This is a fantastic definition of what upfitting is, what upfitting does, and how it can make work easier - and safer - for your technicians.
LeasePlan USA has hired fleet industry expert, Michael Croft, to offer results-driven solutions to companies in the southwestern region.
"I knew right away Michael was a good fit for us," said Ricardo Fonzaghi, chief commercial officer at LeasePlan USA. "Not only does he bring years of fleet expertise and a consultative mindset, he also possesses the passion and spark that clients need to achieve success."
LeasePlan USA is in the process of expanding its business development team as it gears for smart growth and an investment in the future.
The demand for automotive cybersecurity researchers is outstripping supply as automakers continue to cram more and more computer-based technology into new vehicles.
This offers hackers more and more opportunities to breach systems in vehicles. Stories abound of vehicles being hacked in various scenarios, including one where a tech publication paid hackers to take control of a vehicle while driving.
Adults have gotten the message that it's safer for kids to ride in the back seat properly restrained, but when it comes to their own safety, there is a common misperception that buckling up is optional.
Among adults who admit to not always using safety belts in the back seat, 4 out of 5 surveyed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety say short trips or traveling by taxi or ride-hailing service are times they don't bother to use the belt.
Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 0.75% month-over-month in July.
This brought the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 130.3, which was a record high for the third consecutive month and a 2.6% increase from a year ago.
On a year-over-year basis, the mid-sized car category saw the largest decline (down 0.9%) in July, while pickups and vans saw gains greater than the overall market. Other car segments like compacts and luxury saw gains in July too.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is by far the most common drug-related arrest in the United States. Police make more than 1.4 million drunken-driving arrests annually, and they catch only a fraction of offenders.
The criminal justice system often responds to drunk drivers by focusing on their driving, for example, by taking away driver's licenses, restricting driving to daylight hours, or installing a breathalyzer that locks the ignition if the would-be driver has been drinking. But new research indicates that a highly effective approach to alcohol-involved crime is more direct and simple: Take away the offender's access to alcohol.
October 11-12, 2017, Omni Hotel, Charlottesville, VA
A hallmark of past NETS conferences has been the sharing of best practices across industry sectors enabling participants to benefit from a wide variety of road safety perspectives and successful implementation strategies.
This year’s event will include a number of leadership-themed presentations which are sure to resonate with attendees. Leadership partners who support road safety programs of all sizes and maturity levels are also encouraged to attend the conference in order to benefit from these presentations.
As automakers like Tesla, Toyota, and Volvo focus on developing vehicles that can interact autonomously with their environments, Ari Teman is exploring ways the cars of the future could interact with you.
The inventor, designer, and technologist told Futurism he sees biometrics, which is “the ability for a vehicle, an environment, or a service to recognize who you are and how you are,” as one of the biggest developments in transportation in recent years.