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Is Your Fleet Ready for the Next Storm?

Irma and Harvey. Wildfires and record snowfalls. The string of natural disasters to hit the U.S. over the past decade has been historic and devastating with property damage costing tens of billions of dollars.

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Honda Odyssey Captures Top IIHS Safety Award

The 2018 model, which includes a high-performing automatic braking system, qualifies for the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Delphi Teams With BlackBerry on Autonomous Driving

BlackBerry’s QNX operating system is expected to enhance cybersecurity for Delphi’s turnkey automated driving system.



Former Spireon CEO Joins Tourmaline Labs

Former Spireon chief executive Marc Brungger has joined Tourmaline Labs, a provider of driving behavior and artificial intelligence-based mobility platforms, in the same role, that company has announced.

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Hyundai Ioniq EV Recalled for Stalling

The recall, expected to begin Sept. 29, covers 218 electric cars in the 2017 model year.  

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Chrysler Pacifica Recalled for Seat Belts

The recall, due to get under way Oct. 20, covers nearly 48,000 minivans equipped with the eight-passenger seating option.


Driving Dynamics Offers Simulator-Based Driver Course

Driving Dynamics Inc. is now offering its Level II instructor-led simulator-based training across the U.S. in a multi-employer open enrollment format, the company announced.

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FCA Recalls Ram Trucks for Water Pump

The recall covers more than 443,000 Ram pickups and chassis cabs in the U.S. -- all in the 2013-2017 model years.

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Tech Developed to Detect Distracted Driving

Researchers at the University of Waterloo create a system that recognizes such distracting actions as texting, talking on a cell phone and reaching into the backseat.

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Driving Dynamics Named Top 20 Heath and Safety Company

Driving Dynamics Inc. has been selected as a 2017 Top 20 Health and Safety Training Company by Training Industry Inc. as part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies, the company announced.

David Harkey speaks at an IIHS event in August. Photo courtesy of IIHS.


IIHS, HLDI Name New President

David Harkey will assume the role of president of the two safety research groups in January, succeeding Adrian Lund.


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