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New Jeep Compass Has Room to Spare

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A height-adjustable load floor headlines the cargo-management advantages of the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass.

Study volunteers were monitored via standoff and wearable sensors. Graphic courtesy of the University of Houston.

Study Catalogs Telltale Signs of Distracted Driving

Researchers from the University of Houston and Texas A&M produce an extensive dataset examining how drivers physically respond to different types of distraction.

Photo of Mary Barra courtesy of GM.

GM's CEO Barra's Role on Trump Panel Ends

General Motors' CEO Mary Barra is no longer working with President Donald Trump as part of his initiative that set up two panels for business leaders to discuss pressing economic topics.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Ram Truck Track Bars Recalled for Steering Loss Risk

Certain adjustable track bars, manufactured by Carli Suspension, are at risk for detaching from the axle.

Photo of Intel's Advanced Vehicle Lab in Chandler, Ariz., by Tim Herman/Intel Corporation.

FCA, BMW Target 2021 for Fully Autonomous Vehicle

Fiat Chrysler is speeding up its bid to develop autonomous driving technology, by signing on to a joint venture with the BMW Group, Intel Corp. and Mobileye that's expected to lead to a fully autonomous production vehicle by 2021.

According to the White House, President Trump’s Executive Order will make the environmental and permitting processes needed for major infrastructure projects more efficient and effective. Photo: ATA

Trump Executive Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Projects

According to the White House, regulatory red tape routinely holds up major infrastructure projects for years at significant cost to the economy.

Photo of Torrance, Calif., hydrogen station by Thi Dao.

California Funds More Hydrogen Stations

The California Energy Commission has awarded $16 million to a Houston-based company to develop seven new hydrogen stations in the northern part of the state, according to a release.

Photo of i3 charging port courtesy of BMW.

BMW Touts Electrified Vehicle Sales Milestone

The BMW Group has sold more than 50,000 electrified vehicles globally in 2017, which marks a more than 70% increase for an automaker that has been aggressively adding plug-in hybrids to its lineup in the past year.

Photo courtesy of Waymo.

Waymo Patents Tech to Curtail Pedestrian Injuries

The self-driving car technology would reduce the force of impact by altering the rigidity of the vehicle’s surface.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

GM to Launch Traverse in Russia

General Motors will sell the Chevrolet Traverse mid-size SUV in Russia by the end of 2017, as the automaker looks to capitalize on Russian interest for utility vehicles.

Photo the inauguration of the assembly plant courtesy of Volkswagen.

VW Opens Assembly Plant in Algeria

Volkswagen has opened the vehicle assembly plant as part of its joint venture with SOVAC S.P.A. to produce a lineup of VW models.

Photo of the Koleos courtesy of Renault.

Renault Launches Diesel SUV in Australia

Renault is adding a diesel variant for the Koleos SUV in Australia, bolstering the lineup of what is the automaker’s highest-selling vehicle in Australia, according to Motoring.

Photo of the 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid courtesy of Acura.

Acura Spruces Up RLX Sedan for 2018

The 2018 Acura RLX redesign is highlighted by a more sculpted hood, new wheel designs, newly designed LED taillights, dual exhaust finishers, and gloss black rear diffusor.

Photo of New Jersey Turnpike by Milaurenti/Wikipedia.

Road Fatalities Fall 1% in First Half of 2017

But the estimated deaths for the first six months of 2017 are still 8% higher compared to 2015 numbers for the same period, according to the National Safety Council.

UPS says its new virtual reality training technology is realistic down to the finest details. Photo: UPS

UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Remains Flat at $2.35 Per Gallon

The nation's average price of regular unleaded stayed at $2.35 per gallon for the week ending Aug. 14 as a result of strong demand, high imports, and increasing production, according to AAA.

Geotab Marketplace Adds Wyzelink's Field Worker Productivity Tool

Wyzelink Systems' workflow-automation application, WyzeTask, is now available in the Geotab Marketplace for the MyGeotab platform, the telematics provider has announced.

Robert L. Sumwalt III (left) sworn in as the National Transportation Safety Board’s 14th Chairman during a brief ceremony held at NTSB headquarters on August 10, 2017. NTSB Board Member Bella T. Dinh-Zarr (center) NTSB Acting Managing Director Dennis Jones (right). Photo: NTSB

Trump Appointee Sworn In as NTSB Chairman

Robert L. Sumwalt III was sworn in as the National Transportation Safety Board’s 14th chairman for a two-year term following his nomination by President Donald Trump.

Element Introduces Connected Data Service

Element Fleet Management has introduced a vehicle data service known as Connected Data that delivers feeds such as odometer reporting, vehicle diagnostics and driver behavior data such as speeding and harsh braking, the fleet management company announced.

Photo of current generation E300 courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Sets 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Mercedes-Benz has set fleet incentives for 13 of its 2018 model year vehicles and won't offer incentives on its van lineup, the company has announced.

Safety Tip: 12 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Pep Boys lists 12 commonly made maintenance mistakes that can be costly in the long run.

Talks to Revamp NAFTA Slated to Begin This Week

Trucking and logistics interests are keeping a close eye on talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement begin this week – particularly those involved in the automotive industry.

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Equinox courtesy of GM.

Diesel Chevy Equinox MPG, Range Revealed

Chevrolet's diesel-powered 2018 Equinox compact SUV has been rated by the Environmental Protection Agency to achieve 39 miles per gallon in highway driving, General Motors has announced.

Chanje's V8070 is a Class 5 that promises to haul up to 6,000 lb of payload and 580 cu-ft of cargo space at about 50 MPGe fuel economy in city and highway driving. Photo: Chanje

Ryder Named Exclusive Provider for Chanje Electric Van

Chanje Electric Vehicles will be available for sale, lease and short-term rental at strategic U.S. locations. Ryder also offers comprehensive and preventive maintenance for Chanje EVs.

Overhead lines, like these in Siemens' Swedish demo eHighway, will provide power for trucks. Photo: Siemens

Siemens to Build eHighway Demo in Germany

A new “eHighway," which will allow specially equipped hybrid trucks to access electric power via an overhead trolley-type system, will be built on a 10-kilometer stretch of autobahn in Germany.

Photo of Jeep Renegade courtesy of FCA.

Jeep Renegade SUVs Recalled for Instrument Panel

Set to begin Sept. 16, the recall covers about 3,000 compact SUVs in the 2017 model year.

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