By Robert J. Wilson, Esquire
This month we’re presenting an immensely important topic on privacy. Issues related to this have long tentacles and originate from many diverse sources including the vehicle you are driving. A good friend of mine, Robert Wilson, General Counsel for ARMD Resource Group, recently wrote an article on this very topic and he was gracious enough to allow me to share this with you. I think you’ll find Robert’s insight on this matter to be quite eye-opening. Read on. — Art Liggio, Driving Dynamics President and CEO
In 1984 Motown released a song by a singer whose stage name was “Rockwell.” The name of the song is the name of this article, “Somebody is Watching Me.” The song became a minor hit and is known for having Michael and Jermaine Jackson doing guest vocals and for the fact that Rockwell was a son of a producer, Motown’s CEO Berry Gordy. For purposes of this article, I would like to draw attention to a portion of the chorus: “I always feel like somebody’s watching me. And I have no privacy...”
So, how does this relate to compliance? The focus here is not on “somebody” watching you, but rather on cars “watching” you.
By Laura Jozwiak, Senior Vice President of Sales and Client Relations, Wheels, Inc.
I was listening to a podcast featuring a study on human behavior. The theory being tested was how early we develop empathy and how people learn with whom to connect and trust.
The experiment involved lining up two rows of adults; the first row held a baby in a carrier facing forward; music played. The adults carrying the babies swayed their bodies to the rhythm of the music. The second row of adults faced the babies; one half swayed to the rhythm of the music and the other half countered.
After the session, the babies and adults played together. During that time, the study showed that if an adult dropped a toy, a baby would more often retrieve the toy for or help the adult who had swayed in the same rhythm than the adult who countered.
How fascinating! Our natural tendency, from a very early age and without verbal communication, is to gravitate to those that we believe are more in sync with us.
Understanding This New Watermark and How to Navigate Mileage Reimbursement Methods for Different Business Needs
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today announced the 2019 national business mileage rate of 58 cents. The IRS calculates the rate using data provided by Motus.[i] Based on a consistent method and statistical analysis of vehicle cost components from the prior year, the 2019 business mileage rate reflects an increase of 3.5 cents from the previous year and will go into effect January 1, 2019.
When: Wednesday, December 19. 12:00 PM -- 1:00 PM EST
Instructor: Jim Rice, Vice President, Mid-Market Sales, Lytx
You have a gold mine sitting in your parking lot: your fleet. In this webinar, you'll learn strategies to help you protect that rolling investment so you can improve cash flow. Join us to hear about tools that you can use immediately to preserve fleet value-including tips on preventive maintenance, vehicle acquisition, and safety.
Hyundai Motor Group is going all-in on hydrogen fuel cells with a $6.7 billion investment that will see the company produce 700,000 fuel-cell systems annually by 2030. Of those, 500,000 a year will be destined for passenger and commercial vehicles under the Hyundai and Kia car brands.
"We are confident that hydrogen power will transcend the transportation sector and become a leading global economic success," said Euisun Chung, executive vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Group. Hyundai's "FCEV Vision 2030" plan includes the opening of a new hydrogen fuel-cell plant in Chungju, South Korea.
Read the article at MSN.