Release date: 2/22/2018
Contact: Donald Dunphy
NAFA Fleet Management Association
U.S. Department of Transportation to Discuss New Technology’s Effects on Fleet at NAFA's I&E
(PRINCETON, NJ – February 22, 2018) – NAFA Fleet Management Association, the vehicle fleet industry’s largest trade association, announces it will feature a special presentation during its annual Institute & Expo (I&E) conference featuring representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation. More information about NAFA’s I&E is available at www.nafainstitute.org.
The U.S. DOT will present an overview of the Connected Pilots program, which features truck and taxi fleets in New York, Florida, and Wyoming that are taking the lead to deploy exciting new technology. This session takes place on Friday, April 27, at NAFA's 2018 Institute & Expo in Anaheim, Calif.
In the near future, fleet vehicles will be able to see things that their drivers can’t, such as another vehicle suddenly braking two or three cars ahead, a car about to run a red light, or even a pedestrian crossing the street. These fleet vehicles (taxis, trucks, buses, delivery vans, etc.), will able to communicate wirelessly with each other as well as with traffic signals, work zones, and even cell phones.
Representatives will detail the basics of connected vehicle technology and how this technology can help fleet operators to minimize crashes, operate more efficiently, and curb pollution.
The U.S. DoT is piloting connected vehicle technology in real-world environments in New York City, Tampa, and Wyoming. Attendees will learn how this research will benefit fleet operations of all sizes, and identify the many connected vehicle applications currently being developed and tested by the federal government, including fleet-specific applications.
Each year, NAFA’s Institute & Expo provides attendees with:
- Cutting-edge training and education on subjects that impact transportation both now and in the future
- Networking with thousands of fleet professionals
- First-hand experience with the latest services and products on the I&E Expo floor
- Access to information developed to improve an employer’s bottom line
- Speakers, special events, and more
For more information about NAFA’s Institute & Expo, visit the official conference website: www.NAFAInstitute.org
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA Fleet Management Association is the trade organization for professionals who manage the mobility requirements and vehicle fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes; and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for corporations, governments, universities, utility fleets, and law enforcement in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.6 million vehicles that drive an estimated 50 billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well in excess of $100 billion each year.
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About NAFA’s Institute & Expo
NAFA’s annual Institute & Expo conference is the largest gathering of fleet and mobility managers. The event program, created by fleet managers for fleet managers, features 49 sessions of fleet training, education, and workshops; and an expo floor consisting of over 250 companies showcasing their products and services. The 2018 Institute & Expo is April 24-27, in Anaheim, Calif. More information and registration details can be found at www.nafainstitute.org
NAFA thanks 2018 Institute & Expo media sponsors Autosphere. Ca, CAMAUTO, Canadian Automotive Fleet, Canadian Automotive Review, Electricity Today Magazine, Field Technologies, Fleet Digest, Fleet Management, Fleet Management Weekly, Fuels And Lubes International, International Fleet World, Modern Work Truck Solutions, The Municipal, and Utility Products for continued support.