2022 Vision Zero Fleet Forum
Thank you to all our panelists, moderators, and keynote speakers that made our 2022 Global Vision Zero Fleet Forum possible. We could not have done this without your expertise and time.
And thank you to our co-presenter, City of New York’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and to our sponsors, AB InBev, Lytx, Interstate Waste Services, and Republic Services.
About The Fleet Forum
Our virtual Vision Zero Fleet Forum is a gathering of fleet operators, technology companies, OEMs, city officials, community advocates, and road safety experts from around the world.
The Vision Zero Fleet Forum creates connections across industries and sectors to accelerate solutions for road safety, promote economic growth and work towards Vision Zero— eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.
2022 attendees heard from 49 speakers across 12 sessions who shared their experiences, strategies, and knowledge. Replays are available for purchase for the following sessions below.
Make a note to join us again May 17-18, 2023 at our third annual Vision Zero Fleet Forum to network with road safety experts from around the world.
Day One – Vehicle Design
- Day 1: Welcome & Keynote Intro – Noah Budnick, TSR Executive Director, and Emily Schweninger, Senior Policy Advisor, Transportation Health and Safety, U.S. Department of Transportation
- Day 1: Fireside Chat – Noah Budnick and Matts-Ake Belin, Global Lead, Decade of Action for Road Safety, World Health Organization
- Session 1: Solving for Blind Zones Part 1 – Direct Vision Cabs -Trucks designed with poor visibility are a problem the world over. But they shouldn’t be—as cab designs that reduce driver blind zones exist. If private and public sector fleet leaders come together, we could make “direct vision cab design” the universal standard. How can we work together to create market demand and leverage it to transform trucks? Read the recap of the panel written by MOTOR Magazine.
- Session 2: Solving for Blind Zones Part 2: We Can’t Wait! Technology Retrofits – Trucks represent 12 percent of the total road fatalities, but are only about 4 percent of the vehicles operating on the road. This is because drivers of large vehicles have limited visibility. To address the issue of blind zones and reduce traffic deaths and collisions across the globe, we have been working on retrofittable solutions, such as cameras that give fleet vehicles 360° visibility. Learn about our innovative technology solution known as “Truck of the Future” for aftermarket vehicles.
- Session 3: Sustainable is Safe and Safe is Sustainable – Corporations around the world have embraced sustainability and are working to combat climate change. Similarly, the human impacts on our roads take thousands and thousands of lives a year and break families apart. Are there actions businesses and other fleets can take to solve these global problems? We know safer driving is more fuel-efficient. Can large vehicles be replaced by smaller ones? Pilots in New York, Seattle, and many European cities are piloting cargo bike delivery. What can we learn from these efforts?
- Session 4: How Can Technology Help End Distracted Driving? – A study using dash-cam footage found that 68% of crashes involved some form of observable distraction. But we are living in an age of technological advances – from almost everyone having a cellphone to talk of the Metaverse, Web3 and NFTs. Learn how technology is being used to end distracted driving.
Day 2 – Management and People
- Session 5: Driver Attitudes Towards Technology – Fleet Managers now have access to GPS-based telematics and in-cab driver assistance technology that is often paired with in-cab dash cameras—all of which can keep drivers and the public safe. Managers can’t always be in the cab, but now they always have a digital set of eyes on their drivers to help prevent crashes. The problem is many drivers, and even some managers, are critical of the technology, significantly impacting adoption and use. Learn how to better understand what makes drivers reluctant to adopt in-cab camera technology and identify what can be done to positively influence perceptions.
- Session 6: Insurance in the Industry – The insurance industry has the potential to use market forces to influence safer driving. Just like water and electricity metering can help spur conservation efforts, pricing risky driving could help spur a cultural shift in saving lives. How are insurers, underwriters and risk managers approaching “pay how you drive” models of insurance? What new technologies are enabling these new models? And, how are insureds benefiting? We’ll hear from experts on the business case for bringing insurance into the Vision Zero era.
- Session 7: Investing in Your Workforce – Strong businesses are built on strong workers. This means giving people the best tools for the job and the skills to use them. In recent years, we’ve been tested like never before in hiring and retaining an effective workforce. What have we learned from this experience? How are we using new technologies to support workers? How are generational differences — i.e. millennials joining the workforce vs. gen y and x’ers vs. boomers phasing out — impacting how we approach workers and their disposition towards technology and other innovations? What technology and techniques are on the horizon that will strengthen the workforce and help them learn and grow as professionals?
- Session 8: How Fleets Interact with Autonomous Vehicles – Autonomous vehicles are already being tested in the public right-of-way, so how should drivers interact with them? This is especially important for commercial fleets and other professional drivers, who spend more time on the road than most. How should fleet leaders start thinking about training their human drivers to safely navigate around robot drivers? What considerations should be taken into account? How can fleets incorporate this into their trainings and regular safety meetings?
- Session 9: Fleets & Vulnerable Road Users: Sharing Perspectives – Whether walking, biking or driving, it shouldn’t be stressful but it can be for almost anyone. While people on foot, bike and scooter often feel they’re buzzed by drivers, drivers are also nervous about colliding with these vulnerable road users. As a walker, bike rider or scooterist, what are the things you wish drivers knew? And as a driver, especially one who operates a large commercial truck, what did you wish others knew about your experience moving down the road? This session will explore these perspectives, discuss how the road safety community can build on them to increase empathy and reduce crashes, and also hear about examples of efforts currently being worked on.