Majority of the Mahindra units procured by the Philippine National Police (PNP) are said to be in good condition. This was based on the report submitted by the Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC).
CAC said that around majority of the 2,045 vehicles—composed of Enforcer Patrol Jeeps and the Scorpio Light Transport Vehicles (LTV)—have undergone continuous aftersales program.
From October 22, 2018 up to February 29 this year, Mahindra conducted a regular Preventive Maintenance Service (PMS) and free inspection on 1,645 units that were under the PNP and were serviced for free—saving more than P10 million worth of parts and services in the campaign.
Further, CAC gave Goodwill Warranty for the 474 units that were already out of coverage—meaning a unit has been accorded with the same service as those under the rated period. Such move gave an additional savings of above P12.6 million.
The initiative was made possible as Mahindra has a P30-million spare parts stock to replace worn out parts of the PNP units.
Moreover, Mahindra CAC has dedicated a service group of Service Engineers that would monitor the areas where Mahindra units were stationed. These engineers are deployed in the four parts depot strategically-located in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. An additional four Mobile Service Vehicles were built to conduct regular site visits.
Furthermore, Mahindra claimed that such move was done to ensure that the vehicles assigned to the police force will be running and functioning properly when needed.
“We even conducted regular training exercises with the handlers and managers of these Mahindra units covering the subjects of proper operation, maintenance and basic trouble shooting of the units so the drivers and users of the patrol jeeps and LTV’s are familiar with their Mahindra service vehicles,” Mahindra After-Sales Director Antonio Mallari Jr. said.
Artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace has long been a sensitive topic. Many people see it as robots taking over their jobs, while some firms remain sceptical about the technology due to the costs.
While COVID-19 saw global lockdowns introduced and work patterns change amid a shift to remote work, firms closed as revenues dropped and wreaked havoc on the travel and hospitality industries.
In the face of adversity, it forced business leaders to make “smart investments” on the spot to prevent their businesses from collapsing, which saw them “roll-out digital technologies” to keep the workflow going, while keeping their customers satisfied.
However, as the coronavirus crisis saw many people lose their jobs, or put on furlough it has brought about a change in attitude towards AI in UK business leaders, according to a study by Fountech.ai, published exclusively by Yahoo Finance.
Of the 430 respondents, 55% of UK companies have started exploring how AI could improve their product or service. The figure is highest among small and medium-sized enterprises, at 61% and 66% respectively.
The research also found that, 45% of businesses would implement AI technologies in the next 12 months.
Founder of Fountech.ai, Nikolas Kairinos, said: “Businesses’ curiosity about the potential of AI has grown notably over recent years. This has no doubt been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic: survival has emerged as the number one reason to invest in emerging technologies.”
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Recently, a rise in coronavirus cases has prompted the government to advise Brits to work from home if they can, as was customary during the height of the pandemic in April, May and June.