Recently, the “trolley problem,” a decades-old thought experiment in moral philosophy, has been enjoying a second career of sorts, appearing in nightmare visions of a future in which cars make life-and-death decisions for us.
Among many driverless car experts, however, talk of trolleys is très gauche. They call the trolley problem sensationalist and irrelevant.
But this attitude is unfortunate. Thanks to the arrival of autonomous vehicles, the trolley problem will be answered—that much is unavoidable. More importantly, though, that answer will profoundly reshape the way law is administered in America.
Runzheimer recently released its 11th Annual Workforce Mobility Benchmark Report.
The report assesses the growing need for organizations across multiple industries to support accurate and automated reporting for business vehicle policies and mobile mileage logs through mobile technology.
Click here for more of the key findings from Runzheimer on the increasing importance of mobile technology within reimbursement programs.
Royal Dutch Shell is preparing to open Britain’s first “no-petrol” service station in the capital next year as part of its drive towards cleaner motoring.
The forecourt is expected to offer motorists biofuels, electric vehicle charge points and hydrogen cell refuelling instead of traditional petrol and diesel pumps.
Meanwhile, the buildings are due to be powered by renewable energy from solar panels on the forecourt roof.
They’re completely airless, last virtually forever, and could be the perfect tire for our autonomous future.
Michelin, the 128-year-old tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, recently unveiled a 3D-printed tire concept that it says could be the ideal ride for self-driving cars. It just needs to figure out how to actually manufacture them first.
Dubbed “Vision,” these spidery, psychedelic-looking sponges are printed from bio-sourced and biodegradable materials, including natural rubber, bamboo, paper, tin cans, wood, electronic and plastic waste, hay, tire chips, used metals, cloth, cardboard, molasses, and orange zest.
Incoming AFLA President Mary Sticha on how the organization is continually evolving, changing and improving. One example of that is AFLA’s current global initiative.
In its first 20 years of business, PARS has continually changed and evolved to provide a host of helpful services to their customers.
To better service its customers in the Central America area, global automotive finance, leasing and fleet software provider Sofico has made its first move into the region by opening an office in Mexico.
Sofico Managing Director, Gémar Hompes, said: “We believe our growth strategy is a key to our continued success. The establishment of local offices assures a close proximity to our customers and helps us in attracting new staff with knowledge of the local market and local languages. We plan to set up additional offices in key European markets in the near future.”
The last ten years or so have seen quite an evolution when it comes to how Fleet and Procurement departments work together.