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Brief: Volume Fleet Incentives

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Feb 18, 2019 2:52:06 PM

The process of acquiring new vehicles can sometimes make you feel like the victim of high-way robbery (pun intended). Luckily, there are manufacturers who actually strive to help cut costs in many ways, especially if you operate a fleet. Many car companies offer volume incentives and VIP programs, which greatly reduce not only the acquisition cost but also the life-cycle cost of every vehicle in your fleet. 

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Topics: Lowering Fleet Costs, Fleet Considerations, Fleet Discounts

Driver Safety Tips: Automatic Parallel Parking

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Feb 12, 2019 11:35:40 AM

There is nothing more embarrassing than failing to parallel park on a crowded street in the summer, when pedestrians stop to laugh and point while other drivers scorn you for taking up the road. Fear not, for those days are nearly behind us! Groundbreaking developments in car sensor technology has allowed manufacturers to offer Automatic Parallel Parking as a feature in a handful of newer model vehicles. However, like any other computerized mechanism, it will only work if you know how to use it. 

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Washington & Colorado Strive Towards Zero Emissions

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Feb 1, 2019 1:27:28 PM

Hybrid and electric vehicles can both relieve the burden of hefty fuel costs and reduce your fleet's carbon "tire-mark" -- so to speak. However, perhaps the safest way to estimate the potential benefits of going electric is to watch the ones who are already doing it. Recent developments in Washington state and Colorado, for example, have shown that the trend towards electric and hybrid vehicles is growing in legislative and business-minded popularity. 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, GreenTechnology, Fleet Discounts, Driving Green

Driver Safety Tips: Navigating Roundabouts

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 23, 2019 2:06:49 PM

Everyone remembers the first roundabout they encountered. You're driving down a straight road that suddenly collides with a massive, paved circle, painted with white lines and dotted with bright, yellow yield signs. Enclosed in the center of the circle is an island of grass and some shrubbery. For some, it was like driving for the first time. However, if you follow the signage and know the rules of the road within a roundabout, you can actually make it safely to your destination in less time and with a dramatically smaller chance of collision. 

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Topics: Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Driver Safety Tips: Automatic Emergency Braking

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 22, 2019 3:24:52 PM

Sticking with the theme of our last blog article about Adaptive Cruise Control, I will compare the intelligence of emerging auto technology to the proliferation of computer IQ in The Matrix. Many embrace the invention of cars that sense and even think for us to some extent, while others fear that it takes too much responsibility out of our own hands. And if the Matrix trilogy taught us anything, it is to avoid self-aware mechanisms. 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Driver Safety Tips: Adaptive Cruise Control

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 18, 2019 1:05:37 PM

I-Robot came out in 2004 and introduced its audiences to a dark vision of our future where cars drive themselves, robots are utilized by humans for nearly everything, and Lake Michigan has dried up. Luckily, we're nowhere near the latter two circumstances, but the first was already being realized when the film came out.

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The Battery-Electric Vehicle Market of 2019

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 11, 2019 1:59:38 PM

In our world of the Internet, capitalistic competition and perpetual technological innovation, it is easy to feel a bit of sensory overload when searching the market for a new vehicle. Furthermore, it is even harder to discern which vehicles will save you the most money over their respective life-cycles.

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Topics: Lowering Fleet Costs, Fleet Considerations, GreenTechnology, Driving Green

Another Surge in the Electric Vehicle Industry

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 3, 2019 11:48:00 PM

The year is now 2019, and we live in an era of innovative technology that is generally designed to make our lives easier. The electric car, for example, can save a consumer hundreds of dollars a year on gas and maintenance. It is important to consider that EV’s are best used as short-range vehicles, but for someone with a short commute and casual trips around town, they can be ideal.

Because of their limited range, EV's aren't always feasible for those who have longer commutes or take road trips. Not to mention the fact that, up until recently, public charging stations were hard to find. This led most people to charge their Electric Vehicle’s at home, which can take up to 22 hours. The public DC Fast Charging Stations can charge your car in as little as fifteen minutes--while you’re grocery shopping, or sipping a latte.

Recently, an organization called Electrify America made a move to make charging stations more accessible to the public, installing a large number of their own DC Fast Charging Stations along highways and throughout six major metropolitan areas in California. The following article details the company’s large investment in a program designed to bolster the popularity and practicality of EV’s, as they lead the industry towards cost-efficient and eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional pump.

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Topics: Lowering Fleet Costs, Driver Safety, GreenTechnology, Driving Green

Tesla's New (More Affordable) Model 3...

Posted by Jody Johnson on Jun 22, 2016 12:17:22 PM

Tesla just revealed their new $35,000 Model 3 on March 31, 2016, and already by April 15th, reservations had risen to almost 400,000, according to Tesla’s Vice President of Business Development, Diarmuid O’Connell.

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 Tesla Model 3 Unveil Event on March 31, 2016

(to watch the event, click on Tesla Model 3 Unveil)

Tesla's founder Elon Musk had promised to produce this more affordable all-electric vehicle, compared to his previous models, the $71,000 Model S and the $81,000 Model X, as part of fulfilling his goal to "accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market as soon as possible."

To read more about the new Tesla Model 3 from an article in Popular Mechanics, click on popularmechanics.com.

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The Future of Driving is Here Today!

Posted by Kristina Kurzweil on Nov 23, 2015 10:40:00 AM

Operating a motorized vehicle in and of itself, is a huge responsibility. We have to be completely aware of our surroundings by checking three different mirrors all at once, using turn signals to change lanes, reading caution and directional road signs, checking to be sure there's enough fuel in the tank, that we stay within the speed limit, and the list goes on. Now, think about all we do beyond these normalities.  Are you ever running late for work and attempt to simultaneously make a phone call, eat breakfast, sip coffee, tie your tie, and drive all at once?  While performing these daily rituals we rarely stop to think about the dangers we're exposing ourselves to. Well, what if there was a way to safely and effectively drive while completing our side tasks?  The answer: Autonomous Cars!

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Topics: Fleet Considerations

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