Edition 13


Welcome to the latest edition of DRIVE Talk, the newsletter that aims to help you get behind the big technology stories and how they will likely impact the vehicle leasing business.

There is a pretty good chance that you are reading DRIVE Talk on a phone or some other mobile device and that headlong shift to mobile and what it means to your fleet customers is just one of the things we’ll be touching on in this issue.

With the pace of change for fleets and their drivers speeding up all the time, we’ll be putting the hype to one side and looking at the opportunities and threats around new mobility services that could be forming part of your service offer to your leasing and fleet management customers sooner than you think

Simon West-Oliver, DRIVE Sales Marketing Director



mobility 400Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know that the hottest topic in the evolving world of fleet is ‘mobility’, be that a consumer and business driven rush for on-demand mobility or opportunities and threats from driverless vehicles and the growth of electric vehicles.

Looking at the technology that automakers such as Mercedes, Nissan and BMW are building in to their vehicles and the impressive showing from disruptors like Tesla, it is clear that transportation has the potential to change more in the next 5 years than it has in the past 50. EVs and self-driving vehicles promise cuts in commuting times, a reduction in the cost of transport, less pollution and greater safety on our roads.

Read more: Mobility


autofinance 400The team at DRIVE believe it is absolutely essential for fleet operators and their leasing and vehicle management suppliers to have a clear view of the evolving market and how they will need to adapt their businesses in order to maximise their opportunity and create efficiencies.

With that in mind, DRIVE has been working with some of the leading industry organisations including the BVRLA, Leaseurope and the International Auto Finance Network as they help their members to navigate the constantly evolving market.

Read more: Events

DRIVE inspires Leaseurope Car Leasing Working Group

Leaseurope 400The fleet sector is set to undergo a revolution, with changes driven by advances in both automotive and non-automotive technology, evolving customer demands and market conditions creating new threats and opportunities for vehicle leasing companies in equal measure.

That is was the vision set out by Martin Drake of DRIVE Software Solutions as he presented to some of the top executives in Europe’s largest leasing companies at the recent Leaseurope forum in Brussels.

Read more: DRIVE inspires Leaseurope Car Leasing Working Group

Natalie’s MA

Natalie 300Earlier this year, DRIVE Business Consultant Natalie Leavey, gained an MA in Business Management from Swinburn University. Natalie who hails from down under, has worked for DRIVE since 2014, joining from FleetPartners, one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading fleet management and vehicle leasing companies.

DRIVE is recruiting

were recruiting 300DRIVE is currently recruiting a number of Graduate Software Developers to work on the development and support of our DRIVE Fleet Management and Vehicle Leasing product. We are looking for people who can learn quickly, absorb new ideas and contribute to the direction of the DRIVE software solution as well as taking a leading role in the adoption of new technologies, tools and processes.

Read more: DRIVE is recruiting

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