As the global market for smartphones has become besieged by devices of all shapes and sizes, a stressed post-pubescent iPhone talks with its older mobile device cousin, the car.
By Felipe Smolka, Executive Vice President of Transformation, LeasePlan USA
I want to start this blog with a short tale of my own UX (User Experience) superhero, the iPhone. The smart device that got everyone to do a “180″ and rethink UX in its essence. Is it time for the invincible superhero to grow up? Well, maybe, just maybe, some help from cars could be of use…
Imagine the scene as a young dad rushes into a Whole Foods store, on a sunny winter afternoon, in Georgia. In his hurry to grab this new high-end red blend and a gluten-free ham-and-swiss quiche, he has left his phone in his car – then, the two devices start to chat.
By Erik Bousquet, Behind-the-Wheel Driver Safety Instructor at Driving Dynamics
Fleet operators today face the daunting task of mitigating risk in a tough economic environment.
Recent analyses continue to show an uptick in the number of traffic crashes. What is needed to get control over these escalating costs?
Organizations that employ drivers have a responsibility to ensure those employees are equipped with the highest level of skill and knowledge when it comes to: handling their vehicles, understanding the use and limitations of vehicle safety technologies, safely carrying loads and managing external influences effectively.
Equally important is sustaining responsible attitudes and behaviors toward safety behind-the-wheel. Consider that most fleet drivers have been driving for several, if not many, years and those years on the road represent the preponderance of their driving education. In other words, when comparing the time invested in any formal drivers’ education licensing training with their post-licensing time on the road, drivers are largely self-taught. And what have they learned?
By Amanda Lam, INVERS Mobility Solutions
What a fleet manager does has changed over the years.
In any corporate, government, or public sector environment, a fleet manager is generally responsible for overseeing the organization’s fleet of vehicles. At the end of the day though, the responsibilities of a fleet manager are to make sure employees can get to where they need to go and transport the tools they need to get their job done.
As a result, fleet managers have begun re-shifting their focus from not just asset management, but people management as well. When you combine these two aspects, you end up with a focus on providing the right mobility options for your company’s employees.
Mobility management is what fleet managers need to adapt in their day-to-day duties. While this doesn’t require learning a completely new skillset, it does require being open to change. With mobility management, the focus is on the people, not on the vehicle.
Sofico, global provider of automotive finance, leasing and mobility management systems, has ended its 30th anniversary year with record results.
The Belgium-based business saw record turnover of €34.7 million in 2018, up 16.4% on the €29.8 million of the previous year. With a total of 258 full-time employees and over 50 system implementations completed, its Miles solution manages contracts in 24 different countries across the world.
Weekly Episodes Feature Tales, Insights, and Tips from People Who Drive for Work
Motus has launched The Road Warrior Podcast, sharing the stories of road warriors, or mobile workers who drive for their jobs. VEach week the podcast will feature an interview with a new guest who shares unique stories from their time on the road. These guests will also offer insights and tips for other road warriors.
“In the beginning of 2018, an average of 272 million vehicles traveled all over the United States,” said Ben Reiland, content and SEO specialist at Motus and the host of The Road Warrior Podcast. “There are a lot of stories to be heard from people driving for work. We’re eager to share them through this podcast.”