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Chevrolet Equinox Emphasizes Rightsized Efficiency for 2018

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Completely redesigned, the model-year 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will fit fleets looking for an efficient and productive crossover.

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Fleetcor Migrates Comdata Fleet Card Business to IBM Cloud

Fleetcor Technologies, Inc. has migrated its Comdata business to IBM's cloud-based processing environment to enable the provider of fleet cards to accommodate growth and maximize performance for customers and partners.

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Gasoline Hovers at 2017 Low

The average national price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline remains at a low for the year at $2.26, despite increased demand at the start of the summer driving season, reports AAA.

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BMW's Next-Gen X3 Adds Crash Detection

BMW's 2018 X3 enters the nameplate's third generation with a redesign that adds a pre-crash accident detection system, extensive infotainment update, and factory trailer hitch, BMW has announced.

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Jaguar Boosts Power, Efficiency in Three 2018 Models

Jaguar will offer a new four-cylinder Ingenium engine that will provide more horsepower and greater efficiency when paired with 2018 models of the XE, XF, and F-Pace, the company announced.

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Safety Tip: Battling Sun Glare

AAA Exchange offers advice on what measures drivers can take to counter sun glare and see the road more clearly.

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Legal Marijuana Tied to Crash Increase

Three states that have legalized recreational cannabis see a 3% overall increase in collision claim frequencies, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute.

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Chevrolet SS Sedans Recalled for Power Steering

The recall covers more than 6,000 sports sedans in the 2014-2016 model years.

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Colo. Draws Corporate Sponsor for Safety Patrol

The CDOT State Farm Safety Patrol is now assisting stranded motorists and offering free, limited roadside assistance.

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GM Resolves NHTSA Oversight

The automaker completes a three-year consent order that settled claims related to the timeliness of GM’s ignition switch recalls.

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Subaru Accelerates Order Cutoff for 2017 Impreza

Subaru has moved up the order cutoff date for its 2017 Impreza compact sedan to June 28, as a result of production changes at its assembly plan in Indianapolis, the company has announced.

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Subaru Prices 2018 Outback, Legacy

Subaru's 2018 Legacy and Outback will retail for at least $23,055 and $26,810 and will receive a light refresh, Subaru has announced.

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Fleet Response Presents Employee of the Year Award

Fleet Response has named Natalie Angelo the winner of the 2017 Ron and Fran Mawaka Employee of the Year award, the company has announced.

Chevin Adds Global Features to Fleet Management Software

Chevin Fleet Solutions has added multiple-currency and other new global features to offer greater support for international organizations and businesses operating across borders, the company announced.

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Hyundai Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Hyundai will offer fleet incentives for 11 of its 2018 model-year vehicles, including initial incentives for its electrified Ioniq compact sedans.

Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport Offers Road Safety Course

The Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST) together with the United Kingdom's Cranfield University and IRU Academy has begun offering an online road safety course for fleet managers.

Photo of BMW M760Li xDrive courtesy of BMW.

BMW Recalls M760Li xDrive Sedans for Oil Leaks

Set to begin Aug. 7, the recall affects 206 luxury vehicles in the 2017 and 2018 model years.

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Safety Council Campaign Spotlights Vehicle Recalls

A new public awareness campaign from the National Safety Council and FCA US seeks to improve completion rates for vehicle safety recalls.

Photo of the 2018 Camry courtesy of Toyota.

2018 Camry Features Three New Powertrains

The powertrain options on the new Camry include a 206-hp 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder D-4S gasoline engine, a 301-hp 3.5-liter V6 with D-4S Fuel Injection, and a Toyota Hybrid System.

Honeywell Expands Fleet Telematics System

Through Honeywell Total Connect Tracking Services fleet managers can access information on vehicle location and history, stay up to date with email and mobile notifications, and monitor driver behaviors like idling and speeding.

During the fatal crash, the roof of the Tesla Model S was sheared off. Photo courtesy of NTSB.

Driver in Tesla Autopilot Crash Ignored Vehicle Warnings

Newly released NTSB reports reveal more details about the May 2016 fatal collision that involved a Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode and a tractor-trailer truck in Florida.

Photo of 2018 Odyssey courtesy of Honda.

Least, Most Expensive Vehicles to Insure in 2017 Named

The average nationwide insurance rate for the Honda Odyssey LX in 2017 is $1,112, while the Mercedes S65 AMG has an insurance rate of $3,835.

The Cadenza found the lowest average number of problems of any vehicle in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. Photo courtesy of Kia Motors.

Kia Tops J.D. Power's 2017 Vehicle Quality Rankings

Five segment-winning Kia vehicles include the Soul (Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle), Forte (Compact Car), Cadenza (Large Car), Niro (Small SUV), and Sorento (Midsize SUV).

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Continental Joins BMW Autonomous Driving Project

The global automotive supplier will collaborate with BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye to develop a model for highly and fully automated driving.

Photo of 2018 E-Pace courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar Adds Sporty E-Pace Crossover

Jaguar is adding the sporty E-Pace compact SUV to its 2018 model-year lineup as a second performance-oriented luxury crossover along with the 2017 F-Pace.

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Audi Begins Testing Automated A7 in New York

Audi began testing its semi-autonomous A7 equipped with a piloted driving mode in Albany, New York, shortly after receiving permission as the first automaker licensed to test autonomous vehicles in the state.

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