21 Nov 18

Fleet Europe Forum: Prepare for tomorrow's payment models in an electric and autonomous future

The 2018 Fleet Europe Forum will dive into three topics of the day: tomorrow's payment models, electrification and autonomous vehicles.

The Fleet Europe Forum is one of the highlights of the Fleet Europe Summit, which takes place on 27 and 28 November in Barcelona. Have a look at the full programme.

Here's an overview of the three Fleet Europe Forum sessions:

Are you ready for tomorrow's car payment models?

Are long-term lease contracts on their way out? New financing models are on the rise, such as private lease, subscription models and pay-per-use services. This has implications for HR, Finance and Mobility Departments, not to forget the actual users.

Franck Leveque, Partner & Business Unit Leader Mobility at Frost & Sullivan will give an outlook on what these new payment models will bring. John Saffrett, COO at ALD Automotive, will detail how subscription models can work in practice and Georg Bauer, co-founder and president of Fair, will look at new payment models from an ethical point of view.

What if the future is more than just electric?

Step by step, or kilometre by kilometre, electric vehicles are entering the mainstream. However, diesel and petrol won't disappear just yet. So how do you find the right fuel for each vehicle in your fleet?

Marcus Hennecke, VP Customer Success at Avrios, will outline the context of the EV marketplace in Europe. Tex Gunning, CEO at LeasePlan and Sandra Rolling, Head of the EV100 initiative at The Climate Group will explain that electrification is more than a gimmick. To conclude this session, a panel discussion with Antoine Dumurgier (COO, Fleet and Mobility Solutions, Edenred), André ten Bloemendal (CCO, NewMotion) and Stefano Sarti (Managing Director, ARC Europe Group) will focus on the energy leaders of tomorrow.

When and why will your fleet become autonomous?

Vehicle connectivity and self-driving technology are advancing at great speed, but are entirely self-driving cars really around the corner? What solutions are ready for implementation today?

New technologies in this field will also have implications on Mobility, Finance and HR departments.

Lior Sethon, VP & deputy General Manager at Mobileye Aftermarket Division will give a keynote presentation on the state of autonomous tech today and tomorrow, followed by a presented on innovation in connectivity and telematics by Robert Kempf, Vice President Sales and Business Development ADAS/Autonomous Driving at Harman International. To conclude, Richard Schram, Technical Manager at EuroNCAP will present the self-drive dilemma: safety vs privacy.

Image: 2017 Fleet Europe Forum in Estoril, Portugal.

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck