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Looking after the increasing need for secure ground transportation for the world's discerning travelers.挑剔的旅客们对地面运输安全有着越来越高的要求。

Halfway into the evening of a Friday late last year, three groups of organized terrorists began a series of six terrorist attacks. By the end of the night, casualties reached nearly 100. Given the increasing unrest in war zones around the world, numbers like this are sadly not rare. But this wasn’t a war zone. What surprised the world on the night of November 13 is that violence like this could visit a city as civilized and stable as Paris, France.

But this is the world we live in now, a world where safety can’t be taken for granted.

If you are reading this article, chances are that you travel—frequently. And no matter how you travel, you have probably noticed the increasing security during the last decade.

For instance, full body scanners used to be science fiction. Then, post-9/11, they were an unusual sight at larger international airports. Now they’re to be expected at nearly any commercial airport. So how has the need for increased security overhauled the world of ground transportation? Not as much as you would expect.

Executive protection—including armored vehicles and armed officers—has certainly become a more desirable choice than ever. But few travelers need (or

去年的11月13日,一个周五的夜晚,三个有组织的恐怖分子团伙在法国巴黎实施了六次恐怖袭击,有近百人在这一系列恐怖袭击中丧生。

旅行安全的提升

由于世界范围内战争冲突地区的动荡与日俱增,这样的伤亡数字并不罕见。然而令全世界震惊的是, 11月13日晚上的暴力事件并不是发生在冲突地区,而是发生在法国巴黎这样一座文明而又安定的城市。

这就是我们所生活的世界的现状,人们再也不能把“安全”看作是理所当然的。

作为我们的读者,你很有可能会频繁地出差。无论你采用什么样的出行方式,你可能都已经注意到了过去十年内旅行安全性的提升。

例如全身扫描仪的使用,曾经只出现在科幻小说中,在9- 11事件之后则成了大型国际机场中一道不寻常的景象。如今,他们更是出现在几乎所有的商业机场中。

地面交通:依旧脆弱

对于提高安全性的需求增加是否大大提高了地面交通的实际保障能力?事实可能并不是你想的那样。

调动了装甲车辆和武装人员的高级保护显然已经成了比以往任何时候都值得依赖的选择。但是很少有旅客能够支付,或愿意支付这样昂贵的极端安全措施。

那些使用优步的旅行者可以在实时GPS上看到司机的位置,但是他们的团队不能。所以这种出行方式只是看似安全而事实并非如此。当然,尽管使乘客承受了低于预期的安全性,优步却依然能够获得巨大的成功,这几乎使它成了业内传奇。

典型的接送服务能提供给你的安全性是有限的。你只能期望一些最基本的服务:一个司机,一辆车,有希望按时抵达。

want to pay for) security that extreme.

Those who travel by Uber can see their driver’s location on live GPS. But their team can’t. So what appears to be security really isn’t. And of course, Uber has become near-legendary in their industry for the lower-than-expected security that their passengers receive.

There’s not much that the typical chauffeured service can offer you in the way of security. You can expect the basics: a driver and a vehicle, hopefully arriving on time. Safe transport from a jet to hotel, or throughout a day or more of as-directed driving. But a sense of trust and comfort? Don’t count on it.

Many passengers have never considered themselves at risk as they travel by chauffeured transportation. Increasingly though, security must become a top priority for any world traveler. Increasingly, discerning passengers across the globe are requesting more security from their chauffeured transportation. For a few of them, that means armored cars and executive protection. But for most, it simply means more trust and confidence.

So how can you achieve greater trust and confidence in your chauffeured transportation?

Ultimately, secure ground transportation is about having satisfying answers to two questions: • Who’s driving—and can I trust them? • Can I get status updates on each trip—and can I trust them?

Unless you’re personally familiar with every local chauffeured service you use around the world, you can’t be sure that every one is trustworthy or even competent enough to be secure. What chauffeured management (such as Fortis Riders) provides is prevetting of each local service regarding insurance, vehicles, safety, and so on. In addition, Fortis Riders provides the chauffeur’s information (name and mobile number) in advance of the trip—typically 24 hours in advance.

And unless you can somehow confirm or doublecheck each status update on each trip, you can’t be sure the passenger really is in the vehicle—or at least, in the right vehicle. But with Fortis Riders’ patented, secure communications system, everyone connected to a trip can get trip updates sent proactively after they have been reported by a chauffeur and confirmed by our team.

The increasing need for security isn’t anyone’s preference. But the good news is that satisfying answers are in fact possible, and without having to pay the price for executive protection.

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