SIT BACK AND RELAX
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
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.