Whitepaper uses new Dollar Per Gallon-equivalent rating (DPGe) to directly compare electric and traditional fleet vehicle fueling costs
A recent white paper by AMPLY Power reveals that 25 of America’s largest metropolitan areas could save an average of 37 percent on fuel costs by electrifying their bus and light-duty vehicle fleets.
Additionally, well-managed electric fleets, that optimize electricity charging for off-peak hours, and avoid demand charges, can save as much as 60 percent on fueling versus their internal combustion engine (ICE) or unmanaged EV fleet counterparts.
Donlen has partnered with Nauto, an AI-technology company to improve the safety of commercial fleets.
With this announcement, Donlen customers will have access to high-risk driving behaviors that leverages a multi-sensor device, artificial intelligence, and proprietary algorithms to assess situational risk both inside and outside the vehicle.
Nauto’s In-cab alerts enable automated coaching in the cabin to help stop high-risk driving behaviors the moment they occur. In-cab alerts notify drivers based on the severity of the distraction event to return their attention back on the road.
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By Janice Sutton, Editor in Chief
Members of the NAFA Fleet Management Association know how much it has helped support their careers in so many ways: through its annual Institute & Exposition, webinars, educational programs, publications, and networking opportunities.
But do you know that behind NAFA stands the NAFA Foundation, a non-profit organization that does even more?
Since its beginnings in 1976, the Foundation has expanded its role from working with institutions of higher learning to publishing case studies relating to vehicle fleet management, offering scholarships, funding computer-based tools for making fleet management decisions, and conducting industry benchmarking studies. More recently, the Foundation has funded two white papers and, this year hosted “Mobility Day” at the Institute & Expo.
By Art Liggio, President and CEO, Driving Dynamics
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Summary of Statistical Findings (DOT HS 812 381), every day crashes that involve a distracted driver kill nine plus people and injures more than 1,000.
With April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it is the perfect opportunity to have a conversation with your drivers about the types of distracted driving and how best to avoid them.
When drivers understand the behaviors that contribute to dangerous distractions, they gain valuable insight which puts them on a road to positive change and self-improvement behind the wheel.
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
Fleet managers’ future depends on a skill they may have largely overlooked: making a strategic business value case that elevates the influence they have within the organization and secures C-suite buy-in for its initiatives.
The issue was discussed on the third and final day at last week’s NAFA Institute & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, during a breakfast and general session that featured a panel discussion by the CEOs of five leading fleet management companies.
It came in response to the first question posed by moderator Mike Joyce, executive director of the American Automotive Leasing Association, who asked the panelists for their advice on how fleet managers can elevate their positions within their organizations and portray fleet as a driver of success.
“The majority of connected vehicles today are still aligned with 2G and 3G networks that provide far greater speeds than previous generations but not the kind of speed 4G and 5G promise the smart automotive industry.”
By: Mike Branch, Vice President, Data & Analytics at Geotab
Since 1996, when General Motors introduced OnStar to enable drivers to call for roadside assistance and emergency services, carmakers have developed highly intelligent technologies to advance the smart, connected vehicle. But, as the automotive and tech industries ramp up efforts to bring autonomous vehicles (AVs) mainstream, some critics argue they may be putting the cart in front of the horse.
Before expecting skeptical consumers to embrace driverless cars, it may require taking a small step back to consider where their confidence hangs in the balance: trusting in the technology currently embedded in their vehicles.
By Andrew Boada, Editor at Large
While mobility as a Service, or “MaaS,” is being touted as the future of fleet management, it’s still in its infancy and needs city and regional governments to do much more to make it a mature reality.
That was the consensus at a two-day conference in London this month called Smart Mobility & Transportation 2019.
For fleet managers, MaaS means managing a budget that covers every way that employees travel on the job, including ride-hailing, taxis, airplanes, and public transit. The goal for fleets is cost-savings derived in large measure from reducing the vehicles they own or lease and maximizing the use of the ones they continue to own.
For governments, as conference speakers indicated, the ultimate goals are different, but overlap and are complementary with fleets’.