Remarketing professional Holly Hill is in the midst of getting her CAFM certification. Her motivation was that it would help her better relate to customers, and it’s definitely paying off!
There are pros and cons to almost all virtual communication. For instance, it’s easier to connect and work from anywhere, but it’s tougher to build relationships.
One surprising element, which can make a huge difference to your progression at your job, is your video camera. Even when we get back to the benefits of the office, people will likely still work remotely to a greater extent than they did before the pandemic, and this will make virtual communication—and video connections—a feature of the future as well as the present.
It sends a powerful message about your responsibility and your confidence as well as your openness. It will help you build relationships and rapport and make you more memorable and effective—and all of these are very good for the trajectory of your career.
Read the article at Fast Company.
Continuous license monitoring is a proactive way to correct risky behaviors of drivers before an accident occurs
By Adam Danielson, Director of Sales
Employers can face astronomical costs when an employee is involved in a motor vehicle accident. 40% of all motor vehicle accidents are work related1 and 53% of those accidents cause employees to miss work, costing employers $56.7 billion in 2017²
When a motor vehicle accident occurs in a company vehicle or on company time, the company must absorb costs that include wage replacement, medical expenses, and property damage; in some cases, these costs must be covered for all parties involved in the incident.
Drivers fidget with electronics and take both hands off the wheel more often as they develop trust in automated systems, new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab shows.
To investigate how experience with automation affects driver disengagement, the researchers studied the driving behavior of 20 Massachusetts-based volunteers over a month’s time as they gained familiarity with advanced driver assistance features, examining how often they removed both hands from the steering wheel or took their attention away from the road to do things like use their cell phone or adjust the controls on the vehicle’s console.
Read the article at IIHS.
Range is still important to potential EV buyers. At least Tesla seems to thank so. During an interview as part of the European Battery Conference, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that some of the vehicles in the company's current lineup could hit more than 430 miles of range and that the company is working on a 621-mile-range vehicle.
"We even have some under development that could do 1000 kilometers [621 miles]," Musk said during a video call about the company's plans which was focused on the Europe market. The CEO followed up that information by saying that the priority is on bringing down costs of these vehicles. That includes increasing energy density in packs, "so that everyone can afford to buy an electric car."
The CEO said that the long-term goal would be to bring down the battery pack's cost per kilowatt-hour. Experts believe that getting battery pack costs down to $100 per kWh would bring the cost of EVs down to gas-powered vehicles' levels. Tesla also builds its own powertrain, which could give it a leg up over automakers that use off-the-shelf components from suppliers.
Read the article at Car and Driver.