Advisory Board Named for First “Closed Loop” Smartphone Telematics Solution and Industry Risk Measurement Standard
eDriving has released the first, patented, “closed loop” smartphone telematics solution for fleet drivers – Mentor by eDriving. The highly anticipated product measures and scores driving behavior and delivers tailored driver training straight to smartphones, tablets and computers.
The Mentor product launch also marks the debut of a transformational industry standard risk predictor for both businesses and consumers – the FICO® Safe Driving Score.
In Elon Musk’s fantastic vision of the future, cars will drive themselves—when they aren’t being whisked through the vast networks of tunnels he envisions beneath the world’s cities.
Musk, who started digging a big hole on the SpaceX campus near Los Angeles earlier this year, proposes using these underground roadways as a new kind of highway system.
He pitched this idea Friday morning at TED, where extreme wealth meets extreme optimism in the power of technology to solve all the world’s ills.
By Mark Boada, Senior Editor
Fleets that assign sedans to individual employees are vastly oversized and could be reduced by 50% by adopting car sharing with no loss of service.
So says Julian Espiritu, managing director of Abrams Carsharing Advisors. The 28-year veteran of the car rental and car sharing industries made that remark in a wide-ranging interview with Fleet Management Weekly on the fastest-growing means of obtaining access to an automobile.
Espiritu was one of the pioneers at Zipcar, the world’s largest car sharing company, and since joining Abrams has consulted on dozens of car sharing ventures for business fleets, large and small.
“The old sedan fleet model is to assign a vehicle full time to every employee who needs access to a car,” he said. “And every time I’ve seen a car sharing program adopted in a corporate environment, in a short period of time they find they could have reduced their fleet by half, even if all of their cars are assigned.”
The next AFLA Webinar Series presentation "Life Cycle Analysis: Your Replacement Strategy's Key Element" is scheduled for May 8, 2017.
This presentation by Steven Saltzgiver, Manager with Mercury Associates, will focus on establishing an effective replacement program by looking at both the economic benefits and fiscal impacts of timely vehicle replacement.
Register today to reserve your spot at this timely webinar.
The City of Tampa spends millions of dollars each year maintaining and replacing its fleet of more than 2,500 vehicles.
But the I-Team has learned hundreds of cars and trucks were hardly driven, and we went to City Hall to find out why.
The fleet keeps thousands of city employees moving, from police and fire units responding to emergencies, to hundreds of vehicles used for things like trash collection, water service and park maintenance.
But a recent city audit determined 27 percent of Tampa's motor vehicles weren't moving much at all....driven less than 4,000 miles in a year.
Apple’s desire to build an autonomous car is no secret, but until recently it’s been hard to unearth many details about its research.
Now that’s changed, and what we’ve learned suggests that Apple is firmly on its back foot.
In the middle of April, the California Department of Motor Vehicles granted Apple a license to begin testing autonomous vehicles on the state’s highways. It was pretty late to the show—29 other companies have already started testing driverless cars there. But knowing Apple, it could have developed a killer product behind closed doors and then wowed the world with a big reveal.
Research shows that a 5% cut in average speed can result in a 30% reduction in the number of fatal road traffic crashes*. Small changes can have big results!
That is why NETS is now offering its hallmark Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW) road safety awareness campaign more frequently, beginning with a new campaign focused on speed. The emphasis is on short, direct, actionable messages, highlighting specific behaviors employees can change that will reduce their risk of a vehicle crash.
Download the free Drive Safely Work Week™ Speed campaign from NETS' website, and share this important message with your employees.
Are companies seeing any value to their investments in “big data”?
I’ve been surveying executives of Fortune 1000 companies about their data investments since 2012, and for the first time a near majority – 48.4% — report that their firms are achieving measurable results from their big data investments, with 80.7% of executives characterizing their big data investments as “successful.”
Survey respondents included Presidents, Chief Information Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, and Chief Data Officers representing 50 industry giants, including American Express, Capital One, Disney, Ford Motors, General Electric, JP Morgan, MetLife, Nielsen, Turner Broadcasting, United Parcel Service, and USAA.