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U.S. Road Deaths Rise 5.6% in 2016

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

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

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GM Acquires LIDAR Tech Firm

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

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Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

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

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

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Safety Tip: Vehicle Fire Prevention and Response

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.

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

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Toyota’s Unintended-Acceleration Criminal Charge Dismissed

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

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

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Infotainment Systems Further Distract Drivers, Study Finds

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

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AmeriPride Offers First-Aid Kit for Fleet Drivers

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.

Photo of self-driving car courtesy of SmartUSA/Mercedes-Benz.

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Senate Committee Advances Self-Driving Bill

The legislation, intended to eliminate barriers to the safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, still faces a vote by the full Senate.

Developers of autonomous driving systems still face the challenge of winning the public's trust in the evolving technology. Photo courtesy of Waymo.

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Malfunction Fears May Haunt Self-Driving Cars

Manufacturers of autonomous vehicles will ultimately need to overcome lingering consumer concerns about potential software and hardware failures, a survey finds.

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Self-Driving Cars and Regulations

Representatives from the Association of Global Automakers and the Consumer Federation of America offer different perspectives in a discussion about how autonomous vehicles should be regulated. Video courtesy of the National Press Foundation.

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