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Donlen Experts Discuss Autonomous Vehicles

April 20, 2017 - Press Release

Donlen's Dennis Straight, CTO, and Tom Sloan, director of telematics and safety products, will be two of several panelists at the Autonomous Vehicles and Their Impact on the Fleet Industry session at the 2017 NAFA Institute and Expo in Tampa, Fla. on April 25 at 4 p.m.

During the Autonomous Vehicles and Their Impact on the Fleet Industry session, attendees will learn about:

  • The evolution of autonomous technology
  • How the OEM and technology leaders compare
  • Autonomous vehicle regulations
  • Near-term safety expectations
  • The potential long-term impact to their fleets

"Autonomous vehicles are still a ways away, but Donlen is committed to preparing fleets for what is sure to be a massive change for the industry," said Straight. "All of the experts who will be speaking at this session are extremely knowledgeable on this subject from both technological and legal perspectives, as well as safety and accidents, and the insights offered will be invaluable for fleet professionals."

"I am honored to moderate this panel of distinguished experts," said Sloan. "This session will provide fleet professionals with invaluable information about what autonomous vehicles mean for the future of our industry."

Straight has more than 25 years of experience in the IT field, and currently serves as senior vice president and chief technology officer at Donlen. Dennis received the Hertz Corporation Global Leadership Award for bringing the latest advancements and innovation in fleet technology to market.

Sloan is director of telematics and safety products at Donlen. A six-year Donlen veteran, Sloan oversees the development of Donlen's telematics products. He has also led the development of Donlen's consulting products and been a client consultant during his tenure at Donlen. Sloan received the Hertz Global Leadership Award for leading some of Donlen's highest profile strategic consulting engagements and for securing the telematics business of some of DriverPoint's earliest large customers.

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