While sharing cars likely means slower growth of vehicle sales, it also suggest strong new opportunities for automakers, suppliers, and many more players.
The increasing popularity of shared mobility will slow global vehicle sales but not reverse them. Although there likely will be fewer new vehicles on the road because of sharing, car sales in developing countries will outpace shared mobility’s impact over the next 15 years.
Still, through 2030, roughly a third of the expected increase in vehicle sales from urbanization and macroeconomic growth likely will not happen because of shared mobility.
Donlen announces that Tom Callahan, Donlen president, will be one of six panelists during the Fleet Management Company Executive Panel at the 2017 NAFA I&E in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 9 a.m. EDT.
The 2017 NAFA I&E offers fleet professionals a full week of high quality fleet management education sessions, which are current and relevant to their success. During the Fleet Management Company Executive Panel, attendees will hear established leaders in the fleet industry.
Americans want bigger, faster and more luxurious sport utility vehicles — and automakers are more than happy to fulfill the booming demand.
New S.U.V.s dominated media previews on Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show, the latest sign that the shift away from traditional cars is more than a short-term trend.
And the new vehicles are all about muscle. Ford Motor released a more powerful version of its extra-large Lincoln Navigator.
CEI will be previewing a new DriverCare™ mobile application that combines both safety management and accident management services at the NAFA Institute and Expo in CEI’s booth, #1011. The conference runs from 4/23 – 4/26 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.
The DriverCare mobile application is the first to allow fleet drivers to access to both accident management and safety services on the same platform. According to CEI’s Brian Kinniry, senior director of strategic services, drivers will have the ability to start a claim at the accident scene with photo-taking capability, view their company policy assigned risk level, and access safety related assigned tasks from the home screen.
General Motors’ Super Cruise is a hands-free driving system comparable to Tesla’s Autopilot. It’ll debut this fall in the Cadillac CT6 sedan, and Cadillac is describing it as “the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway.”
That’s a bit of a shot at Tesla, whose Autopilot system has been on the road for years.
But Tesla now requires that drivers actually keep their hands on the wheel, even when Autopilot doing the driving.
Austin Russell, now 22, was barely old enough to drive when he set out to create a safer navigation system for robot-controlled cars.
His ambitions are about to be tested.
Five years ago, Russell co-founded Luminar Technologies, a Silicon Valley startup trying to steer the rapidly expanding self-driving car industry in a new direction.
By Art Liggio, President, Driving Dynamics
This is national distracted driving awareness month, and I'm thrilled to announce that this is the one millionth article written on the topic. To commemorate this annual campaign, let's strive to reach an all-time high this month in the number of drivers distracted at any single moment.
Wait, Huh? What in the world?
OK, I’ve taken some literary license with the introduction but, hopefully, I got your attention and provided a clue we’re going to look at things from an unexpected view. Of course I don’t really want the number of distracted drivers to go up this month, or ever. And maybe this isn’t the one millionth distracted driving article, although it may feel that way. But stay with me, there is a point to this—and it has to do with detouring from the status quo and using a bit of reverse psychology to help lower crashes related to distracted driving.
Elon Musk generated a storm of publicity yesterday with one tweet: “Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.”
What a bad idea.
Tesla has plenty to do without this new product introduction; the company faces significant operational challenges in introducing the Model 3, which it is touting to be its first mass production car.