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Autonomous driving and fleet

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Below you will find 5 queries and answers about the present and the future of stand-alone cars. Read more in the article!

Autonomous driving technologies are developing fast. But, despite the buzz around the potential impact of self-driving options, aspects such as timing, uptake and penetration remain hard to predict.

The new technologies that make autonomous driving possible also bring with them possibilities for completely new mobility models and services. In addition, developments based on networks, sensors, mobile communication, real-time information, and new levels of connectivity are changing our view on mobility. It is expected that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will open up the way for on-demand driving solutions: a car when and where it is needed.

But, the big question that is begging for an answer is how and in what measure these disruptive technologies could impact fleet.

5 essential (unanswered) questions regarding AVs and fleet

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Partial autonomy – helping you prepare for the future

The first pilots with self-driving cars – by both the traditional car manufacturers as well as new, disruptive hi-tech industry players – have been successful. And now we are seeing some ambitious local governments opening up the public infrastructure for testing new mobility options, whilst OEMs continue to include more autonomous features in their cars.

While it is expected to be some time yet before fully autonomous vehicles fill the roads, transportation and mobility innovations and ADAS developments that are already available, are helping companies adapt to new realities. In fact, new technologies can only be embraced by fleets, as they offer optimised driving (and lower TCO) and driver safety. What’s more, the steady integration of autonomy in driving, gives companies time to prepare for the disruption that is set to happen regarding costs, ownership, mobility, fleet financing and business opportunities. But despite the disruption, it is expected that fleet structures will remain, with AVs available as a feasible alternative for certain driver groups.


Published at July 1, 2017
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