Geotab Press Release
Geotab unveiled Geotab Keyless, one of the world’s first platform solutions that integrates a secured digital key function with a comprehensive and data-driven fleet management product.
“We are proud to be the first fully-featured telematics provider bringing a unique data-driven, keyless solution to the burgeoning car sharing market,” said Christopher Mendes, VP, Electric Vehicles at Geotab.
“Geotab Keyless is designed to enhance car sharing across every segment, including in-car delivery services in the future” added Mendes. “Keyless is particularly advantageous for electric vehicle (EV) car sharing fleets, as the solution can reliably manage vehicles’ state of charge (SOC), charging status and range remaining —a capability no other keyless hardware competitor possesses.”
Read the full release
And Founder/CEO Named International Gamechanger of the Year
eDrivingSM has been named International Fleet Risk Management Company of the Year in the ACQ5 Global Awards 2020. eDriving’s Founder/CEO Ed Dubens has also been named International Gamechanger of the Year.
The ACQ5 Global Awards program recognizes companies and individuals that demonstrate achievement, innovation and brilliance in the markets in which they excel. The Awards are based on peer nominations and year-round research into businesses in all global regions.
“Since our founding 24 years ago, we have worked tirelessly to help organizations around the world ensure that those who drive for work purposes make it home safely to their loved ones at the end of every day,” said Ed Dubens. “Our whole team is delighted to receive this global recognition, and I’m very proud to be considered a ‘gamechanger’ in the industry.”
Read the entire press release at eDriving.
The Google Assistant Driving mode that the company first announced in 2019 has started appearing on some Android devices, XDA-Developers reported.
It’s not clear whether the rollout of this new mode is part of a test or will be coming for all users.
The voice prompt doesn’t appear to work yet even on devices enabled with the new mode, according to Android Police. To see if your device has Assistant Driving Mode, open Google Maps and from the navigation settings menu, and select “Google Assistant settings.” If it’s not enabled, you’ll be taken to the main Assistant settings section.
Read the article at The Verge.
According to the annual “Hot Wheels” list compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) in Des Plaines, Ill., the full-size Ford F-150 is now the most-stolen vehicle in the U.S.
Rural areas and wide-open spaces, like Alabama, Alaska, and Arkansas tend to have more pickup trucks stolen than in more urban-oriented states like California, Connecticut, and Delaware, where sedans like the Honda Accord and Civic top the list.
Older high-volume vehicles are taken most often because they’re worth more than the sum of their parts. They’re typically driven off, or even towed away to a “chop shop” where they’re dismantled into components that can be passed off to unscrupulous vendors and sold to repair shops and consumers, often via the Internet. .
Read the article at Forbes.
We will always remember those leaders that helped us navigate tough times
By Mike Pitcher, Author and Fleet Industry Leader
As the CEO of LeasePlan USA, we were one of the hundreds of companies that launched visionary campaigns called “Vision 2020”. It is now obvious that we were all clueless on exactly what 2020 would bring. And yet, here we are.
Let me begin by stating my definition of leadership. In my opinion, it is very simple. Leadership is influence. If you are in a position to influence the thoughts, behaviors and / or attitudes of someone else, then you are in a leadership role. I do not believe that leadership is the private domain of corporate executives and politicians. I know for a fact that leadership is practiced everyday in schools, churches, non-profit organizations, and in our homes. The leadership role we hold in our family might be the most important of all.
In this challenging environment of political unrest, social injustice, economic uncertainty, and that other little issue (a global pandemic named COVID-19), how will you influence those that you lead?
The Swiss-based Start-up has developed a B2B self-service IT-software enabling Companies to orchestrate their mobility offerings for their Employees
Starting mid-2019, fleetcompetence Group and fleetbay joined forces in order to combine their long-standing industry expertise from fleet and mobility consulting, IT-development and telematic solutions. They now bundled all services related to “New Mobility” in a newly founded corporation: 1st Mobility AG, based in Switzerland.
“Companies establishing a “New Mobility” Program face a significant level of complexity as the mobility needs are different by job role, office location, employee’s personal situation, etc.”, says Tobias Kern, Managing Director of 1st Mobility. “Our Mobility Configurator Solution supports each Employee to configurate their individual mobility package within the boundaries of the corporate mobility policy, which can be fully reflected in the tool.”
This is your last week to register and attend NAFA’s Essentials of Fleet Management Seminar: The Toolbox, Oct. 26 – Nov 4.
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The Toolbox is the backbone of this interactive course and will become your go-to resource to breakdown the eight most practical, solutions to improve your fleet including: The Ethical Decision-making Grid, Vehicle Selection Matrix, Risk Management Grid, Policy Templates, Fleet Reporting Matrix, Lifecycle Cost Analysis Spreadsheet, VEU Analysis Worksheet and Fuel Efficiency Performance Measures.
More than just a series of online presentation, this interactive experience includes informative fleet discussions with fellow students and our experienced faculty via a private networking and discussion community.
As an added bonus, you’ll have the chance to build a network of peers who are experiencing the same challenges you are, and can help you find solutions to your current and future fleet needs.
Questions? For more information on this or other NAFA education programs, please contact Tina Mercardo TMercardo@nafa.org.