DriverCare from CEI saves customers a whole lot of money when it comes to collision avoidance.
The race to create the self-driving car continues at a feverish pace, with major players pumping billions into the effort.
But Kevin Delaney, editor-in-chief and co-CEO of Quartz, said that when it comes to autonomous vehicles, "we're heading towards hell."
"These cars are not safe yet," Delaney said. "There are five levels of autonomous vehicle safety, according to the U.S. government's certification, and right now, at best, we're at level two. What this means is that people need to be keeping their hands on the wheel, they need to be keeping alert to avoid accidents."
That's not the only potential problem. "What researchers have found is that when people have access to cars driving that require less effort and money, they actually drive a lot more," Delaney said. "So the traffic that we experience today is likely to get a lot worse."
Read the article at CBS News.
Alerts from new driver assist systems can be so annoying that some motorists are turning the features off, according to a new survey.
The 2019 J.D. Power Tech Experience Index study also found that frustrated drivers may avoid the systems in future vehicle purchases.
“Automakers are spending lots of money on advanced technology development, but the constant alerts can confuse and frustrate drivers,” said Kristin Kolodge, J.D. Power’s executive director of driver interaction and human-machine interface. “The technology can’t come across as a nagging parent. No one wants to be constantly told they aren’t driving correctly.”
Read the article at The Washington Post.
Four leading sponsors, 12 different certifications
By Kevin J Fisher, MBA, CAFM, CTP, Senior Consultant, Mercury Associates
This question comes up often, particularly with more-tenured fleet professionals and frequently with the constant budget pressures in many of today’s organizations, both in the private and public sectors. Today, training is available in the form of webinars, online training modules and testing, live classroom sessions at various industry association conferences, local colleges and universities.
In my experience, an investment in fleet management training and certifications pays dividends in the long run for both the organization and the employee. These dividends come in the form of more engaged and motivated employees, who are better equipped to deal with the constant pace of change and innovation in the marketplace.
This happens not only through training and certifications but by networking at industry association events with both fellow fleet professionals and vendors. Both can provide up to date information on new products and services available in the marketplace today.
Vehicle sharing needs to be an easy process, and that can mean different things for different organizations.