By now, you've seen the renderings and heard the promises. Someday, robocars will dominate American roadways, each racing along just inches from its neighbors, safely under the control of a computer that never makes mistakes.
No more congestion, fewer atmosphere-choking emissions, and crucially, a drastic drop in deadly crashes.
Someday. Autonomous vehicles are truly on the way, but until they complete their conquest, they'll have to share the road with awful human drivers.
By Ed Pierce, Fleet Industry Marketer
For many companies, the Fall signals the start of another budgeting process that comprises a two-part challenge:
1. Reviewing the success of this year’s marketing tactics and overall achievement of goals at both the tactical and strategic levels,
2. Developing next year’s plan and appropriate budget by gathering pertinent facts from inside and outside the company.
Deadly vehicle crashes spiked in the USA for a second straight year in 2016, hitting a nine-year high despite the adoption of new safety features and investments in partially self-driving cars.
Key reasons: speeding, not wearing seat belts and a rise in motorcycle deaths.
Car accidents killed 37,461 people in 2016, up 5.6% from 2015, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data released Friday.
Booking a room on Airbnb? Soon you’ll have the option to snag a desk or conference room at the closest WeWork location.
Two of the world’s most valuable technology startups are teaming up in the hopes of luring young business travelers away from hotels.
Airbnb Inc. plans to begin a pilot program Thursday with WeWork Cos. to provide travelers with amenities commonly found in hotel business centers, such as a work desk, Wi-Fi, printers and meeting rooms, said people familiar with the project.
Driving Dynamics Inc. has signed an agreement with DriveTech International (DriveTech) to join its global training partner network and for reseller rights in North America.
Under this agreement, Driving Dynamics will add DriveTech’s driver safety and risk management solutions to its portfolio of services. This initiative, which includes a program of behavior-based assessments, e-learning and on-the-road coaching has been two years in development and tested by Driving Dynamics under a pilot program.
Driving while impaired is a factor in nearly 40% of fatal crashes, yet impaired driving is a choice which is 100% preventable.
The team at NETS has pulled together a focused set of materials designed to make an impact on employees – one that will hopefully inspire them to think twice before getting behind the wheel while impaired. Included in these materials are some sobering facts as well as practical tips on how to plan ahead to make those decisions when best able to do so – before indulging. Ultimately, Your Decisions Drive Your Safety.
WEX bases its initiatives on its partners and its customers - and is currently putting a lot of focus on both mobile and global.
Yes, autonomous vehicles are coming. But there’s going to be a transition period, and safety is going to be a big issue.