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Photo of 2014 A6 TDI courtesy of Audi.

CARB Orders Recall of Diesel Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche Vehicles

The California Air Resources Board has ordered a recall of diesel-powered Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche vehicles equipped with a 3.0L engine that contain improper emission control devices.

Photo of 2015 Cayenne Diesel courtesy of Porsche.

Porsche Halts Sales of Diesel Cayenne SUVs

Porsche has discontinued sales of Cayenne Diesel luxury SUVs from the 2014-2016 model years, following notification from the U.S. EPA that the vehicles violate emissions standards.

An artist's rendering of Dare to Care's Transit Connect cargo van, Photo: Ford

Ford Gives Transit Connect Vans for Hunger Relief

Ford will donate five Transit Connect cargo vans to select organizations that provide hunger relief services. The vans will help these organizations give to those in need during the upcoming holiday season and through the rest of 2015.

Chris Urmson Photo: U.S. DOT

DOT to Host Self-Driving Vehicle Talk with Google Expert

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a talk on self-driving vehicles with the director of Google’s Self-Driving Car Program, Chris Urmson.

Photo of crash scene courtesy of NHTSA.

Traffic Fatalities Up in First Half of 2015

The disturbing trend prompts federal Department of Transportation officials to step up efforts to change risky behavior among the driving public.

2017 Q7 Audi connect plus smartphone pairing. Photo courtesy of Audi.

Audi Adds Vehicle Theft Tracking

Audi selected SiriusXM to power the next generation of its connectivity suite, which will include safety and vehicle tracking services.

Fleetmatics Growing Mid-Size Fleet Customers

Fleetmatics Group PLC has added 50 new mid-market customers in the third quarter, and the telematics provider secured at least one mid-market size transaction in every country it serves in the quarter ending Sept. 30, Fleetmatics has announced.

Photo of GMC Canyon Denali by Paul Clinton.

GMC Introduces 2017 Canyon Denali

GMC will offer a Denali package for its 2017 Canyon mid-size pickup starting in late 2016, GMC announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Photo courtesy of Honda

Honda Prepping PHEV for 2018

Honda is planning to launch a new generation of electrified vehicles after its fuel cell sedan, starting with a plug-in hybrid that provides 40 miles of all-electric range by 2018, a company executive announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Citroen Releases Vehicle Designed for Latin America

Citroen Do Brasil has released the new C3 Aircross that was developed for Latin American markets and made locally at the Porto Real plant, which has sold more than 110,000 units since it was first released in 2010.

Photo: Vauxhall

Vauxhall Van Transformed to Mobile Worker Living Space

Vauxhall Movano vans are being converted by Doncaster-based Clarks Vehicle Conversions to create a welfare vehicle, offering the perfect solution for a transient workforce.

Kia Completes Construction on First Manufacturing Plant in Mexico

Kia Motors has announced the completion of construction on its first manufacturing plant in Latin America located in the municipality of Pesquería in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Gasoline Falls to $2.09 Per Gallon

A steady decline in gasoline prices continued, as the national average price of a gallon of unleaded declined 8.4 cents to $2.094 for the week ending Nov. 23, according to federal data.

Photo courtesy of Flagger Force.

Traffic Control Fleet's Video Safety System Cuts Costs

Flagger Force, a traffic control company serving the Northeast, cut its accident costs by a third after it implemented SmartDrive's video-based safety program, according to a release.

Registration Opens for 2016 Lytx Driver, Coach Awards

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video-based driver safety and compliance solutions, has opened entries for its annual "Driver of the Year" and "Coach of the Year" awards, the company has announced.

Photo of Audi headquarters courtesy of Audi.

Audi to Update Diesel Emissions Software

Audi will revise, document, and resubmit for approval certain parameters of the engine-management software used in the 3.0L V-6 TDI diesel engine the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has claimed violates clean-air laws, the automaker has announced.

Photo courtesy of Hankook Tire.

Lincoln MKX to Get Tires from Hankook

Hankook Tire has been selected as an original equipment (OE) supplier for the 2016 Lincoln MKX with its 20-inch Ultra High Performance All Season Ventus S1 noble.

Photo by NHTSA via Wikimedia Commons.

Ford Recalls Fusions, Mercury Milans for Fire Risk

The recall covers 411,205 2010-2011 model-year Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles in the U.S.

NETS Presented with Royal Award

The award recognized the organization's contribution to global workplace road safety.

Winners of the Fleet Europe Awards gather on stage at the conclusion of the ceremony. Photos: Fleet Europe

Fleet Europe Announces Global Fleet Awards

Christian Lindskov Alsø of ISS World Services was named International Fleet Manager of the Year 2015 – Large Fleet. Montse Empez Vidal and Luisa Amate Comesaña of Applus, received the award for International Fleet Manager of the year 2015 – Medium Fleet.

Nissan officially launched the production of the full-size TITAN XD pickup truck November 19. (PHOTO: Nissan)

Nissan Titan XD Production Begins

Nissan officially launched production of its 2016 Nissan Titan XD full-size pickup with Job One ceremonies at its Canton, Miss., assembly facility on Nov. 19.

Photo courtesy of LeasePlan.

LeasePlan N.V. Now Managing 1.5M Vehicles

LeasePlan Corp. N.V. has down its fleet to 1.5 million vehicles worldwide, which is an 8% year-over-year increase in the number of vehicles managed from 1.40 million.

Photo courtesy of VW.

Volkswagen Submits Diesel Recall Plan

Volkswagen has submitted a plan to California regulators to recall the 482,000 vehicles sold with 2.0L engines and emissions defeat devices that has not been made public.


FCA US Names New Safety Head

Michael Dahl will oversee the automaker’s vehicle safety and regulatory compliance.

Photo of Tesla Model S courtesy of Tesla Motors.

Tesla Recalls Model S for Seat Belts

The global recall covers 90,000 electric-powered luxury sedans.


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