Fleet managers face many challenges including heavy workloads, an abundance of telematics data, and aging vehicles. In order to improve your fleet operations and better support your fleet manager, consider what functions should be outsourced and what should be done in-house. When looking at the cost to operate, your fleet a large component of the…
A Professional Fleet Manager’s First Drive in an Electric Car
“My electric car and I have a thing.”
When I walk up to the car, she greets me and opens the door handles, adjusts my seat, wheel, and mirrors. I’ve already turned the climate control on from the Tesla app on my phone. I get in, put it in drive and go. She closes my garage automatically as we leave and opens as I arrive at home.
It is time for a new wave of technology that promises to change commercial vehicle fleets forever. We’re talking about Autonomous Vehicles (AV). The transformation will be in part on the driverless phenomenon, but also the promises to increase overall productivity, lower the rate of accidents, cut traffic congestion, and reduce emissions in metro areas. The world of AV’s has people pooling to destinations, fewer cars on the road. Highways don’t need to be wider and infrastructure costs can plateau or contract. Parking structures can be built smaller in residential developments, in malls, and in office and industrial developments.