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January 2017 - Global News

Nissan to Test Autonomous Vehicles on European Roads

Nissan will bring real-world demonstrations of autonomous driving cars to Britain in February using a modified Nissan LEAF electric vehicle.The on-road demonstrations will take place in London, enabling the vehicle and its passengers to cover a diverse city environment.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Leaf, Autonomous Vehicles, United Kingdom

January 2017 - Global News

Euro 6 Diesel Cars Have Double Pollutants Than Trucks

In Europe, the average amount of nitrogen oxides (NOx) present in exhaust emissions from modern diesel passenger cars is more than double the levels from modern trucks and buses.

Tags: Diesel Emissions, NOx, Europe

January 2017 - Global News

Volvo Gives Autonomous Vehicles to Swedish People

Volvo Cars will put 100 autonomous vehicles into the hands of real people to drive on the roads around Gothenberg, Sweden, including the Hain family that the company introduced at the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Volvo, Autonomous Vehicles, Sweden

January 2017 - Global News

Volvo to Establish Car Sharing Unit in Sweden

Volvo’s new business unit is based around Sunfleet, a car sharing company based in Sweden.

Tags: Volvo, Carsharing, Sunfleet, Sweden

January 2017 - Global News

Fleet Logistics CEO Outlines Priorities for New Year and Beyond

Fleet Logistics has three main priorities in the coming months: to integrate and harmonize its IT systems, to standardize its business processes, and to adapt the organization to the new standards and approach.

Tags: Europe, Middle East, Fleet Logistics, Latin America, Asia, Mobility

December 2016 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Unimog Joins Black Forest Rescue Fleet

The Special Trucks division at Mercedes-Benz has loaned the mountain rescue services in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, a Unimog U 4000 with a seven-seater double cab.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Unimog

December 2016 - Global News

Top 10 Global Fleet News for 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, Global Fleet Management eNews looked back at the Top 10 news stories for the year based on popularity.

Tags: LeasePlan, Fleet Europe, Subaru, Uber, Mercedes-Benz, United Kingdom, Japan, Awards, SG Fleet, Arval, Element Fleet Management, Argentina, Australia, Uruguay

December 2016 - Global News

Autonomous Driving Tech Designed for Russian Conditions

Russia is advancing self-driving research and demonstrations. Moscow-based Cognitive Technologies has developed plug-and-play autonomous vehicle technology designed system specifically for Russian driving conditions.

Tags: Russia, Autonomous Vehicles, Research and Development

December 2016 - Global News

Swedish Police to Equip Volvo V90 for Duty

The Swedish police will take delivery of its first V90 police cars in early 2017.

Tags: Police Fleets, Sweden, Volvo V90

December 2016 - Global News

Dutch Police Order 300 Sprinter Vans

The Dutch police have signed an agreement for 300 new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 CDI. The first vehicles were delivered in November 2016.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, The Netherlands

December 2016 - Global News

Amsterdam and TomTom Aim to Create 'Smarter' City

TomTom and the City of Amsterdam will collaborate on the development of traffic and travel concepts to improve traffic flow and parking in the Dutch capital.

Tags: TomTom, Routing, The Netherlands

December 2016 - Global News

Goodyear Launches Connected Fleet Solutions in Europe

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has launched a new pan-European business called Goodyear Proactive Solution.

Tags: Europe, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Predictive Analytics

November 2016 - Global News

OEMs Plan Joint Venture for European Fast-Charging Network

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a memorandum of understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe.

Tags: Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Daimler AG, Ford, Europe, BMW Group

November 2016 - Global News

Volvo Adds Diesel, Slippery Road Alert to S90, XC90

Volvo Cars is rolling out updates to its S90 sedan, XC90 luxury SUV and V90 station wagon in Europe that include a diesel engine, a slippery road alert, and Android Auto, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Volvo, Safety Technology, Volvo XC90, Cloud-Based Technology, Volvo S90, Sweden

November 2016 - Global News

Fleet Logistics Reaches 20-Year Milestone

Fleet management provider Fleet Logistics is celebrating 20 years on the international fleet management scene with a series of updates to its operating structure, logo, and website.

Tags: Company Anniversaries, Europe, Fleet Logistics, Latin America, Asia

November 2016 - Global News

Lightning Hybrids Names Director of International Business Development

Lightning Hybrids has hired Ross MacKerron as its director of international business development for Lightning Hybrids International (LHI). He will be based in the United Kingdom.

Tags: New Hire, United Kingdom, Lightning Hybrids

November 2016 - Global News

Fleet Europe Presents Industry Awards for 2016

During the 2016 Fleet Europe Forum, which is taking place in Barcelona, Spain, fleet managers and stakeholders were honored during the Forum’s annual awards ceremony recognizing achievements in fleet management, safety, and technology.

Tags: Spain, Awards, Fleet Europe, Mobileye

November 2016 - Global News

Software Provider Sofico Opens Netherlands Office

Sofico has opened a new office in the Netherlands in order to better service its Dutch fleet, retail, and wholesale customers.

Tags: Leasing, Sofico, The Netherlands

November 2016 - Industry News

CNG, LPG Vehicle Market to Grow 10% a Year by 2022

The global compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market is expected to grow by more than 10% a year over the next six years due to the increase in population and urbanization, a growing demand for passenger and commercial vehicles, and stringent emission control regulations, according to a new forecast.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, CNG, Regulations, Forecast

November 2016 - Press Release

Dutch Electrical Distributor Adds Descartes' Route Planning Solution

Technische Unie, a Dutch subsidiary of Sonepar, a distributor of electrical products and related services, is using Descartes Systems Group's Descartes Route Planner and Descartes Mobile to optimize, monitor, and improve delivery operations.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Route Optimization, Descartes, The Netherlands

October 2016 - Industry News

Philips Lighting Names Global Commodity Manager

Heiko Poggensee was named global commodity manager leased cars/manager HR&M Europe at Philips Lighting GmbH in Hamburg, Germany

Tags: New Hire, Philips Industries, Germany

October 2016 - Global News

Nissan Unveils All-Electric Mobile Office in UK

The e-NV200 WORKSPACe features an integrated fold-out desk, touchscreen computer, wireless internet, smartphone-controlled LED lights, and more.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan NV200, United Kingdom, Mobile Office

October 2016 - Global News

Mercedes-Benz Unveils X-Class Pickup

Mercedes-Benz has debuted its Concept X-Class mid-size pickup that will be launched in late 2017 in markets, including Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Australia with New Zealand, and Europe.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz X Class, Argentina, United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Mid-Size Pickups

October 2016 - Feature

Opel's Stahl Discusses Growing Fleet Business

Building on Opel’s successful first quarter, Wolfgang Stahl, shares his plans to continue this momentum by introducing new models, financing options, and other services for fleet customers.

Tags: Fleet Europe, Opel, Opel Mokka

October 2016 - Global News

Boughten Bringing McNeilus Front Loaders to U.K.

Under the agreement terms, Boughton will mount, finish, market, and support McNeilus front loaders in the United Kingdom. The first McNeilus units will be completed in early 2017, the manufacturer said.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, United Kingdom, McNeilus

October 2016 - Industry News

Telogis, Nissan Announce European Connected Vehicle Partnership

Continuing its strategy to partner with OEMs, Telogis, a Verizon company, has announced that it has added another OEM to its partner roster with Nissan Europe to provide connected-vehicle technologies and services to Nissan commercial customers in Europe.

Tags: Nissan, Telogis, France, United Kingdom, Germany

October 2016 - Global News

UK Fleet Manager Stole Vehicles to Fund Wedding

A trusted UK fleet manager has admitted to stealing seven vehicles from his employer to help fund his wedding.

Tags: Theft, United Kingdom, Fleet Manager

September 2016 - Global News

Navistar and VW Chiefs Talk Up Their Alliance Deal

Just two weeks after revealing they had forged a “wide-ranging strategic alliance,” the chief executives of Volkswagen Truck and Bus and Navistar International Corp. fielded questions from North American journalists covering the massive IAA truck show opening this week in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, IAA

September 2016 - Industry News

LeasePlan NV Appoints CEO, COO

The Netherlands-based LeasePlan Corporation N.V. has appointed Tex Gunning as its CEO and Marco van Kalleveen as its COO following the resignation of Vahid Daemi and Sven-Torsten Huster.

Tags: Retirement, Promotions, LeasePlan

September 2016 - Global News

Copart Opens First German Auction

Copart, Inc. is opening its first German vehicle storage and auction location in Bad Fallingbostel, near Hanover, the online auctioneer has announced.

Tags: Copart, Germany, Online Auctions

September 2016 - Global News

Continental to Bring New Safety Tech to German Show

Continental will show two new safety technologies at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in Hannover, Germany, in late September, including a radar system and a head-up display.

Tags: Safety Technology, Continental, Germany, Trade Show

September 2016 - Industry News

Video: Volvo’s Public Autonomous Driving Project Advances

The automaker produces the first car that will ultimately be used in the customer-focused Drive Me autonomous driving project in Sweden.

Tags: Volvo, Volvo XC90, Autonomous Vehicles

September 2016 - Global News

Navistar, Volkswagen Announce 'Wide Ranging Strategic Alliance'

Volkswagen Truck & Bus is taking a 16.6% equity stake in Navistar International Corp. as part of a “wide-ranging strategic alliance” that will initially focus on providing powertrains for Navistar trucks starting in 2019.

Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, Engines, Mergers & Acquisitions

September 2016 - Global News

Commercial Vehicle-to-Grid Hub Installed in Denmark

A fully commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) hub is now operating in Denmark, a result of a collaboration between Nissan, Enel, and Nuvve.

Tags: Nissan, Vehicle-to-Grid Technology, Nissan NV200, Denmark

September 2016 - Global News

Fleet Management Systems in Europe Will Reach 10.6M by 2020

The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe was 5.3 million in Q4-2015, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 14.9%, this number is expected to reach 10.6 million by 2020, according to new research.

Tags: Fleetmatics, Verizon Networkfleet, Telogis, TomTom

August 2016 - Global News

Fleet Logistics Names New CEO

Jörg Löffler, Ph.D., has been named chief executive officer (CEO) at TÜV SÜD subsidiary Fleet Logistics Group. He succeeds Rainer Laber. Löffler joins Fleet Logistics Group from Munich-based braking system specialists Knorr Bremse AG.

Tags: Germany, Fleet Logistics, TUV SUD

August 2016 - Global News

Funding Available for UK Road Safety Ideas

UK social enterprise company How’s My Driving? is celebrating its 21st anniversary and to commemorate this occasion, a Road Safety Steering Group has been created to allocate grants of up to £2,500 (US$3,239) to turn innovative ideas into viable road safety projects.

Tags: United Kingdom, Grants, How's My Driving

August 2016 - Global News

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Used as German Mobile Bank Branch

Göppingen Savings Bank has created a mobile banking branch using a Sprinter 316 CDI,

Tags: Germany, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Van Upfitting, Mercedes-Benz

August 2016 - Global News

FleetCor Acquires Fuel Card Issuer in the Netherlands

FleetCor Technologies, Inc., a global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses, has acquired Travelcard Nederland B.V., a universal fuel card issuer in the Netherlands, from LeasePlan Corporation N.V.

Tags: fuel cards, FleetCor Technologies, Netherlands

August 2016 - Global News

UK's TIP Trailer Services Adds New Renault Master Vans

TIP Trailer Services adds 17 Renault Master panel vans to its mobile maintenance fleet. Its UK and Ireland operation now has 58 Renault Masters.

Tags: United Kingdom, Compact Vans, Renault Master, Renault

July 2016 - Global News

Fleet Logistics Eyes Global Expansion

European fleet management provider Fleet Logistics is looking at expanding into other regions, including Africa, South America and Australia, as it continues its carefully controlled global expansion.

Tags: Fleet Management, Europe, Africa, Fleet Logistics, Asia

July 2016 - Global News

Ford of Britain Appoints New Fleet Director

Owen Gregory has been appointed director of fleet operations for Ford of Britain, succeeding Nick Themistocleous, who retired in June.

Tags: Ford, United Kingdom

July 2016 - Global News

Brexit Vote Means Uncertainty for UK Auto Factories

Several UK car factories face an uncertain future following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, according to PA Consulting Group research.

Tags: Toyota, Honda, United Kingdom, Vauxhall, Mini, Jaguar Land Rover, Brexit

July 2016 - Executive Fleet News

Jaguar Land Rover to Create Autonomous Research Fleet

Jaguar Land Rover will create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles in the next four years to develop and test connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, the company has announced.

Tags: United Kingdom, Jaguar Land Rover, Autonomous Vehicles

July 2016 - Global News

Sofico Completes 30th Miles Implementation Project

Sofico, a global software provider to the automotive finance, leasing, fleet and mobility industry, has recently completed its 30th Miles implementation project.

Tags: software, Europe, Sofico

July 2016 - Global News

Daimler Financial Services Acquires Athlon

Daimler Financial Services has announced a strategic investment into the growth of its fleet management and has signed an agreement to purchase Athlon Car Lease International B.V. for the amount of € 1.1 billion (U.S.$1.2 billion).

Tags: Europe, Acquisition, Athlon, Daimler Financial Services

June 2016 - Global News

Renault Introduces Light-Duty Pickup

Renault has taken the wraps off the Alaskan, its one-ton pickup.

Tags: Renault, Europe, Renault Alaskan

June 2016 - Global News

Volvo Offering Bi-Fuel CNG V90 in Sweden

Volvo Car Sweden will launch a bi-fuel version of its V90 station wagon that will replace the Volvo V70.

Tags: Volvo, Volvo V90, Bi-Fuel CNG, Sweden

June 2016 - Global News

Renault Trucks Expands OptiTrack Towing Availability

The French automaker has been developing OptiTrack since 2009 to increase a vehicle's pulling power while still controlling fuel consumption and maintaining a high payload using two hydraulic motors in the vehicle's front wheels.

Tags: Renault Trucks, Towing, Renault, PTO

June 2016 - Global News

2016 Global Fleet Conference Is Sell Out Success

For the fourth consecutive year, the Global Fleet Conference sold out. The conference, which is produced by Nexus Communication and Bobit Business Media was held in Brussels, the capital of the EU, at the iconic The Hotel.

Tags: Bobit Business Media, Belgium, Nexus Communication, Global Fleet Conference

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