Stateside stars at the LA Show

The 2016 motor show season is, like the year itself, almost over. But the Los Angeles Auto Show proves that manufacturers still had a few surprises up their sleeves, with an impressive number of debuts – some 50 in all….

8 key questions to ask about EVs

Could you drive an EV? Should you drive an EV? Mmmm, good question. Why not try one out? With all the recent news that EV drivers are to be charged for using Ecotricity charging points for the first time, driving…

Drones: have I seen the future?

I waver over drones. Part of me thinks they are nothing more than buzzy and annoying propeller-powered flying things, mostly used for action flying photography. And then part of me thinks I’m being a luddite when I happened across an…

My top 5 new car technologies from the CES show

CES or the Consumer Electronics Show is the show for all who work with business or consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every January, it’s the place for new innovations and breakthrough technologies for the last 40 years. You’ve probably…

Hybrid is a Le Mans-winning technology

What was that old motor racing saying? Win on Sunday, sell on Monday. Yes, that was it. I’m not so sure that’s the case anymore now that the racing formats have changed so what you see on the track isn’t…

Watching you

Should you worry about or just embrace the raft of new technologies that not only monitor you but your car too? Hmmm, sounds almost like in-car CCTV. Nevertheless, myself and all of us at Fleet Alliance, are always interested in…

Driverless cars – how will they affect me?

All this talk of driverless cars being tested on UK roads has got me thinking – as a driver, how will their introduction affect me? Imagine a world without crashes, congestion and road rage – heaven, right? But as an…

Finding the right fleet management tools

Do you remember a time before calculators? No, neither do I. My father used to try and explain to me how it ‘used to be done’ with long hand arithmetic, trig tables, and so on. I think he realised when…

Readable roads

What was the last book you read? I have to admit I’m more of an occasional reader: when I’m on holiday I like the odd thriller while lazing by the poolside. Otherwise it’s a diet of news digests on my…

The networked car

About as near as I ever get to ‘networked’ is switching on my mobile phone. Social networks? I tend to leave Facebook to others, to be honest. But one network I’m quite keen to understand more about is ‘networked driving’….

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