"Jim is the right guy at the right time to grow our strategic telematics partnerships, evolve our insurance relationships and meet growing end-user customer demand as we forge ahead and take our fleet division and technology-driven solutions for both commercial and consumer enterprise customers to the next level,” said Ed Dubens, EVP of eDriving FLEET.
Davis has an extensive background in both insurance and telematics-integrated safety solutions. He arrives at the Company during a growth phase marked by numerous product launches and strategic partnerships. Davis has a combined 30 years of unique and diversified insurance and telematics experience, and is known for aligning business, technology and product strategies.
Driving Dynamics Inc. has added James Paterson, as the director of commercial training and operations and Bruce Davisson as manager of training for light-duty vehicle services, to its management team.
Paterson and Davisson both made the transition to Driving Dynamics after it acquired Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) this past July and now join Ben Langley, director of light-duty training services, to develop and oversee the company’s expanded portfolio of behind-the-wheel programs and its base of some more than 100 instructors across the U.S. and Canada.
The internal combustion engine’s days may be numbered in California, where officials are mulling whether a ban on sales of polluting autos is needed to achieve long-term targets for cleaner air.
Governor Jerry Brown has expressed an interest in barring the sale of vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines, Mary Nichols, chairman of the California Air Resources Board, said in an interview.
Brown, one of the most outspoken elected official in the U.S. about the need for policies to combat climate change, would be replicating similar moves by China, France and the U.K.
Ford plans to intensify its investments in battery all-electric vehicles by creating an internal team called "Team Edison" to focus on the technology, headed by its current executive director of investor relations.
Ted Cannis will helm Team Edison, whose aim will be "to focus and grow our battery-electric offerings and create winning battery-electric vehicles," Sherif Marakby, Ford vice president for autonomous vehicles and electrification, told me. "What's important is having the focus of this team to think big, move fast and in a very agile way."
Charlie Guthro, vice president of global strategic services for ARI, will offer insight and guidance into best practices for utility fleets with regard to maintenance and offer strategies for reducing costs at an educational workshop scheduled during the upcoming International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in Louisville, Kentucky.
On Tuesday, October 3 at 8:00 a.m. in room C201, Guthro will lead a workshop titled Best Practices in Utility Fleet Maintenance Management to Reduce Costs and Maximize Uptime.
Congress is moving ahead with plans to let self-driving cars be tested on U.S. roads without having to comply with the same safety rules as regular vehicles.
The Senate will start considering a bipartisan bill next week on the exemption, which the auto industry says is needed to develop self-driving car technology and establish its own set of safety standards.
The industry also says the patchwork of state regulations on self-driving cars is making it harder to test the technology.
Volkswagen is doubling the bumper-to-bumper warranty on its U.S. Line-up to six years and 72,000 miles, it announced during a Detroit news event on Friday.
The move affects its entire range of models, extending the longer warranty it launched with the debut of the new Tiguan and Atlas SUV models earlier this year.
Hyundai, Kia and Mitsubisi offer have 10/100 warranties, but only for powertrain coverage.
NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) is seeking four members in good standing for consideration in joining the 2018 Board of Directors.
This is an opportunity for well-qualified individuals with a desire to help shape the future of the fleet and mobility industry.
"NAFA is seeking individuals who are passionate about fleet and mobility, are adept with strategic and critical thinking, and exhibit excellent leadership skills that enable persuasive consensus building," said NAFA CEO Phillip E. Russo, CAE.