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October 19, 2017 - Industry News

Fully Autonomous Car Testing Coming to NYC

Screen shot of Cruise Automation self-driving car courtesy of Cruise Automation/YouTube.

GM and Cruise Automation have plans to begin testing self-driving cars on public streets in Manhattan in early 2018.

Tags: New York, New York City, General Motors, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety, Cruise Automation, Fully Autonomous

October 19, 2017 - Industry News

GM Reaches Ignition-Switch Settlement With 49 States

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette

The automaker agrees to pay $120 million to resolve state claims associated with the defective ignition switches that spurred 2014 recalls.

Tags: General Motors, Litigation, Safety

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls Sienna Minivans for Rollaway Risk

Photo of Toyota Sienna courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The recall covers 310,000 vehicles in need of a new shift lock solenoid.

Tags: Toyota, 2009-MY, 2010-MY, Toyota Sienna, Recalls, 2007-MY, 2006-MY, 2005-MY, Brakes, Minivans, Safety

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Recalls 132K Cars, SUVs for Engine Trouble

Photo of Mitsubishi Outlander Sport courtesy of Mitsubishi.

The recall affects 2015-2017 Outlander, 2015-2016 Lancer and Outlander Sport, and 2015 Lancer Evolution vehicles.

Tags: Recalls, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Engines, 2015-MY, Compact SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA, Compact Cars, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety, Mitsubishi Lancer

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 1.3M Trucks for Door Latches

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall affects more than 1.3 million 2015-2017 trucks in North America, including 1.1 million in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Safety

October 17, 2017 - Industry News

Jeep Compass Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

The award, given by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, applies to 2017 Jeep Compass SUVs equipped with optional front crash prevention.

Tags: Jeep, IIHS, Crash Tests, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Jeep Compass, Headlights, Automatic Braking, Compact SUVs, 2017-MY, Safety

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Avoiding Crashes in Parking Lots

AAA offers advice on how to stay safe and avoid collisions in parking lots.

Tags: AAA, Parking, Vehicle Damage, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

October 16, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Mercedes-Benz Cars, SUVs Recalled for Air Bags

Photo of Mercedes-Benz GLA courtesy of Daimler.

The recall covers 495,000 2012-2018 vehicles in the U.S. and more than a million worldwide.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, 2012-MY, Recalls, Daimler, Air Bags, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, 2018-MY, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Safety

October 14, 2017 - Industry News

FCA Recalls 470K SUVs, Sedans for Head Restraints

Screen shot of Chrysler 200 via YouTube.

The recall includes more than 414,000 Jeep Liberty, Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger vehicles in the U.S. in the 2012 and 2013 model years.

Tags: Jeep, Dodge, Jeep Liberty, 2012-MY, Recalls, Chrysler 200, 2013-MY, Compact SUVs, Mid-Size Sedans, NHTSA, FCA, Safety, Dodge Avenger

October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Retrofit 1.4M Explorers for Exhaust-Leak Prevention

Photo of Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

The automaker addresses customer concerns raised by recent reports of carbon monoxide leaks in upfitted Ford police vehicles.

Tags: Ford Explorer, Ford, Safety, Carbon Monoxide Leaks

October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Adds Lytx DriveCam Video Safety System

Photo: Lytx

Coca-Cola Consolidated implemented the program at three company locations, involving 200 drivers and 115 vehicle assets.

Tags: Coca-Cola, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

October 12, 2017 - Industry News

W.Va. Leads Nation in Deer Crashes

Photo courtesy of State Farm.

Montana, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Wisconsin also make the top five list, according to the latest deer claim study from State Farm.

Tags: Insurance Claims, State Farm, Deer-Vehicle Collisions, Safety, Driver Safety Tips

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. May Loosen Driverless Car Testing Rules

Photo of self-driving car courtesy of Waymo/FCA.

The state’s DMV releases new proposed regulations that would eliminate an existing requirement for a human driver behind the steering wheel.

Tags: Regulations, California DMV, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

DHL to Deploy Electric, Autonomous Delivery Trucks in Germany

Photo courtesy of ZF.

ZF and DHL plan to deploy a fleet of electric, autonomous vehicles as early as next year in real-world delivery operations.

Tags: DHL, ZF, Last Mile Delivery, Autonomous Vehicles, Global, Delivery Fleets, Germany

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai Recalls Santa Fe Sport SUVs Still at Dealers

Photo of Hyundai Santa Fe Sport courtesy of Hyundai.

The recall covers 197 unsold 2018-MY vehicles that have defective front coil springs.

Tags: Hyundai, Recalls, Hyundai Santa Fe, Compact SUVs, NHTSA, Safety

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

Former GE Exec Named NHTSA Deputy Administrator

Heidi King

Heidi King will also assume the responsibilities of the agency’s administrator until that post is filled.

Tags: NHTSA, Safety, U.S. DOT

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

Subaru Crosstrek Earns Top Safety Pick+

Photo of Subaru Crosstrek courtesy of Subaru.

The redesigned 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and 2018 WRX have joined the ranks of Top Safety Pick+ winners. The two cars qualify for the honor when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.

Tags: Subaru, IIHS, Crash Tests, Headlights, Automatic Braking, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Safety, Subaru Crosstrek, Subaru WRX, Compact SUVs

October 10, 2017 - Press Release

Driving Dynamics to Offer DriveTech Assessment Tool

Driving Dynamics Inc. will offer a set of driver assessment tools to its North American fleet clients under an agreement with United Kingdom-based DriveTech International.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Training, Driving Dynamics

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Road Deaths Rise 5.6% in 2016

Photo by Djmaschek/Wikimedia Commons.

Speeding, alcohol impairment and failure to buckle up contribute to the disturbing trend, according to newly released data from NHTSA.

Tags: Drunk Driving, Seat Belts, Pedestrian Safety, Speeding, Motorcycles, NHTSA, Road Deaths

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

GM Acquires LIDAR Tech Firm

LIDAR firm Strobe is expected to help General Motors' Cruise Automation deploy autonomous vehicles at scale. Photo courtesy of GM.

LIDAR tech firm Strobe is expected to bolster the automaker’s efforts to bring self-driving cars to market.

Tags: General Motors, Mergers & Acquisitions, Autonomous Vehicles, Cruise Automation, Lidar

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall covers 109 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Fire, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, Safety, 2016-MY

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Vehicle Fire Prevention and Response

A tow truck operator prepares to tow away a fire-damaged car from a California freeway. Automotive Fleet photo.

State Farm offers advice on how to spot warning signs of vehicle fire risk, and the National Safety Council provides tips on what to do if a fire starts while you're driving.

Tags: Fire, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota’s Unintended-Acceleration Criminal Charge Dismissed

Toyota Motor North America's headquarters in Plano, Texas. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

The automaker completed its three-year monitoring period in August, fulfilling obligations outlined in a $1.2 billion settlement with the federal government.

Tags: Toyota, Unintended Acceleration, Legal, U.S. Department of Justice, Safety

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

Infotainment Systems Further Distract Drivers, Study Finds

A researcher documents the distraction of a study participant who is using a vehicle infotainment system. Photo courtesy of AAA.

New research from AAA concludes that all 30 of the infotainment systems evaluated demanded too much of the driver’s attention during use.  

Tags: AAA, Distracted Driving, Infotainment Systems, Colleges and Universities, Safety, Navigation System

October 5, 2017 - Product News

AmeriPride Offers First-Aid Kit for Fleet Drivers

Photo courtesy of AmeriPride.

AmeriPride has begun offering a first-aid kit that's designed for vehicle fleets and can be purchased by any company with a fleet, the linen and uniform service provider has announced.

Tags: Drivers, U.S. DOT, NETS, AmeriPride, First-Aid Kits

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