Data Security Standards big concern for fleets

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Nearly two thirds (63%) of respondents to the latest British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) Fleet Technology Survey strongly agree that more standards and regulation are required to control access to and use of vehicle and driver data.
 
This year’s survey collected the views of more than 85 fleet managers, rental operators and leasing companies. A quarter of them cited data concerns as the biggest threat to the take-up of new fleet technology.
 
More than 54% of survey respondents said that in-built telematics would become the most common source for driver and vehicle data within the next five years, with 29% claiming it would come via smartphone fleet management apps and just 15% believing that plug-in devices would be most prevalent.
 
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Expansion of Ultra-Low Emission Zone moves closer

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Proposals to introduce an expanded London Ultra-Low Emission Zone earlier than the planned September 2020 date and a diesel vehicle scrappage scheme are among a package of measures designed to improve air quality to be contained in a public consultation document to be published “within a matter of weeks” by the capital’s newly elected Mayor Sadiq Khan.
 
The proposals in the consultation will include:

Range Anxiety

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Wide variations remain in the average distance between electric car charge points, with some drivers facing distances of up to 47 miles (76km).  North Devon has the longest average distances between public charging points, according to Department for Transport statistics.

The RAC said there was "some way to go" before users would be cured of "range anxiety".

The average distance between charging points in England was 3.8 miles (6km).

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