Category : Opinions

Four myths that could derail your connected data initiatives

17 hours ago / 0 comments

People have been talking about the connected car for years, but the reality is far from the hype, says Bill Leisenring, CTO Aptiv Connected Services.

Market evolution: Stéphane Renie on ALD’s EV plans

2 months ago / 0 comments

ALD Automotive’s head of CSR, Stéphane Renie, sets out the company’s plans for dealing with a growing electric vehicle parc.

Kia positions XCeed as sporty crossover

3 months ago / 0 comments

Kia has outlined details of its XCeed crossover, which will target buyers looking for SUV practicality with claimed hatchback driving dynamics.

Transit, tailor-made: Ford’s Hans Schep on the company’s evolution

3 months ago / 0 comments

Following a record 2018, with 126,000 vans and pickups registered in the UK alone, Ford of Europe’s general manager for commercial vehicles, Hans Schep, tells IFW how the company is aiming to be one …

Interview: Cédric Douls on PSA’s global fleet plans

6 months ago / 0 comments

Cédric Douls, PSA’s head of international B2B operations, speaks exclusively to International Fleet World’s Curtis Hutchinson about the expanded group’s fleet plans for 2019.

How digital keyless entry can unlock new business models in the fleet industry

6 months ago / 0 comments

Clifford Liem, technology director, connected transport, Irdeto, on how keyless vehicle access can be an enabler for new shared mobility business models in the fleet industry.

Q&A: Brake’s new Global Fleet Champions campaign and what it brings for fleets

6 months ago / 0 comments

Last month saw Brake launch a new free-to-join Global Fleet Champions campaign. Sarah Plumb, senior fleet officer, tells International Fleet World how the new initiative enables fleets of any size, anywhere to prevent crashes …

The cost to the car market of a no-deal Brexit

7 months ago / 0 comments

LMC Automotive’s European Light Vehicle Trade Flow Forecast reveals where some of the biggest risks lie in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Managing director Pete Kelly comments.

Opinion: Tobias Kern of fleetcompetence Group on fleet electrification

9 months ago / 0 comments

Tobias Kern, managing partner, fleetcompetence Group, says it’s time to be positive about batteries.

Comment: Still little progress on WLTP homologation status

10 months ago / 0 comments

Felipe Munoz, global analyst at JATO Dynamics, looks at the latest update for carmakers’ WLTP testing programmes in Europe.

Interview: Edward Kulperger, Geotab

12 months ago / 0 comments

With a growing global customer base, Canada-based telematics company, Geotab, reckons there’s untapped value for vehicle data that goes far beyond the traditional fleet-focused use case, as vice president of business development, Edward Kulperger, …

Global leasing: From strength to strength

1 year ago / 0 comments

The leasing industry has experienced growth and has introduced innovative ways to finance equipment for companies worldwide. By Brendan Gleeson, group CEO, White Clarke Group.

Interview: Donlen VP John Korte on the mobility revolution

1 year ago / 0 comments

While mobility as a service – known in the fleet world as “MaaS” – is gaining traction among fleets in Europe, there isn’t as much activity to report. Mark Boada spoke to John Korte, vice …

Interview: ALD Automotive’s Thierry Faure on the benefits of centralised fleet management

1 year ago / 0 comments

Centralised fleet management agreements can achieve significant economies of scale, ALD Automotive’s Thierry Faure tells Curtis Hutchinson.

Interview: BCA’s European CEO Jean-Roch Piat on cross-border remarketing

1 year ago / 0 comments

BCA’s new European CEO Jean-Roch Piat talks to Curtis Hutchinson about how the business is delivering a cross-border remarketing service for fleets.

Arval CEO Philippe Bismut outlines new global services

1 year ago / 0 comments

Arval, under chairman and CEO Philippe Bismut, is transitioning from a funding company to a mobility provider. Curtis Hutchinson met him in Paris as the company launched an ambitious suite of global services.

Interview: Linda Jackson, CEO Citroën

2 years ago / 0 comments

Citroën CEO, Linda Jackson, has plans to increase the brand’s sales 30% to 1.6 million units by 2020, through a combination of products and customer service. Alex Grant finds out more.

Security within your fleet: Why the neutral car platform is the future

2 years ago / 0 comments

Glenn Atkinson, vice president of product safety at Geotab, argues why the telematics industry should advance the concept of the ‘neutral vehicle’ to fix security and privacy issues.

Q&A: Michael Cole, COO Kia Motor Europe

2 years ago / 0 comments

Michael Cole, chief operating officer at Kia Motors Europe talks to Martyn Collins about alternative vehicles, new products and the future of fleet.

LeasePlan’s Sandra Tappermann-Pieper on future fleet strategies

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sandra Tappermann-Pieper, global director of marketing and branding at LeasePlan, speaks to Natalie Middleton about global marketing campaigns and new propositions for the corporate, SME and private sectors.

Car sharing makes great strides in China, despite challenges

2 years ago / 0 comments

Car sharing is growing exponentially in China, due to still-inadequate public transport options and government efforts to stimulate the new energy vehicle (NEV) market. As a result the alternative solution has grown in popularity …

Road Safety: An investigation into work-related deaths and accidents

2 years ago / 0 comments

How safe are the streets for fleet drivers and what is being done to reduce accidents? Dave Moss talks to people trying to make a difference.

Interview: George de Boer, leader of connected car initiatives, TomTom Telematics

2 years ago / 0 comments

What will be the impact of autonomous vehicles? George de Boer, leader of connected car initiatives at TomTom Telematics, does some crystal ball gazing. By John Challen.

Q&A: Celia Stokes, CEO eDriving Fleet

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s been a year since eDriving Fleet acquired Interactive Driving Systems. CEO Celia Stokes gives an update on how business has progressed.

What’s in the future for fuel cell vehicles?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fabrizio Arena, Daniele Spera and Fabio Laguardia of Arthur D. Little investigate.

Fresh retail approaches drive Danish growth

2 years ago / 0 comments

Autorola Denmark country manager Thomas Friis Pedersen details the health of the Danish new and used car markets, and examines the impact of the growth of personal leasing on the overall market.

Global Cap Code: The first step towards a worldwide presence

3 years ago / 1 comments

Established for more than 30 years in the UK, Cap HPI is launching a globally-applicable Cap Code in Europe’s biggest markets as a first step towards a worldwide presence. Adrian Rushmore, newly appointed as …

The changing face of Brazilian fleet management

3 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet Logistics gives an overview of the Brazilian fleet management market and the opportunities for further development.

Interview: Simon Dransfield, Jaguar Land Rover

3 years ago / 0 comments

New Discovery will add to a growing line of Jaguar Land Rover models with strong fleet appeal across Europe, as John Kendall finds out.

Interview: Gianluca Italia, FCA Group

3 years ago / 0 comments

FCA is approaching the European fleet market on a group-wide basis, not as individual brands, as John Kendall finds out. FCA – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is now moving on from the initial phase when …