Element Fleet Management today announced two additions to its Southeast Region Commercial Team.
Brian Jacob joins Element as VP of the Customer Success Team. He’ll manage the mid-market portfolio of accounts in the region with a focus on revenue growth and retention.
Kelley Finke joins as VP, Sales. Finke previously spent 14 years with GE Fleet (acquired by Element in 2015), where she was responsible for mid-market and national account sales and customer retention.
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) released the 2017 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws. The 14th annual report rates all 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC) on adoption of 15 basic traffic safety laws.
This "report card" exposes deadly gaps in these essential laws and should serve as both a wake-up call and call to action for state legislatures.
It’s report card time for the automakers and Silicon Valley denizens studying the tricky problem of making cars drive themselves, and everyone is passing.
The California DMV just released its annual slate of “disengagement reports,” documents provided by the 11 companies that received state permits to test autonomous vehicles by the end of 2015.
The results, summarized below, reveal how often humans had to wrest control away from the computer, and why (sort of).
Robert Barrett and Jack Dunham hack cars for a living.
In their garage on the Fremont campus of Underwriters Laboratories, they probe for weaknesses that criminals might exploit to tamper with or take control of today’s Web-connected cars.
It’s not an academic pursuit.
Hackers years ago demonstrated an ability to commandeer, remotely, a vehicle’s transmission and steering, although the known cases have not been random, broad-based attacks but instead were aimed at specific vulnerabilities in specific cars.
The modern automobile can be traced back more than 100 years to 1886, when Karl Benz created the Benz slightly more than 10 mph.
It’s easy to chuckle at that today, when our cars are made from a variety of composite materials that were likely developed by aerospace engineers and can easily reach speeds in excess of 100 mph. But the primary goal of the automobile hasn’t changed: to move us from point A to B. A second goal is to provide mobility in a way that does not harm people and will not result in property damage.
Simply stated, we want to drive safe.
"Currently, only about one-fifth of drivers say they would buy an autonomous car as soon as one is available and fewer than one-third say they would be comfortable riding in one."
That's according to a new statement by the Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA), who on February 3 issued its first "Spotlight" covering autonomous vehicles, titled Autonomous Vehicles Meet Human Drivers: Traffic Safety Issues for States. The report examines self-driving technology and the potential safety issues it raises.
Decades ago Mexico City's air pollution was so poor, birds would fall out of the sky -- dead.
Locals said living there was like smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, according to one report. In response, Mexico City took several steps to try to improve air quality including restricting driving one or two days during the weekdays.
The program has had negligible results.
For 60 years, NAFA has understood that leadership is integral to every organization’s success and is a necessary skill for all professionals to master.
With this necessity in mind, NAFA proudly announces that Doug Keeley, CEO and Chief Storyteller of The Mark of a Leader, will be the Keynote Speaker for the Association’s annual conference, the 2017 Institute & Expo, April 25-28 in Tampa, Florida.
Recognized as one of North America’s most successful communicators, Keeley will bring his insight and the principles of Five Level Leadership, a core principle of the Mark of a Leader program to attendees in an engaging presentation.