First issued in 1990, the NTSB Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements serves as the agency’s primary advocacy tool to help save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce property damage resulting from transportation accidents.
“The 2019 – 2020 Most Wanted List advocates for 46 specific safety recommendations that can and should be implemented during these next two years,” said NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. “It also features broad, longstanding safety issues that still threaten the traveling public.
Read the article at National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
I confess that I wasn’t up to speed on edge computing, but that was before I read John Wysseier’s fascinating article Edge Computing: The Next Step in the Evolution of Digital Computing. Edge computing will be critical to the transition to fully self-driving cars and trucks.
FMW editor Andrew Boada writes about a sinister threat that is on track to worsen: automotive cyber attacks. He notes that Internet and mobile phone systems are being used to launch attacks from as far away as another country! Think of what this could mean to fleets.
Information like this makes it even more compelling that we keep abreast of emerging trends in our industry. And there is no better place to do that than at NAFA's upcoming Institute & Expo.
Editor in Chief
By Ed Pierce, Fleet Industry Marketer
Marketing success in many fields still revolves around many indirect success measures – share of voice, cost per impression, share of impressions, and in the digital age, number of followers, website traffic, website interactions, and so on.
Yet, B2B marketing must measure success in more direct terms – revolving around sales success.
During my fleet B2B marketing career, I’ve worked hard to plan and implement marketing programs tied to sales and executive teams. Many times, they use the terms demand gen and lead gen interchangeably, but there are significant differences that marketing leaders should understand.
Nissan has cancelled plans to build its new X-Trail sport utility vehicle in Britain and will produce it solely in Japan.
Declining sales of diesel vehicles and the uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union has made it harder to plan for the future.
“Nissan has increased its investments in new powertrains and technology for its future European vehicles,” Nissan’s Europe chairman, Gianluca de Ficchy, said in a letter to workers at the Sunderland plant. “Therefore, the company has decided to optimize its investments in Europe by consolidating X-Trail production in Kyushu.
Read the article at The New York Times.
The next time a polar vortex rips through the U.S., electric vehicle owners should be prepared to be frustrated if they don’t take special care of their battery-powered rides.
Cold conditions are a drain on battery range, no matter the car brand. But other predicaments are particular to Tesla.
Tesla made a door design decision that is coming back to bite some buyers. The Model 3’s handles are flush with the exterior of the car and require customers to push on one side, then pull on the other to open them. Ice is making that maneuver difficult for drivers who’ve posted pictures online of their frozen handles.
Read the article at Fortune.