On Dec. 18, the industry will enter Phase Two of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implementation of the new ELD rule. The rule itself was finalized in 2015, making the beginning of Phase One, which included a public awareness campaign focused on the need to meet the deadlines set forth by the mandate.
Without doubt, Cadillac's just-introduced Super Cruise system and Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous technology point the way to the fully self-driving vehicles of the future, but in the meantime a rapidly growing number of cars and crossovers in all sizes and price points are offering what are essentially elemental self-driving systems, though they're more typically marketed as accident-avoidance safety technology.
Clients of LeasePlan USA can expect more from their telematics solution through a partnership with MapAnything. Under the service agreement, fleets will have access to MapAnything's advanced telematics and field productivity solutions through their Salesforce.com integration. General Motors' customers will realize an even larger benefit with MapAnything Live's OnStar integration.