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December 11, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Understanding Traction Control

The National Safety Council explains the benefits of traction control and reveals the two driving situations when the feature should be turned off.

Tags: Winter Driving, National Safety Council, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

December 9, 2017 - Industry News

AAA Offers Advice for Transporting Christmas Trees

Photo courtesy of AAA.

To promote safer roads this holiday season, AAA provides tips on how to properly secure a Christmas tree to ensure it doesn’t cause vehicle damage or fall from the vehicle.

Tags: Cargo Management, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

December 8, 2017 - Industry News

Takata Restitution Fund for Automakers Launches

Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The fund was established as part of the automotive supplier’s plea agreement deal reached in criminal court in February.

Tags: Court Case, Takata, Air Bags, Safety

December 8, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. Bill Would Strengthen Driver Texting Ban

Photo by Intel Free Press via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr.

New legislation in the Florida House would make texting while driving a primary offense.

Tags: Florida, Distracted Driving, State Legislation, Texting While Driving, Safety

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

Jeep Compass Recalled for Instrument Cluster

Photo of Jeep Compass courtesy of FCA.

The recall, expected to get under way Jan. 10, covers more than 25,800 compact SUVs.

Tags: Jeep, Recalls, Jeep Compass, Compact SUVs, NHTSA, 2017-MY, 2018-MY, FCA, Safety

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

Video: 15 Vehicles Win Most Prestigious IIHS Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tightens criteria for its 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award, requiring high test scores in headlights and passenger-side protection.

Tags: Toyota, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Subaru, IIHS, Lincoln, Crash Tests, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Headlights, Kia, Automatic Braking, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, 2018-MY, Safety, Genesis

December 6, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Recalls Rogue SUVs for Seats

Screen shot via YouTube.

The recall covers 210 compact SUVs in the 2016 model year and is due to get under way Jan. 8.

Tags: Nissan, Recalls, Nissan Rogue, Compact SUVs, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Safety

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster Recalled for Impact Sensors

Photo of Ram ProMaster courtesy of FCA.

The recall, set to begin Jan. 3, covers more than 3,500 vans in the 2018 model year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Air Bags, Ram ProMaster, NHTSA, 2018-MY, FCA, Safety

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Break

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to respond to a traffic break.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Law Enforcement, Safety

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Civic Recalled for Right Halfshaft

Photo of Honda Civic courtesy of Honda.

The recall, which covers more than 5,400 cars in the 2017 model year, is expected to begin Dec. 15.

Tags: Honda, Honda Civic, Recalls, NHTSA, Compact Cars, 2017-MY, Safety

December 1, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Mercedes-Benz Recalls GLC Series for Sun Roofs

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall includes more than 9,300 luxury vehicles in the 2017 and 2018 model years.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, Luxury SUVs, NHTSA, 2017-MY, 2018-MY, Safety

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Launch Autonomous EV Ride-Hailing Service

The company reveals its plans for a large-scale commercial fleet of self-driving electric vehicles.

Tags: General Motors, Autonomous Vehicles, Cruise Automation, Ride Hailing

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota to Update Active Safety Tech by Mid-2018

The second generation of the Toyota Safety Sense package will feature an updated pre-collision system that can help detect a collision with a bicyclist in front of the vehicle during the day. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota’s second generation of its Safety Sense package will start rolling out as standard equipment on certain Toyota vehicles beginning in mid-2018.

Tags: Toyota, Driver Safety, Advanced Safety Technology, Toyota Safety Sense

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Minor Vehicle Modifications Bolster Safety of Older Drivers

Photo courtesy of AAA.

New research from AAA, however, indicates that most seniors fail to take advantage of such features as pedal extensions and steering wheel covers.

Tags: AAA, Older Drivers, Safety

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Subaru Recalls Crosstrek SUVs for Loose Floor Mats

Photo of Subaru Crosstrek courtesy of Subaru.

The recall covers more than 2,300 vehicles that may have unsecured floor mats that could interfere with acceleration and braking functions.

Tags: Subaru, Unintended Acceleration, Recalls, Compact SUVs, NHTSA, 2018-MY, Safety, Subaru Crosstrek

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

GM Planning 'Advanced' Autonomy Announcement

Screenshot via Cruise Automation.

General Motors will lay out its "vision for an autonomous future" during a webcast with investors on Thursday, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Investors, Autonomous Vehicles, Chevrolet Bolt EV

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Jeep Compass Recalled for Passenger Air Bags

Photo of Jeep Compass courtesy of FCA.

The recall covers an estimated 7,000 SUVs in the 2018 model year.

Tags: Jeep, Recalls, Jeep Compass, Air Bags, Compact SUVs, 2018-MY, FCA, Safety

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Guarding Against Wrong-Way Drivers

Each year, about 360 people in the U.S. die in wrong-way crashes. Here's advice on how to limit the risk.

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Which Infotainment Systems Are the Least Distracting?

Photo of a Chrysler Pacifica's infotainment system courtesy of Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports releases its list of the least distracting — and most distracting — high-level vehicle infotainment systems.

Tags: Consumer Reports, Distracted Driving, Infotainment Systems, Safety

November 24, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Jaguar Land Rover Recalls 29K Cars for Gauges

Photo of Land Rover Range Rover Sport courtesy of Land Rover.

Two separate recalls involve Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs, as well as Jaguar XF, F-Pace, XJ and XE luxury vehicles.

Tags: Land Rover, Jaguar, Recalls, Luxury SUVs, NHTSA, 2017-MY, 2018-MY, Jaguar XF, Luxury Sedans, Jaguar Land Rover, Safety, Jaguar F-Pace, Land Rover Range Rover, Jaguar XJ

November 23, 2017 - Industry News

Lyft Permitted to Test Self-Driving Cars in Calif.

Image courtesy of Ford.

The ride-hailing company has plans to introduce a self-driving car option to customers in the Bay Area.  

Tags: California, Lyft, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Ride Hailing

November 23, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

BMW Recalls i3 EVs for Neck Injury Risk

Photo of the i3 battery-electric hatchback courtesy of BMW.

The recall, expected to begin in January, covers more than 30,000 electric vehicles in the 2014-2018 model years.

Tags: BMW, Recalls, 2014-MY, BMW i3, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, 2018-MY

November 22, 2017 - Industry News

Highway Deaths Responsible for Rise in Transportation Fatalities

Source: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board has released data showing that 2,030 more people died in transportation accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway deaths accounting for 95% of all transportation fatalities.

Tags: NTSB, Highway Fatalities, Holiday Travel, Road Deaths

November 21, 2017 - Industry News

Jeep Cherokee, Compass SUVs Recalled for Stalling

Photo of Jeep Cherokee courtesy of FCA.

The recall covers 357 2018-model year compact SUVs, each equipped with a 2.4L engine.

Tags: Jeep, Recalls, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass, Compact SUVs, 2018-MY, FCA, Safety, NHTSA

November 20, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo to Supply Uber 20K+ Autonomous Vehicles

Volvo and Uber have joined forces to develop Volvo XC90 SUVs capable of autonomous driving. Photo courtesy of Volvo.

Under a framework agreement, the automaker will sell the ride-hailing company autonomous driving-compatible base vehicles from 2019 to 2021.

Tags: Volvo, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Fully Autonomous

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