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Automotive, two or three things to know to make a career abroad

carThey are also our made in Italy, the top managers of what the American national economist Peter Drucker once called “the industrial industry” once and for all . Because the car, despite an advanced de-industrialization , remains a driving force for the economy in many countries. And from Italy, no longer central to the Fiat of Sergio Marchionne , continue to start managers who make a fortune abroad. Few at the highest levels for a sector so rich in opportunities, but still another face of the too waving flag of Made in Italy.

Times have changed greatly since the mid-80s when Fiat was about to merge its car business with Ford of Europe . So, they told us once, there were many in Turin who started studying English in anticipation of the entrance of the important American partner. The deal jumped at the last moment , but mastering the language of Skakespeare did well anyway. The change of gear was with the arrival in 2004 of Marchionne, raised in Canada and practically bilingual: when he hires a new manager for his Fiat Chrysler Automobiles , he held the interview in English.

Meeting these and other top managers in international car shows is not always like Forbes tells with some irony , but it is true that they are all part of a real community. Today, at the top of our foreign legion are two: one is Luca de Meo , a career in the Volkswagen group , the other is Daniel Schillaci just hired by Nissan (and snatched from Toyota Europe) to direct sales and marketing worldwide with workplace in Yokohama. If with de Meo in Audi a small Italian community lives together with two designers and a manager – Alessandro Dambrosio at the top of Konzept Design in Monaco,Simona Falcinelli to oversee the “Color and Trim” section of Audi and Giovanni Perosino to the global advertising of the German brand – on top of the Volkswagen group’s design for years (but close to retirement) Walter de Silva, while between London and Cologne Gaetano Thorel is marketing director of Ford Europe. A list that does not end here.

“It seems trivial, but we have to adapt: the first thing is really to learn the language”, says Luca de Meo, 48, Bocconi graduate, spinning top between Belgium, France, Italy, Germany working for Renault, Toyota, the Fiat, the Volkswagen. Still for a few days on the Audi board with responsibility for sales and marketing, de Meo will be head of the Seat brand with work in Barcelona from 1 November. One of the many effects of the Volkswagen scandal for the tampering of emissions tests on some diesel engines, which has turned the top of the German group upside down.

“The most important thing is to understand in depth the country where we are going to work – de Meo tells us again – and to do this we need to know the language well. It is the first rule for those coming from countries that do not dominate the international political scene, which do not have large corporations with their managerial models. The Americans and the British obviously do not have this problem, as the Germans do not have that belong to a country system that still leads them to make a career. In fact they all speak English, but after two minutes they go to their language. And it happens even partially to the French, not always obliged to get back into the game, while we Italians always have to make a leap. But I can say that this desire to enter the new family is much appreciated and makes you different “.

Taste and creativity are the qualities that are often attributed by foreigners to Italian entrepreneurs and managers. Do you agree? “To put it in Latin, our genius loci is to find a simple solution to complex problems . The Germans, for example, love complex solutions for complex problems “. Advice for those who want to go abroad to do business or make a career? “To enter into the cultural economic fabric of the host country. Of course, there is a meta operating system of how business is done in the world, but it is not enough “.

If de Meo promises to study seriously for the next six months the Spaniard, Andrea Formica, 54, international consultant after being among the other number three of Toyota Europe, marketing director of Ford UK, president of Ford Italy and managing director of Fiat sees it differently. “Today should not be like this anymore, but Italian managers have often been recognized as talented, not as reliable”. The perception of the Italian linked to the umbilical cord of his country and his family has also come from the “handicap of not having fully global Italian companies in the car, paying for the fact that the dominant groups are others “. If the American managers know how to be “terribly racist” considering only the English as they are, the French hold to rule in the world with their own men. Advice to those who want to jump? “To make first of all personal choices that are not an obstacle to a career, to create a truly international approach . We must immediately demonstrate value and quality and live this choice as an opportunity, not as a sacrifice “.

Luxury rental cars, a growing trend: the idea of ​​a startup

noleggio-auto-di-lusso-660x400 (1)The luxury car rental market is a niche sector that unfortunately does not present specific data, even if evaluating the data of the short-term car rental market and those coming from the luxury tourism market in Europe, a growing sector comes out

LUXURY RENTAL CARS, A GROWING TREND: THE IDEA OF A STARTUP
World Travel Monitor of Ipk International has shown, about the analysis on luxury tourism that, precisely,

Over the last 5 years, the luxury travel sector has experienced an increase of 48% worldwide, compared to + 24% of other international travels.
The data of ANIASA (National Association of the Automobile Rental Industry and Automotive Services) on short-term rental declare a sector that grows by about 4 percentage points from year to year.

People who choose to do on-the-road holidays increase by choosing to drive a luxury car.

In fact, in the last two years, luxury car rentals have increased by 18% . It is no coincidence that the research of Italian users on the net about the keyword “luxury car rental” has increased and the increase is easily visible with simple tools, such as Google Trends , with which we can analyze the trend in net increase right between the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017.

The search for simplicity and immediacy is the goal of Vroomerz that includes providers from all over the world to offer its customers the most remarkable luxury cars of every category (Sport, Berline, Suv and Cabrio) of the most prestigious brands: Ferrari, Maserati , Lamborghini, Mercedes, BMW and Audi.

The portal of luxury car rentals is innovative startup that has structured an online portal to organize information directly from the user’s management and to offer the customer real availability. The user who wants to rent the car must select the collection and delivery city, the collection and delivery date, the desired car category and the platform that will select the range available in real time for the rental.

Citroen DS3 World Paris

citroen-ds3-world-paris-4-10The Double Chevron House unveiled the exclusive limited edition Citroen DS3 World Paris to celebrate the opening of the new DS Store inaugurated in the French capital.

To create the World Paris, designers from beyond the Alps deliberately took inspiration from the artistic movement of Art Deco , which best represents the French talent in craftsmanship.

This special edition is recognized at first glance by the color of the opaque ash gray body, in contrast with the Trinitarian brown finish covering the roof and the rearview mirror covers.

17-inch alloy wheels are shown on the sides , painted with a color that reproduces the color of the roof and the mirrors.

Get on board you can breathe a sophisticated environment, where exclusive materials and colors are combined to make this special edition unique. The upholstery, as well as the gear lever, the center armrest and the dashboard inserts, are upholstered in Trinitario brown Nappa leather with beige contrast stitching.

The French manufacturer has announced that the DS3 World Paris will be made in only 15 copies , each of which will be distinguished by the special plate that shows the number of the specimen belonging to this limited edition.

Prices and time to market have not been unveiled at the moment by the Casa d’Oltralpe.

Nissan Qashqai Premier Limited Edition

nissan-qashqai-premier-limited-edition-20The Japanese company celebrates the beginning of the commercialization of the new Nissan Qashqai with the Premier Limited Edition , an exclusive limited edition version featuring an outfit full of special features.

Enough of the top-of-the-range Tekna equipment, the Qashqai Premier Limited Edition stands out above all for the front lights with bi-LED technology and for additional chrome finishes, as well as for the exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels .

Offered exclusively in the colors Pearl White, Night Shade, Metallic Black and Metallic Red, the Premier Limited Edition sports interior upholstered in leather and Alcantara but above all the inevitable plate where the number of the specimen belonging to the limited series stands out.

The cockpit also offers a panoramic glass roof and the NissanConnect infotainment system .

Under the bonnet pulsates the 1.6 130 hp dCi diesel engine , which can be combined with the classic manual or the automatic, while the All-mode all-wheel drive is offered as standard.

The Premier Limited Edition will be realized only in 2007 units and offered only to those who are already a Nissan customer no later than December 31, 2013 at a price of 33,620 euros .

Know how to sell cars and motorcycles in a period of crisis

sell-motorcycleThe auto and motorcycle market is experiencing a profound change due to the crisis. Therefore, adapting the store strategy and organization becomes fundamental. Yeah, but how to do it?

Vito Caramia , an expert mobility business manager who for several years (initially for BMW Italy, currently for Yamaha Motor Italia), is responsible for the sustainability of the sales networks of the car and motorcycle sector and in 2011 wrote the interesting volume ” Il automotive business “( Hoepli Editore , official Facebook page ).

His is the first Dealer Management manual expressly dedicated to cars and motorcycles . Written from the point of view of the visa from inside, and not only from the outside, through concrete examples it offers solutions to many of the problems that have emerged in recent years and the moves to anticipate the recovery.

Since we can define the book as the dealer’s first economy manual, can you get a picture of the average Italian dealer?

«It’s bad to say – Caramia’s words -, but we must recognize the great merit of having given us the opportunity to judge the entrepreneurial level of Italian dealers. Unfortunately, the vote rarely exceeds sufficiency. The reason is soon explained: in the decades of growing “friend” market, characterized by a strong spontaneous demand, the only qualities required of the average dealer entrepreneur were a modest initiative and be in the right place at the right time. Former mechanics, dealers or children of rich and noble families with the passion of cars rented or bought a building, put out a sign, exposed their cars and voila, the game was done.

The wide profit margins, compared to very low management costs, guaranteed returns on adequate investments giving the business the appearance of economic sustainability. Little more than a franchise in short. Today everything has changed. The average concessionaire has two choices: hoping that the descendants have developed a greater entrepreneurial capacity thanks to the expensive schools they have attended (and here the traumatic issue of generational change opens up) or rely on the advice of their accountant, a manager or even worse than his best seller, who will stop playing a role that brought great benefit to the company to go and cover another where everything will be, except that added value. Attention to financial burdens, virtuous management of used goods, the web and social marketing, staff training,

CRM and so on are just some of the aspects that are still hidden by a smoky curtain that the entrepreneur seems unable to unravel. The historical period we are experiencing must represent the best moment to question and review in depth the precarious certainties on which the company management of numerous dealers has been based to date. It is no longer the time of regrets but the time of ideas: to give rise to a new vision of business from the crisis is the main objective that I set myself with the book “.

The historical period we are experiencing must represent the best moment to question and review in depth the precarious certainties on which the company management of numerous dealers has been based to date. It is no longer the time of regrets but the time of ideas: to give rise to a new vision of business from the crisis is the main objective that I set myself with the book “. The historical period we are experiencing must represent the best moment to question and review in depth the precarious certainties on which the company management of numerous dealers has been based to date. It is no longer the time of regrets but the time of ideas: to give rise to a new vision of business from the crisis is the main objective that I set myself with the book “.

Uber suspends operations in Vienna after unfavorable judgment

Uber was forced to temporarily suspend its activities in the Austrian capital after an unfavorable verdict in court. But the company ensures that this is only part of the discount.

The bad news is accumulating for Uber in Europe: after the suspension of its service in Athens and Bratislava , its difficulties in maintaining its activities in London and the judgment of the Court of Justice of the Union to allow regulators to consider the society as a regulation of transport companies , and not of services, it is from Austria that a new trap has come.

FILING COMPLAINT

The US company specializing in bringing individuals into contact with drivers offering a transport service has been banned from offering UberX, UberBlack and UberVan services in Vienna, the Austrian capital, through justice. A ban that the group however intends to fight, she said in a statement taken by AFP .

”  We are working hard to change our practices to be able to offer our services again in a few days,  ” she says. Uber was faced with a lawsuit filed in the Vienna Commercial Court by a local taxi company that believes the US group’s offer constitutes unfair competition.

The vandalism of self-service bicycles, a problem not so French

Degradation, theft, negligence: self-service transport is being abused by users, not only in France. In the United States, companies are trying to fight against vandalism that spares neither scooters, bicycles, electric or not.

In the United States, people are damaging and stealing self-service electric scooters, the Washington Post reported on   April 19. The American companies  Bird Rides , LimeBike , Spin and Waybots are facing theft and vandalism problems that can also be found on the European side. So, is the public ready for the technology that is available to them and that could significantly change urban transportation?

STICKS IN THE WHEELS OF SELF-SERVICE

The Anglophone media discusses the difficulties faced by American communities in apprehending these new services. For example, the city of Austin, Texas, reportedly seized more than 50 self-service electric scooters. As for San Francisco, California,  66 scooters were seized  and the city had to send a cease and desist order , which mentions a ”  public nuisance endangering the health”. and public safety.  ”

On the European side, last February,  the Hong Kong company Gobee.bike stopped its self-service bike service in France for theft and vandalism. Bikes were found at the bottom of the Seine or severely damaged. In total, nearly 3,400 bicycles were vandalized and more than 1,000 stolen.

On its website, Gobee.bike notes that ”  the very large number of thefts and degradations [have] forced them to close [their] doors in Europe  “. The company also failed to win in Brussels, Belgium. The same is true of companies operating overseas. Where does this problem seem to inevitably hit these companies.

 

Travel Safety Tips for Public Transportation

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Before getting a charge out of the general population transportation in an foreign city or nation, pause for a minute to consider these vital travel security tips.

1. Search for an official identification

A real cabbie or transport driver will have an identification showed, so investigate you get in and feel free not to get in the event that you don’t see one. When you do recognize an identification, look at the photo and make sure it would seem that your driver. In the U.S. cab drivers show their grants, however you may experience difficulty making sense of how to tell whether a taxi or transport is authentic in an outside nation. Ask the attendant at your inn or a neighborhood cop whether the nearby taxi and transport organizations expect representatives to show identifications. They can reveal to you what to search for.

2. Observe logos

Observe the logos and shades of neighborhood cabs and transports regardless of whether you needn’t bother with one quickly. This will enable you to detect the ones that are real and those that are phony later. Counterfeit taxis have been utilized by crooks to part you from your cash in a few ways. In a few locales, counterfeit taxicabs are utilized to capture voyagers. Know which are the honest to goodness cabs and transports to abstain from getting taken for a hazardous ride.

3. Remain conscious and alert

You might be enticed to peruse a book, check your messages, or take a speedy snooze on open transportation, however that is the ideal approach to have your wallet, camera, rucksack and other stuff stolen. Also, you could wind up in a peculiar place toward the finish of the transport line with no real way to get back on the off chance that you rest too long! Remain conscious and caution regardless of how tired you are. This is genuine when you’re in a taxi too – your driver could be similarly as risky as a typical criminal.

4. Keep close control over your bags

Much the same as at the air terminal, it’s fundamental to keep close control over your sacks and bundles on the off chance that you are to keep them in your ownership. This is particularly critical on the off chance that you have a few sacks or bundles, or if everybody on the transport or prepare has comparable packs. It’s simple for a cheat to change out a void one that looks simply like yours when every one of the packs originate from a similar retailer. Group your packs between your feet or close on the seat adjacent to you when you’re sitting, and keep hold of them when you’re standing.

5. Know where you are going

It’s a simple trap to fall into: you tell the driver where you are going and he or she takes you there, yet the driver isn’t in charge of you and could even have their own particular malignant plan at the top of the priority list. Knowing where you are passing by having a guide and focusing on the course will enable you to secure yourself.

6. Get off the transport in the event that it gets excessively crowded

At the point when individuals are squeezing in surrounding you, it’s harder for you to watch and secure your assets. Group are not an explorer’s companion – truth be told, they can make it far less demanding for pickpockets and cheats to do their filthy work and escape rapidly. In the event that things are getting excessively swarmed, get off the transport at the following sufficiently bright stop and sit tight for a less swarmed one.

7. Be careful about sharing

Sharing a taxicab is a typical approach to spare a minimal expenditure, yet offering a taxi to an outsider can abandon you in an awful spot. It’s a typical trick in a few spots: you share a taxicab with a man who deserts somewhat booty. Before long, a phony cop stops your taxi and the stuff is found. You might be looked, captured, ransacked or even taken to a phony police headquarters where your ID is swiped and sold over the Internet. Sharing a taxicab approves of companion, however not with outsiders, regardless of how kind they are.

New York Taxi – Are Yellow Taxis Safer than other Taxis?

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You may just need to hail yellow taxicabs: The splendidly shaded taxis are included in fewer accidents than blue ones, since yellow is more noticeable, as indicated by another study.

An investigation of a large number of point by point taxi, driver and accident data over a three-year time frame from Singapore’s biggest taxi organization discovered yellow taxicabs were included in 9% fewer accidents than blue ones, the examination said.

Analysts precluded contrasts in driving pace, number of stops and separation secured as variables, leaving shading as the essential reason. “Shading was the main differentiator in light of the fact that the organization utilized a similar auto models and upheld a similar upkeep arrangement for every one of its cabs,” the examination revealed.

Since yellow cabs are more recognizable than blue ones — particularly when before another vehicle — different drivers can better abstain from hitting them, specifically decreasing the accident rate, the investigation found. It’s the principal distributed research that recognized vehicle shading as a primary supporter of accident rates among the yellow taxis as compared to the blue ones.

This finding can assume a huge part while picking hues for open transportation and may spare lives and in addition a great many dollars. The researchers in the study that was later distributed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences only looked into yellow taxi cabs and the blue ones.

The study went ahead to instigate that in the event that the organization changed the shade of its whole armada of 12,525 blue cabs to yellow, 76 less accidents would happen every month, or 917 less road accidents involving the blue taxis r every year.

Yellow has been a prominent color that is used in shading taxis since 1907. When the Chicago Yellow Cab Company picked the shading in view of a review that said yellow was the most discernible shading, other cities, NYC included, quickly adopted the color and over time it was the norm of shading taxis all over America. That was, of course, before the emergence of all these other competitors in the taxi business. In those days, when every other car was dark, it was simpler for potential travelers to detect a yellow taxicab.

Safety tips when riding a cab (Videos)

Is always good to be safe when getting a cab either in your city or in a foreign place. Here are two tips for traveling safe in a cab with your family.

People often forget how important safety is when it comes to get a taxi cab in some cities, especially when traveling with kids, toddlers and the hole family. It’s good to plan ahead and research reliable transportation services with good reviews, integrity, honesty and responsibility.

When choose the right transportation company, you should check its fleet, employees, also if the service is licensed in your city, then call or make a reservation, ask for the right fares and don’t forget knowing the local currency and Keeping expensive items hidden and keep your things close.

Stay safe!

 

Traveling with a child:

 

Always use licensed taxi cabs:

More tips to come…