Donlen has entered into an agreement with Ford Commercial Solutions to deliver fleet vehicle data through Ford’s open-platform Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC).
The integration gathers current vehicle data using Ford built-in modems, without the need of a physical device and integrates within Donlen’s DriverPoint® Telematics platform. By eliminating hardware installation, customers are now able to access more data faster than ever.
Mark Rosekind predicted that the NHTSA's aggressive enforcement stance would continue after his departure, because “the agency has taken steps to keep its momentum on issues such as autonomous vehicles and cementing a “proactive” safety culture in the new presidential administration.”
An examination of NHTSA rulemaking, investigations, and civil penalties in the last two years shows that the momentum has died.
The contrast with the activity under Rosekind’s two-year reign is stark. In 2008, NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigations decreased to 123, and in 2018, the number is down to 34. In the first three months of 2019, the agency has opened a grand total of one investigation.
Read the article at Safety, Research & Strategies, Inc. (SRS)
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Zubie, a leading connected-car company, announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with car care technology-start-up CarAdvise to launch Zubie Smart Maintenance, a program designed to give small and mid-sized fleets a simple way to manage their fleet maintenance and leverage a network of more than 20,000 service facilities, delivering an average savings of 26%.
The Smart Maintenance launch coincides with the kick-off of the North American Fleet Association conference, being held in Louisville, Kentucky.
In addition to being able to track the location and health of their vehicles using Zubie’s existing technology, Smart Maintenance provides fleet managers the added capability to track, manage, and pay for their vehicles’ maintenance, all within the Zubie application.
Read more at Zubie.
Forbes Technology Council is an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs, and Technology Executives.
Merchants Fleet CEO Brendan P. Keegan and Senior Vice President & CTO Jeanine L. Charlton have been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.
Keegan & Charlton were vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of their experience.