When the future fleet arrives, will it be an improvement?
By Bernie Kavanagh
Sure, your vehicles might be autonomous, dutifully following all your rules on fueling, idling and safety without a coffee break. But what if they get hacked?
You like the lower emissions from your EV vehicles … even if you can’t figure out how much you’re spending on a charge, or how to do any of your usual fuel management reporting.
And of course we’ll all love swipeless, cardless payments -- until we find out fraudsters have caught up with the innovation.
By Chad Christensen, Strategic Consultant, Element Fleet Management
Upfitting is an integral part of ensuring service fleet drivers can accomplish their jobs, but it is one of the most challenging aspects of fleet management.
To help optimize the upfitting process, the Element strategic consulting team put together a guide for avoiding common upfitting mistakes.
Volkswagen announced that it will have the capacity to build up to 15 million electric cars over several years and is investing more than $12.5 billion into electric and autonomous vehicles by 2023.
VW plans to have 27 electrical vehicle (EV) models in production by the end of 2022, with cars under the Volkswagen, Audi, and Skoda brands. VW has said that it is also building an alliance with Ford and might use that company’s plants to build vehicles in the United States. The company is currently converting multiple of its European factories to build EVs rather than combustion engine cars.
Read the article at Fortune.
NAFA's Nominating Committee has completed its work and selected four candidates to fill the expiring terms of current members of the Board of Directors. The committee selected:
By Ed Dubens, CEO & Founder, eDriving
Telematics technology is largely credited with changing fleet management.
In fact, a quick search of telematics online suggests that it is a vital part of fleet management, that monitoring drivers is increasingly accepted, and that telematics provides fleet managers with the information they need, when they want it and how they want to digest it.
Yet, as technology adoption becomes more and more commonplace for fleets and having personally witnessed some of the world’s largest fleets successfully reduce the number of collisions, injuries and license violations, as well as their total cost of ownership (TCO), I have an insight to share with fleet managers: telematics alone is not enough!