Around the world, support is growing for electric cars.
Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales to curb pollution; some European countries aim to be all-electric by 2040 or sooner.
Those lofty ambitions face numerous challenges, including one practical consideration for consumers: If they buy electric cars, where will they charge them?
Part four of a four-part series on negligent entrustment: 'Onboard vehicle technologies that address areas of liability'.
By Brian Kinniry, Senior Director, Strategic Services, The CEI Group, Inc.
Part one of the negligent entrustment series summarized the main grounds for a fleet-related negligent entrustment case. Part two addressed how a fleet manager could build a transparent, fair, and enforceable safety policy to help safeguard the fleet from exposure to this form of liability. Part three walks through technologies unrelated to the vehicle. Part four investigates onboard vehicle technologies that can prevent accidents and reduce liability.
Poking fun at meetings is the stuff of Dilbert cartoons—we can all joke about how soul-sucking and painful they are.
But that pain has real consequences for teams and organizations. In our interviews with hundreds of executives, in fields ranging from high tech and retail to pharmaceuticals and consulting, many said they felt overwhelmed by their meetings—whether formal or informal, traditional or agile, face-to-face or electronically mediated.
One said, “I cannot get my head above water to breathe during the week.” Another described stabbing her leg with a pencil to stop from screaming during a particularly torturous staff meeting.
Such complaints are supported by research showing that meetings have increased in length and frequency over the past 50 years, to the point where executives spend an average of nearly 23 hours a week in them, up from less than 10 hours in the 1960s. And that doesn’t even include all the impromptu gatherings that don’t make it onto the schedule.
Organizations have always needed leaders who are good at recognizing emerging challenges and inspiring organizational responses.
That need is intensifying today as leaders confront, among other things, digitization, the surging power of data as a competitive weapon, and the ability of artificial intelligence to automate the workplace and enhance business performance.
These technology-driven shifts create an imperative for most organizations to change, which in turn demands more and better leaders up and down the line.
A Chinese automaker reportedly made a quiet bid to acquire Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, raising the distinct possibility that the traditional member of the Detroit Three that was bailed out by U.S. taxpayers could wind up with Chinese ownership.
After years of pursuing a deal to gain greater global scale, the Italian-American automaker recently rejected an acquisition bid by an unidentified Chinese company, according to Automotive News.
The publication also reported that multiple Chinese automakers are weighing a similar bid for the maker of the Jeep, Ram, Chrysler and Dodge brands.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the formal reopening and expansion of its midterm evaluation for new vehicle greenhouse gas standards for model years 2021-2025.
The standards, originally set in 2012, were the culmination of a historic agreement between automakers, labor, consumer and environmental groups, California, and the federal government to establish “one national program.”
With the recent acquisition of the Center for Transportation Safety, Driving Dynamics in now poised to deliver the most extensive and wide-ranging driver training programs for fleet operators.
Data from connected vehicles offer up beneficial insights - especially ones that help drivers operate vehicles more safely and more efficiently.