April 24, 2015 - Industry News
Citing distracted driving research from the U.K., the National Safety Council advises smart watch owners to turn off or take off their watch before getting behind the wheel.
Tags: Distracted Driving, National Safety Council, Apple, Wearable Computers, Smart Watches
April 24, 2015 - Press Release
Isuzu Commercial Truck has reached a sales milestone for its gasoline-powered NPR cabovers, by producing number 20,000 earlier this week.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Isuzu, Class 4
April 24, 2015 - Product News
Siemens has introduced a Wi-Fi enabled electric vehicle (EV) charging station for homes that can monitor and control usage remotely through a mobile or web app, the company announced.
Tags: Siemens, EV Charging Stations, Wi-Fi
The Rapid, a transit authority in Grand Rapids, Mich., has added four propane autogas shuttle buses to its GO!Bus paratransit service, ROUSH CleanTech announced.
Tags: Michigan, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Paratransit, Ford E-450
Stanley Newman was named manager of U.S. fleet services for the health-care service provider in January.
Tags: New Hire, Healthcare Fleets, Shire Pharmaceuticals
Debi McClendon retired from her role as fleet manager of the agribusiness company in December.
Tags: Agribusiness, Retirement, AFLA
April 23, 2015 - Industry News
The trucks’ newly released NHTSA scores come just one week after the Ford F-150 SuperCrew also drew the best-possible overall rating.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Crash Tests, Ford, 2015-MY, NHTSA
April 23, 2015 - Press Release
Telematics vendor Spireon Inc.'s chief information officer, Sam Balooch, will receive the 2015 Excellence in Executive Leadership award from the Center for Leadership at California State University Fullerton in the category of Cultural Change, the company announced.
Tags: Spireon, C-Suite, Leadership
Three CEI Group Inc. (CEI) appraisers have completed a one-day review of aluminum repairs on the 2015 F-150 pickup truck at Ford's corporate campus.
Tags: Ford F-150, Collision Repair, CEI Group, Aluminum, Appraisers
April 23, 2015 - Executive Fleet News
The recall, which affects 3,646 sedans in the 2015 model year, will allow dealers to update the sunroof control module to eliminate an injury risk.
Tags: Audi, Volkswagen, Recalls, 2015-MY, Luxury Sedan, NHTSA, Audi Q3
April 22, 2015 - Industry News
A new study from J.D. Power examines consumer preferences among future and emerging vehicle technologies.
Tags: J.D. Power, Active Safety Systems, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Blind Spot Monitor, Infotainment Systems, Automated Driving, Collision Prevention, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute is busy examining the human factor in automated driving, including how drivers respond when vehicle control is transferred back to them.
Tags: Self-Driving Vehicles, UMTRI, University of Michigan
In time for Earth Day, AAA named the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat with EcoBoost gasoline as the greenest pickup truck in the segment in its 2015 "AAA Green Car Guide."
Tags: Ford F-150, AAA, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500
Owners of hybrid and battery-electric vehicles are trading in their alternative fuel vehicles for gasoline powered vehicles, according to new research from Edmunds.com.
Tags: Edmunds.com, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Vehicle size trumps appearance for fleets when choosing a company car, according to a report from LeasePlan USA.
Tags: Vehicle Selection, LeasePlan, Compact Cars, Drivers
April 22, 2015 - Press Release
Omnicomm has released a cloud-based mobile application for its Omnicomm Online that allows fleet owners to manage their fleet remotely and look at a variety of reports. The app is available for both iOS and Android platforms.
Tags: Mobile Apps, Cloud-Based Technology, Oil Drain Intervals
The U.S. Postal Service has chosen 15 possible manufacturers to build its next-generation delivery vehicle, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Nissan, and Freightliner.
Tags: USPS, Delivery Fleets, Ford, Nissan, Freightliner, FCA US, Vehicle Modifiers
April 21, 2015 - Global News
Groupe Michelin has acquired a 40-percent stake in Allopneus SAS, a French internet tire retailer, for 60 million Euros.
Tags: Michelin, France, Internet
The ability to capture a encyclopedic amount of driver data is probably among the most important sea changes in the fleet industry today. During the upcoming Global Fleet Conference in Miami, attendees will learn how one fleet put this to use.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, Hewlett-Packard, Nexus Communication, Mobility, Global Fleet Conference, Ford Motor Company, OBD II
April 21, 2015 - Industry News
The automaker extends an earlier Takata air bag recall to include an additional 45,000 Sentra sedans in the 2006 model year.
Tags: Nissan, Recalls, 2006-MY, Takata, Nissan Sentra, Air Bags, NHTSA
BMW has begun building its new vehicle distribution center at the Port of Galveston in Texas that could improve order-to-delivery times for executive fleet buyers in four states.
Tags: BMW, Texas, Order-to-Delivery Times, Vehicle Transportation
Nissan has begun production of the 2016 Maxima mid-size sedan at its Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Tennessee. The eighth-generation Maxina debuted at the New York International Auto Show.
Tags: Nissan, Mid-Size Sedans, 2016-MY, Nissan Maxima
The University of Santo Tomas (UST)'s Iquique campus in northern Chile has announced it will integrate a training simulator into its program to assist students in becoming skillful haul truck operators in the region.
Tags: Chile, Training Simulator, Mining Trucks
Ford previewed the new Ford Tourneo for China’s premium MPV market at Auto Shanghai 2015.
Tags: China, Ford, Shanghai Auto Show, Ford Tourneo, Jiangling
BMW is adding some advanced automotive technologies to its 2016 7 Series luxury sedan, including a remote-control parking feature, control of the infotainment system with three-dimensional features, and a structure made partially out of carbon fiber.
Tags: BMW, BMW 7 Series, Shanghai Auto Show, 2016-MY, Luxury Sedans
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