Study Shows Growing Use and Strong Intent to Purchase among Fleets in a Wide Range of Categories
C.J. Driscoll & Associates has released a new multi-client marketing research study covering interest, use, and satisfaction of U.S. fleet operators with Mobile Resource Management systems and services.
The 2017-18 Survey of Fleet Operator Interest in MRM Systems and Services assesses fleet operator interest in GPS fleet management systems, driver behavior management systems, and GPS-equipped handset/portable solutions for managing mobile workers.
The study details the principal motivations of fleet operators for deploying MRM solutions and the operational and financial benefits derived from these systems.
Delphi Automotive and BlackBerry are joining forces to develop self-driving vehicles.
Smartphone pioneer BlackBerry, based in Waterloo, Ontario, will provide the operating system for Delphi’s autonomous driving system, which is called Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning and is expected to launch in 2019.
Delphi, an auto supplier that was the parts division of General Motors, is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with U.S. operations based in Troy.
Life sciences company, Bayer Plc, has outsourced the management of its UK fleet of 450 cars to fleet management specialist Fleet Logistics.
Fleet Logistics already manages around 3,400 cars across Europe on Bayer’s behalf, in Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, and Italy.
In the UK, Bayer operates an essential user fleet for all employees who travel more than 10,000 business miles a year, plus vehicles across a range of management levels.
The Fleet Management Weekly team had a fantastic time at the 2017 AFLA Conference in Las Vegas last week, and the mix of people there only showed me once again what a great industry this is!
Between networking and events at AFLA, FMW also managed to collect some timely video content in our press room, and today we feature the first three: Jim Christiano, Mary Sticha, and David Hayward. By the way, we would like to congratulate Mary Sticha on taking over the position of AFLA President!
Looking Forward to 2018
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Some Canadian researchers are developing a kind of high-tech back-seat driver that keeps an eye on motorists and makes sure they’re paying attention to the road.
But it’ll ride right up front, perhaps on the dashboard.
EMV, Mobile, and the Future of Fleet Payments
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Payment technology is rapidly evolving along the parallel tracks of convenience and security. Drivers want to pay the easiest way possible, while fleet managers need bullet-proof protection for those payments and the data that surrounds them.
This webinar tackles technological progress in payment at the pump, in the store and in the maintenance shop. We'll look at status of the of EMV "chip" card technology, explore mobile payments, and preview future payment options.
Driving Dynamics Inc. announced today it has been selected as a 2017 Top 20 Health and Safety Training Company by Training Industry Inc. as part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies.
Selection to the first annual 2017 Top 20 Health and Safety Training Companies List was based on the following criteria:
Researchers say young drivers turn aggressive when angered on the road.
If you’ve ever found yourself stuck in heavy city traffic or on a congested highway, then you may be all too familiar with how aggressive some drivers can be.
But a new study shows that being aggressive behind the wheel comes at a cost.
Lead author David Herrero, a lecturer at the University of the Basque Country, says that risky and aggressive driving behaviors result in more accidents. In fact, even aggressive thoughts while driving can have their drawbacks.