23 oct 18

International Fleet Industry Awards: 9 contestants still in the race

Who will succeed Tesla, winner of the 2017 Fleet Industry Award (pictured), with their ADAS system Autopilot?

Of the 13 candidates applying this year, the jury composed of International Fleet Managers and Fleet Europe (see below), selected 9 nominees. These finalists have been invited to present their innovative products and services to the jury via video-conference. At the end of this intense marathon, the jury cast their final votes which represent 70% of the final decision. 

Even though the jury's duty is now finished, the competition continues for the finalists. They now have to face to a crucial final step: the vote of the Fleet and Mobility community. Indeed, an online page will be open in a few days to give you the opportunity to select the best innovative tool. To help you vote, the 9 finalists are also invited to present their products to the fleet and mobility community during the Fleet Europe Summit (28 November) in a 5-minute pitch. Your votes will represent 30% of the final decision. The winner will be revealed on 28 November in the Fleet Europe Village in Barcelona. Secure your seat if it's not done yet! 

Here are the 2018 nominees: 

ALD Automotive
With ALD Car Sharing

ALD Car Sharing is an online car sharing solution for employees that covers the entire driver journey, for both professional and personal purposes, with a dedicated app for booking the car and keyless access to the vehicles. This solution is easy to use, flexible, cost efficient and environmentally friendly, as one car is shared between several drivers. It allows corporate clients to optimize the use of their corporate vehicles fleets, reducing their total cost of mobility and providing an attractive car-sharing solution for all their employees.

With ChangeMyCar

The world is changing and we are seeing people moving from ‘traditional ownership’ to ‘usership’ of key assets with a constant need of flexibility. 
With ChangeMyCar®, as we bring the flexibility of Car Rental for the same cost as Car Leasing. This means we avoid additional unbudgeted costs for our fleet customers. Drivers simply use our App to view, swipe, choose and change their car from their smartphone (it’s just like Tinder® ) and take delivery of the car they need or want the next day! 

Drive Now
With Drive Now

DriveNow is further increasing the availability of vehicles, to provide customers with even greater benefits in the daily mobility mix while contributing to relieving the traffic situation in cities. With gas station operator TOTAL, DriveNow introduced a digital payment function with direct communication between the car of the customer and the cash point system. Therefore, DriveNow customers can pay directly from their car at TOTAL service stations and no longer need to go to the checkout making the traditional fuel card in the car obsolete. 

With FleetCarma

Through high-fidelity vehicle-side data, FleetCarma, a Geotab company, provides a platform for fleet and sustainability managers to analyse and run efficiency diagnostics, allowing them to forecast fleet usage, performance, the effects of their decisions, and how to transition to an electric fleet.
In addition to detailed reporting, the Electric Vehicle Sustainability Assessment (EVSA) supports budgetary decisions by accurately forecasting a fleet’s ROI. The EVSA was developed with one main goal - drive electric vehicle adoption. 

With LeasePlan Electric Programme

This programme offers: a charging services (charge card that support 75,000 public chargers, home charging with automatics reimbursement and workplace charger solution); lease vehicles related services (a holiday car to complete your long distance trips during the holiday and the ‘try electric’ concept to provide a short-term EV to try out if electric driving is for you); EV consultancy & driver support to support our clients and drivers to facilitate a smooth transition to EV.
This end-to-end offering accelerates the transition to zero emission mobility. 

With Enhanced Vehicle Management

The technological solution ‘EVM’ (Enhanced Vehicle Management) consists of a latest generation web-based platform for advanced fleet management, combined with a proprietary on-board telematics device and a dedicated mobile app.The EVM solution is able to monitor on-board diagnostics and plan both ordinary and extraordinary maintenance interventions. In addition, the platform is able to manage multiple fleets and multiple users for each fleet. The EVM technological solution allows real time application of advanced analytics to behavioural, contextual, diagnostic and other telematics data. 

With Fuel +

We created Fuel+ to address the issues of managing multiple fuel cards across EMEA, and in many cases, multiple cards per market. Fuel+ is a global fuel management programme with the ability to harness data from multiple fleet service providers to provide complete visibility and cost savings.
It works with our clients’ existing fuel card providers to audit and consolidate their fuel and mileage data and give our customers a global view in one currency, on one platform. Alternatively, we can provide a single fuel card for all markets to use.  

With Transition+

Transition+ was created to help a large international client with the transition of it’s 12,300 strong fleet across 15 markets from multiple leasing companies to one leasing company.  They approached us and Transition+ was born! We now offer this service across more than 40 markets, and are expanding quickly. 
Transition+ takes data feeds from our clients’ fleet supply chain – including leasing, accident, fuel card and telematics data –overlays it with employee data and consolidates it.  

With WeNow

We offer a replicable solution to measure, reduce and offset carbon emissions. Our solution can be used both in the public and the private sector, as well as by individuals. 
We have designed an innovative, affordable and replicable solution to help organizations, fleet managers and individuals reduce their carbon footprint to zero, while making significant savings. We are particularly concerned about setting the example to measure, reduce and offset carbon emissions. The WeNowBox, which helps the driver measure, reduce and optimize the carbon emissions of their vehicle.

Thank you to the jury for their active participation in the selection of the finalists:

  • Geert Behets, Global Travel, Fleet and Meetings Manager, UCB
  • Hans den Hollander, Manager Car Fleet EMEAR, Cisco
  • Fer Derwort, European Fleet Manager, Infor
  • Pim De Weerd, Global Fleet Manager, Philips
  • Maaike Hofwijk - Van Hemmen, European Fleet Manager, G4S Europe
  • David Omodei, Sr Procurement Engagement Manager, Microsoft
  • Wojciech Regucki, EMEA Fleet Manager, Abbvie
  • Montse Empez Vidal, Chief Purchasing Officer, Applus
  • Steven Schoefs, Chief Editor, Nexus Communication. 
Authored by: Céline Gilson