Interesting report issued today by Shell setting out the oil major's thoughts on the future of commercial fleets. Technology and innovation look set to change the face of the industry over the next 20 years. Businesses are being asked to adapt and innovate to take advantage of developing vehicle technologies, whether it be new fuels and vehicle types, or new ways of operating including ride-sharing, load sharing and over-the-air software and maintenance.
Planning for the Future of Fleets Retail, energy and entertainment have all undergone seismic shifts due to new innovations. Yet the commercial fleet sector has operated in a more traditional way, with incremental advances in vehicle management, maintenance, financing and fuel types. A convergence of new technologies, services and greater connectivity will radically reshape the fleet sector, requiring new skills as well as creating new industry players and business models.