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U.S. Car Rental: Sanity in the Face of Disruption

November 29, 2017

A newfound austerity in fleeting is producing a domino effect of benefits for 2018.

Tags: Fleet Management, Fleet Sales, Carsharing, Rental Rates, Ride Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:57 AM | » Comments(1)

A Shared Mobility Model Takes Shape for Fleets

September 13, 2017

Technology that allows cab drivers flexible access to a shared fleet is leveling the playing field for an 89-year-old taxi company.

Tags: Shared-Use Mobility, Mobile App, Ride Hailing, Verizon, Taxi

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:54 AM | » Comments(0)

Own the Fleet, Own the Future

August 2, 2017

In the dialogue surrounding new transportation paradigms, fleets have been off the public radar until recently. Here’s what’s going on, and a way for you to participate in the conversation.

Tags: Fleet Management, Carsharing, Mobility, Ride Hailing, Fleet Forward Conference

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, August 2, 2017 11:45 AM | » Comments(0)

Auto Manufacturers: Mobility Disruptors or Fleet Providers?

Maven’s Alex Keros shares insights into evolving smart mobility business models and new opportunities with fleet management.

May 22, 2017

Maven’s Alex Keros shares insights into evolving smart mobility business models and new opportunities with fleet management.

Tags: Carsharing, General Motors, Mobility, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Maven, Ride Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, May 22, 2017 4:34 PM | » Comments(0)

My Number One Takeaway from ICRS 2017

This year’s International Car Rental Show (ICRS) opened the door to new business models facing transportation today — yet adapting to these new technologies is not the first key to survival.

March 31, 2017

This year’s International Car Rental Show (ICRS) opened the door to new business models facing transportation today — yet adapting to these new technologies is not the first key to survival.

Tags: Carsharing, Europcar, Mobility, International Car Rental Show, Autonomous Vehicles, Ride Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, March 31, 2017 4:34 PM | » Comments(4)

Who is the Local Operator of the Future?

In an autonomous vehicle environment, the business model will change, but fleet management will be more important than it is today.

January 24, 2017

In an autonomous vehicle environment, the business model will change, but fleet management will be more important than it is today.

Tags: Shared-Use Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Ride Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:00 PM | » Comments(0)

Five Business Model Trends for 2017

As new forms of mobility take flight, the borders with traditional car rental are starting to erode.

December 28, 2016

As new forms of mobility take flight, the borders with traditional car rental are starting to erode.

Tags: Peer-to-Peer, Mobility, On-Demand, Ride Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, December 28, 2016 2:09 PM | » Comments(1)

Car Rental’s Call to Action on Autonomous Vehicles

The car rental industry has built-in advantages to support a world with driverless cars, but it needs to take the next step in partnering with autonomous vehicle stakeholders.

August 22, 2016

The car rental industry has built-in advantages to support a world with driverless cars, but it needs to take the next step in partnering with autonomous vehicle stakeholders.

Tags: Driverless Vehicle, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Ride Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, August 22, 2016 3:22 PM | » Comments(2)

How Technology Is Addressing Car Rental Underutilization

Three new companies that don’t own fleet are renting your cars through their apps — and pulling traditional car rental into the new mobility agenda.

June 29, 2016

Three new companies that don’t own fleet are renting your cars through their apps — and pulling traditional car rental into the new mobility agenda.

Tags: Peer-to-Peer, Lyft, Uber, Mobility, HyreCar, Skurt, Turo, Ride Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:58 AM | » Comments(0)

8 Ways Fleets Are Adapting to Urban Migration

In the new mobility eco-system, goods, services, and people still need to be moved — the hard part will be figuring out how and where fleets will take advantage.

May 18, 2016

In the new mobility eco-system, goods, services, and people still need to be moved — the hard part will be figuring out how and where fleets will take advantage.

Tags: Carsharing, vehicle to vehicle communication, Logistics, Electric Vehicles, Last Mile Delivery, Urban Mobility, Ride Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:40 AM | » Comments(0)

Uber Vehicles and Open Recalls

New transportation modes may have built a better mousetrap, but they shouldn’t get a pass when it comes to safety.

November 4, 2015

New transportation modes may have built a better mousetrap, but they shouldn’t get a pass when it comes to safety.

Tags: Regulations, ACRA, Recalls, Lyft, Uber, AutoAp, Ride Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:03 PM | » Comments(1)

6 Growing Transportation Problems - and Potential Solutions

They may not affect car rental today, but they will. Will you be part of the solution?

February 25, 2015

They may not affect car rental today, but they will. Will you be part of the solution?

Tags: Carsharing, Lyft, Uber, Shared-Use Mobility, Ride Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:41 PM | » Comments(2)

Is Uber a Threat to Car Rental?

December 29, 2014

A new survey finds that ride-sharing customers are willing to replace both traditional car rental and car sharing with ride sharing.

Tags: Carsharing, Car2go, Ride Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, December 29, 2014 9:30 AM | » Comments(2)

Uber for Business: Promise or Threat?

How catching a ride from a guy in his Honda Accord could change the shape of business travel.

August 5, 2014

How catching a ride from a guy in his Honda Accord could change the shape of business travel.

Tags: Global Business Travel Association, Peer-to-Peer, Airbnb, Lyft, Uber, Business Travel, Ride Hailing

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

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