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Shell offers guide to help fleet managers keep up with tech

Date: 07 November 2018   |   Author: Sean Keywood

A new report aims to help fleet managers stay on top of industry developments.

Produced by oil company Shell, the Future of Fleet report discusses how a convergence of alternative fuels, new technology and services is reshaping the sector, and creating new opportunities.

According to Shell, a study found that, while 62% of UK fleet managers are excited about the role new technologies will play in the sector, 38% find it hard to stay informed about new developments, and 41% say that staying competitive in a changing industry is their biggest challenge.

Key topics discussed by the report, which is available free of charge from Shell's website, include the acceleration of alternative fuels, vehicle-less fleets and mobility services, downloadable diagnostics and maintenance, connected vehicle data and programmatic infrastructure.

Shell Fleet Solutions vice-president Katya Atanasova said: "In the UK, the pace of change in fleets is accelerating rapidly and we believe the industry will look radically different within the next 20 years.

"Alternative fuels, data analytics, automation and greater connectivity will require new business models, skills and partnerships between fleet operators, manufacturers, energy and technology providers, and start-ups. 

"For those responsible for managing fleets, there is also a need to engage drivers and the senior management in their organisations, to help test and capitalise on these new developments."