fleetdigest February 2017
The February 2017 issue of fleetdigest is now available online. You can flip through it here, but first, a few words from the Associate Publisher of fleetdigest, Jack Kazmierski.
Tech-Savvy in 2017
Just when you think you know where the goal posts are, they move them!
When it comes to technology, I think we can all agree that some things fall into the “for sure” category. For example, we can all be sure that whatever technology is new and exciting today, it will be old and outdated in just a matter of time. How much time? That depends on the technology.
We can also agree that whenever we embrace a technology, sooner or later it’s either no longer needed, someone changes it, or someone comes out with something new and better to replace it.
Auto show debuts
Our team is putting this issue of fleetdigest together in the wake of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and the Montreal Auto Show, in… well… Montreal. As is the case every year, manufacturers are showing off their latest and greatest, in terms of both vehicles and technology.
In Montreal, for example, VW unveiled the e-Golf, the company’s first all-electric vehicle. It boasts a range of 200 km. And if you think back to last year, GM introduced the Bolt, which promises a range of 383 km.
Ford also comes to mind since they announced plans to bring 13 new electrified vehicles to market in the near future, including a hybrid version of the F-150! Who thought we’d ever see that?
More than ever, fleet professionals need to stay on top of advances in technology. Just when you think you understand what’s what, something even better–or simply different– comes to market, changing the way you do business.
Another big deal is big data. That, too, will change the way you run your fleets. Imagine living in a world where you know, with a reasonable degree of accuracy, which one of your vehicles will fail, and when. Better yet, you’ll know why it’s going to fail, which means you’ll be able to take preventive measures before the failure in order to avoid any downtime.
That’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to big data. It is a big deal, and it’s definitely going to change our world in a big way.
Our editorial team is committed to helping you stay on top of change. As the world around you evolves and as technology improves, we hope you’ll feel that you can count on us to explain the complicated, shed light on the confusing, and help you make heads and tails of tomorrow’s technology, today. We look forward to joining you on this adventure of change.