Pandemic has created changes to the way people bank.
COVID19 behavior has brought on progress in the security conscious banking business.
Pandemic has prompted banks to overhaul the way they handle compliance & investigations.
No more going to bank even if you wearing a mask. Digital banking is here.
The head of a major brewing company, Budweiser, steps up with a vision, dream, and strategy to not only conquer the logistics of a Pandemic market but is inclusive of people and Bud customers.
Carlo Brito seeks to foster a community that focuses on people as a sustainable business strategy.
Even touches on equality for women even tho only 2 appear to be in the management team. Buds’ “Lite-ly” objectives not to be treated lightly.
In what could be a breakthrough in dealing with COVID19 & it impact on transportation management, Ford has developed software that provides vehicle interior heat that will apparently kill the virus.
The SW installed in vehicles of 2016-2019 ages would raise the internal temperate of a vehicle (Police Vehicle) to over 130 degrees for 15 minutes
The heat process would replace the current wipe down with disinfectants in vehicles.
The Test results are apparently not yet extensive enough, causing caution.
Amazon is systematically taking over the logistics and delivery channel for it’s goods & services.
Company has changed not only how goods are delivered, but now made, manned, and mainstreamed.
Two things could constrain Amazon from complete control of the delivery channel: COVID19 & U.S, Regulators.
Has the time for carbon-free power finally arrived?
The investment community seems to think so even though cautious to make sure green tech returns real green.
COVID-19 has impacted the growth in Green Technology but investors are determined to avoid the poor long term record of the past
It appears that the tech community including automotive and transportation management are finally focusing on bringing more black and women engineers and technology professionals into the Industry.
However, in general, little progress has been made to date and things remain the same in the Industry
The system perpetuates practices that have not effectively dealt with diversity & untapped talent of Blacks, Women, and Minorities
The solution is about access, support, mentoring, getting involved, & leadership from the white males who now lead automotive technology companies
It seems apparent that not enough people in positions of power and influence are interested in acting on the criticality of Climate Change.
The legislative bodies at the state & national level just do not regard climate to be a priority in the face of a pandemic and public indifference.
The next big crisis for the U.S. & the Globe may be the collapse of the eco-system and our inability to do anything about it. Can we tread water?
Companies in automotive and corporate America are now doing a lot of talking & focusing of the issues brought by the massive response to Black Lives Matter.
However, if what has been reported — even surveyed and measured–and history is to be examined to see if this is a repeat of past acknowledgement but no real change or changes have happened.
Now it is up to the visionary leadership of the automotive Industry to adopt and implement initiatives and programs to bring more Blacks and minorities into leadership, equity positions, and empowerments.
The time has come. There is a need for the automotive industry leaders to seek to deal with the underlying cause(s) of gender imbalance and disparity in automotive management .
There seems to be a some kind of lid on surfacing and talking about the reasons why they need to change things. Some say it would be career ending move if a leading woman or women to speak out.
Further, no industry organization, women’s association, or individual women or men seems to be acting, even demanding, that change(s) need to made and now.
Maybe If investors and funding infrastructure would underwrite and back female management and innovators, then things would change
Women influence or actually accomplish most vehicle sales and selections. The operative functions in a dealership are handled and managed by women like HR, Finance, and Customer Service. Yet less than 25% of the auto dealership employees are females and few dealerships, OEMs, and suppliers are lead and managed by women.
It is now becoming apparent that in order for women to gain parity in automotive, they need to gain the backing of financial resources like venture funding, bank underwriting, and capital allocation. That’s where they are now going.
Some people are just getting around to thinking about buying and riding a human powered bike.
This long and comprehensive article is a great guide to selecting, buying, and using a bike to exercise – and maybe even to work.
There is even an linked article about why you should wear a mask when you riding in the park and down the street.
Hertz is endanger of going out of business.
The once symbol and leader of the car rental industry is in peril as stock offerings are rejected, refinancing of debt looms in doubt, and the whole financial infrastructure that held the Hertz business model together is looking for ways to get out.
The lawyers have grabbed the wheel as knowledgeable industry consultants, rent-a-car management, and a battery of underwriters, analysts, and trade publications may well have the solution to save what is left of Hertz.
Remember Jose Menendez and then there was OJ ?
The need for a low cost EV battery continues to be an industry challenge, even for Mighty Tesla.
Dozens of battery manufacturers around the world and at the OEMs are focused on using low-cobalt and cobalt-free battery chemistries & the use of chemical additives, materials and coating;
The high cost of an EV battery assembly and its replacement cost are impacting the sale of EVs, market penetration, and volume. The Pandemic has not helped.
Horse Racing is under more scrutiny than ever. Industry groups and governing boards like the California Horse Racing Board continues to seek to solve and not solve the real problem that causes young horses to be put down.
The latest effort by the CHRB is to limit the number of times a jockey can use a whip to hit a horse during a race. That is now six times per the ruling that goes into effect in October. Meantime, it is business as usual.
Researchers have identified ways in which older minds hold their own against younger ones and even surpass them.
Here are 10 ways that is happening and keep you in the game and growing smarter every day.
Your experience adds to your wisdom and your good looks are working for you even as you get older. The current trend to regard youth as being what you want to be is really not what it is cracked up to be.
Check out the specifics of these 10 ways and you will be psyched.
The societal, social, and economic impact of women in the management of enterprises & business entities, particularly in the automotive industry is becoming more visible and actionable every day.
The video interview with Sallie Krawcheck which primarily focuses on the gender gap in pay in business in general also applies to the the overall condition and situation for women in the automotive industry. While we see women being placed and promoted in to secondary management roles, we still do not see them becoming the leading force in an industry that continues to be male dominated. Women just have not been able to over come this situation.
Predictions are that prolonged COVID-19 Pandemic will sharply reduce total vehicle sales in 2020.
A quick recovery scenario where the economy & auto industry bounce back seems unlikely.
Analysts predict new vehicle sales will only reach 16.4 million. Automotive manufacturers & dealers working to align marketing initiatives toward the Black and Minority specific audiences.
Black Lives matter among automotive companies but do their careers, opportunities, and leadership matter? Sunday NYT Business section article on “Corporate America Has Failed Black America” has caused this premise to be reviewed with haste by the automotive industry corporate community. Changes are about to come about in the Board of Directors, Management teams, and corporate policy and practices.
Bayer is seeking to reach agreements with litigants who claim glyphosate in Roundup causes cancer and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
As much as $10B in payouts and 85,000 cases may be involved, Threat of putting Bayer into Bankruptcy being used to cause claimants to settle,
As the content, language, and communication styles have evolved and been used over time, a number of responses or comebacks have been adopted by people. These eleven phrases are used all the time by those who seek to disagree, intimidate, and discredit others and their positions.
Now seems to be the time for us all to choose what and how we say things carefully and with a high degree of humanity and respect.
Robots from Starship Technologies are making delivery by robot really work. Company is fresh off a $40 M funding round.
The robotics startup now in a much-changed market brought on by the COVID Pandemic & demand.
Starship’s focus is entirely on building & commercializing fleets of autonomous sidewalk delivery.
Can we do it? Can the World with leadership from the U.S. and Europe activate, mobilize and focus the resources needed to solve climate change, stifle COVID 19 and any future pandemics, and deal with the inequities of race and economies? We have no choice but to “Seize the Moment?
Federal courts are beginning to issue rulings that reverse the decisions on oil and gas developments made by the Trump Administration. More environmental analysis is being required by the courts in effort to offset the ecological damage. More changes are being made to protect the environment,
Food waste is a big problem, particularly fruit and vegetables. Super markets and food stands are fighting against time in the rush to get produce to Market. A company in California, Apeel Science, has developed a “second skin” process to extend the produce life without refrigeration. Slows rotting.
The anatomical & analytical assessments of the decline and fall of travel and business icon, Hertz, are appearing in the trade & business press daily. Most significantly along with the commentary and perspective of industry journalist & consultant Jon LeSage, who has followed RAC for years