Newark, Delaware, November 13, 2019
Driving Dynamics Inc., a provider of driver safety training, coaching and risk services for fleet-based organizations operating light-to-heavy duty vehicles in North America and around the globe, announced Carl Cormier, senior driving instructor for the company, will present: "The Brave New World of Technology and Driver Safety: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” on Wednesday, November 20th from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the upcoming utility fleet conference.
His session will focus on educating participants about the safety challenges utility fleet drivers face in an era of emerging technologies and how these new tools and systems can help and potentially hurt fleets from a liability perspective. Cormier will conclude the session with best practices on how utility fleet and safety departments can decrease overall vehicle incident rates.
“We're experiencing drastic changes in how we conduct our lives, with technology becoming more imbedded in our daily routines. So, what impact are these trends having on your organization’s safety performance?”
- The Good: The emergence of artificial intelligence, advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), and other technologies that promise greater efficiency and improved safety.
- The Bad: Over-reliance and over-confidence in today's technologies, which can lead to riskier driving behaviors.
- The Ugly: We're easily distracted behind the wheel, and everything we do today is recorded in way that increases liability for employers.
Cormier will also be a panelist for “Navigating Driver Safety Challenges in an Era of “Safer” Vehicles.” Joined by two other industry experts, they will discuss the current state of vehicle safety technologies and how fleets and drivers can navigate around the unintended safety challenges these vehicle systems may be creating. The panel discussion takes place on Wednesday, November 20th from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
About Carl Cormier:
Carl Cormier is a senior driving instructor and safety consultant for Driving Dynamics. He also serves as captain for the Davidson Fire Department in Davidson, North Carolina where he is responsible for instructing and evaluating firefighters for emergency vehicle training.
For the past four decades Carl has been a competitive race car driver participating in NASCAR, IMSA and SCCA events and in the INEX Legends series. He currently holds a NASCAR competitors license and is a driver development trainer, instructing young race car drivers in safety and driving techniques for various oval and road racetracks.