In this weekâ€™s videos, youâ€™ll get a look at whatâ€™s hapÂpenÂing at 2014 NAFA events, and more perÂspecÂtives from the recent NAFA InterÂnaÂtionÂal Fleet AcadÂeÂmy. KatherÂine Vigneau of KMVS Fleet + ConÂsultÂing talks about trainÂing and develÂopÂment opporÂtuÂniÂties for expeÂriÂenced fleet manÂagers at the upcomÂing and first-ever NAFA Masterâ€™s SemÂiÂnar. NAFAâ€™s DirecÂtor of MeetÂings and EduÂcaÂtion, MathÂew MarÂcial, explains the fleet manÂageÂment issues to be explored at next yearâ€™s NAFA I&E. As for this yearâ€™s InterÂnaÂtionÂal Fleet AcadÂeÂmy, Audi of Americaâ€™s Michael Stafford talks about what conÂferÂence attenÂdees learned about doing busiÂness in Europe and othÂer key fleet manÂageÂment regions.
This week, thereâ€™s also covÂerÂage of where â€śintelÂliÂgent transÂportaÂtionâ€ť is headÂed. SafeÂty and transÂportaÂtion offiÂcials have been workÂing for years on reducÂing trafÂfic conÂgesÂtions and increasÂing safeÂty and solÂid road conÂdiÂtions. Installing senÂsors in highÂways has been one of the methÂods deployed in sevÂerÂal states. In CalÂiÂforÂnia, about 27,000 senÂsors have been installed to trouÂbleshoot trafÂfic probÂlems and carÂry out long-term mainÂteÂnance needs â€“ about 9,000 of them no longer work. Thereâ€™s a lot of freeÂway conÂstrucÂtion going on in the state and reliÂable trafÂfic reportÂing and route mapÂping are needÂed â€“ anothÂer opporÂtuÂniÂty for GPS trackÂing and telemÂatÂics serÂvice providers.