There are a variety of rather scary vehicle hacks that exist today: from moving the steering wheel, to cutting the engine, to disabling headlights. Here’s one expert’s recommended #1 solution to stop vehicle hacking.
eDriving’s mission is to stop the 94% of collisions that are caused by driver attitudes and behavior, and telematics plays a critical role.
No matter what your responsibility in fleet, safety is always top of mind. Today we've got an excellent article from Kevin Reilly on Attacking a Fleet’s Pain Points with Targeted Training Provides Short-Term Milestones on the Long Road to Total Fleet Safety. Typically, it takes at least three years for a fleet to bring their accident rates down by any significant measure, but there are some initiatives that can show measurable results sooner.
Alleviating Organizational Conflicts
We've also got an insightful piece from Mike Cieri on how differences in the ways people see "the facts" can play into organizational conflicts. In those moments, it's important to ask ourselves what lens are we looking through? It's all about perception.
Enjoy this issue, and check in at FleetManagementWeekly.com for daily updates.
For all the mishegas about self-driving cars in the sunny, techie Silicon Valley, the future of the automobile may still live in a colder clime. At least, the Wolverine State hasn’t loosened its grip on the future of traffic.
Ann Arbor plays home to the University of Michigan, and with the football games, Kid Rock concerts, and daily commuters comes traffic, and lots of it. On the average weekday, the 125,000-person town swells to hold 200,000 people, most of whom travel in by personal car. The city is exploring buses, commuter rail, and carpool options to clear up its roads, but knows it can’t drive the car out of its home state anytime soon.
So it turned to tech to manage its streets.
The Board of Directors of NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), operating under new bylaws and election procedures adopted in 2016, recently elected the first slate of Officers under its new guidelines.
The new rules saw four new Directors elected to the Board in January, joining nine Directors whose terms were continuing. Then, in February, the full Board of 13 Directors elected from among themselves NAFA’s new President, Senior Vice President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer.
A needs analysis is a crucial step to understanding where users have problems performing a task, and which problems are most aggravating
By Wendy Eichenbaum
You’re at the grocery store walking to your car. It’s drizzling. Your hands are full of groceries. You can’t reach your key or press the button on the trunk that syncs with your key. We’ve all experienced this pain point.
But what is the primary pain point for you? Is it that you have to put the groceries down, often where there is little room and cars are circling for a space? Or is it that the ground is wet and dirty, so now you’ll get the car’s interior dirty? The answer to that question will affect your design need.
You need to understand the root of your customers’ pain before you design a solution. You can find this root by conducting a needs analysis with your target audience.
Electric vehicles have been growing in popularity among fleet operators, and soon, Beijing may find itself earning a reputation as the hub of the electric taxi.
The Chinese city is home to one of the most important taxi fleets in the world, numbering around 70,000, and under a new program for air pollution control that will begin implementation this year, those taxis will be going electric.
According to a report by National Business Daily, the transition to electric cars will cover all new taxis registered in the region.
Utah may be the first state to lower its drunk-driving threshold below .08 BAC—and for the tl;dr crowd, yes, your state probably is next.
A Utah State Senate committee forwarded a proposal that would lower the state's threshold for adults from .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) to .05, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
For an average-size male, the difference would be three or fewer drinks in an hour, and for a female it would be two or fewer drinks. For some women, the lower limit could be only one drink.