By Mike Sheldrick
Without fear of contradiction, it can be said that the next ten years will see greater change to the automotive industry than the last fifty — or even more.
At the extreme, there will be significant numbers of autonomous vehicles. Indeed, we are witnessing several on-the-road, real-life experiments.
More generally, we have begun to think much more deeply about the issue of mobility. Individual car ownership or leasing may be in decline, and we will confront a transportation system combining conventional cars and trucks, autonomous cabs, shared rides, mass transit, and yes, even bicycles and walking.
In that vein, we recently sat down with Dillon Blake, Senior Director of Runzheimer, to talk about how many of these topics affect the age-old question of reimbursement vs. leasing as well as the recent entry of fleet management companies into reimbursement.