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Tackle technology in fleet with the GBFE 2020 conferences

The Technology Masterclass at the Great British Fleet Event on Thursday, 30 January 2020, at Novotel London West, is designed to bring you up to speed with the latest developments in fleet.

We’re told that technology is designed to help us with all manner of tasks, yet somehow it remains a frequently misunderstood topic and by its ever-evolving nature it is difficult to keep up-to-date with.

Kicking things off, Catherine Bowen, senior policy advisor at BVRLA, will speak about electrifying and decarbonising the world and the challenges this monumental task faces. Why we’re even bothering to go electric and why it’s a solution that not only affects us all in terms of transport, but also our lives and livelihoods.

Of course, vehicle telematics plays an important role today and in the future of fleet. That fact isn’t going away anytime soon. However, telematics is evolving and this is something Drew Tyrrell, consulting CTO, Airmax Remote will discuss in terms of optimising telematics for the future.

Transport is a means of getting from A to B, but where exactly is A to B? Is it a nondescript post code that covers a large area and several streets, and how does a delivery firm find its way to a barn in a field? These are questions that can be answered with the revolutionary what3words mapping service. Offering every 3×3 metre square on the entire planet an address using just three words, this is a system that’s proven to enhance navigation and therefore increase fleet efficiency. Charlie Wilson, account manager atwhat3words will be on hand to talk through the system and the importance of accurate mapping and its applications and implications.

The world has changed rapidly and while car buyers used to consider finance as a dumb-deal, thanks largely to low interest the UK now buys more than 90% of cars on finance. Covering the latest trends in fleet finance and leasing, Anthony Machin, head of content and product at Glass’s, will talk about the different opportunities and benefits of the various trends to acquire vehicles.

As we all know, data has become the ‘next’ business commodity and fleet management is increasingly involved with the management of driver data, now more than ever before. Theo Kortland, Smart Fleet Solutions’ MD, will speak about how fleet management is evolving in the digital age and how to get to grips with data to make better decisions.

The Great British Fleet Event takes place on Thursday, 30 January 2020, at Novotel London West in Hammersmith. The free-to-attend event consists an exhibition and conferences. To pre-register and secure your free entry, click here:

Written by Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.

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