The beginning of 2016 has brought about a tremendous amount of excitement in the automotive world. It seems that every day there are new models and technology being brought to the spotlight. As fleet managers in Houston, Portland, Seattle, and Denver, this could not be more exciting. We are constantly looking for new ways to excite and deliver for our customers. Two huge pieces of news seems to be extraordinarily promising for those looking to either upgrade their fleet or take on an entirely new fleet all together.
The first exciting development in the automotive world that seems to have a huge effect on the fleet market everywhere is the introduction of autonomous vehicles, also known as self-driving cars. Hints of the self-driving car were being made towards the end of 2015, but only by January did we start to see real development in the department of autonomous vehicles. Companies such as Tesla, Google, Mercedes, and BMW are already working on making the autonomous vehicle an integral part of their vehicular line-up. What does this mean for fleet vehicles? Because the crash ratings for self-driven cars are actually proven to be better than those of normal, human-driven machines, this could open up a whole new world of safety for workers. Not only could it mean fewer accidents, but it could also allow drivers better rest and awareness on the road, which could be monumental for companies looking to lease commercial fleet vehicles.
The second major development that has the attention of auto lovers across the globe is the official confirmation of Jeep announcing a pickup truck model. Like the autonomous vehicles, there had been rumors circulating the blogs for months about the potential of a Jeep-pickup truck hybrid. And sure enough, only a few days ago the rumor was confirmed. This confirmation could be huge for the people who have labor-intensive jobs, especially if they are outdoors. A fleet that combines the efficiency of both a Jeep and a pickup truck could change the game for a lot of workers.
If you have an interest in either of these vehicles as a fleet option, let us know! We are always happy to hear more about what our customers are looking for.