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Mercedes-Benz Recalls Multiple Models for Power Steering Assist

The recall, set to begin in May, covers more than 58,000 luxury SUVs.

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Volkswagen to Pay $2.8B Criminal Penalty

A federal judge has ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty on April 21 under a deal negotiated with the U.S. government to resolve its diesel emission scandal.

A Waymo (Google) self-driving Lexus RX450h on a California street. Photo courtesy of Waymo.

Americans Still Distrustful of Autonomous Car Tech

On the other hand, U.S. drivers show interest in many advanced driver assistance features, a new study from J.D. Power finds.

Saudi Company to Assemble Ssangyong Pickup In Saudi Arabia

Ssangyong Motor Co., South Korean unit of India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., is expanding its sales into the Middle East by granting the Saudi National Automoibile Manufacturing Co. (SNAM) a license to assemble and ship its vehicles in Saudi Arabia starting in 2020.

Photo of the Snake Creek bridge in the Florida Keys via Wikimedia.

Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

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Merchants Fleet Management Hires Alamo General Manager

Merchants Fleet Management has hired Todd Welle as general manager for the fleet management company's Alamo Leasing division, the company announced.

Leasing Associates to Open Atlanta Office

Leasing Associates is opening a new office in Atlanta that will be led by Mark Conroy, a veteran in the leasing industry who is joining the fleet management company, the company has announced.

Photo of the Opel Grandland X courtesy of Opel.

Opel Expands SUV Lineup with Grandland X

Opel has revealed the Opel Grandland X crossover SUV, the third member of the automakers Opel X family line of SUVs which look to capitalize on the increasing popularity of SUVs.

Photo of the planned Fast-Charge ARC, which will stretch 500 miles.

Nissan Building Northeast EV Charging Network Along I-95

Nissan has partnered with EVgo to build the ‘I-95 Fast-Charge ARC,’ which will connect Boston and Washington D.C. via nine electric-vehicle DC fast-charge sites that will stretch 500 miles

Photo by Zelda Richardson.

Used-Car Values Could Fall by 50%, Morgan Stanley Says

A new report from Morgan Stanley warns that used-car values could fall by 25% to 50% in the next four to five years.

Photo of the Buick Velite 5 courtesy of GM.

Buick Unveils Velite 5 PHEV in China

General Motors has unveiled the Buick Velite 5 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), which is a rebranded and modified version of the Chevrolet Volt manufactured in China.

Photo courtesy of EZ Oil Drain Valve.

NAPA Auto Parts Stores Offers EZ Oil Drain Valve

NAPA Auto Parts have begun offering the EZ Oil Drain Valve at participating stores nationwide, the company has announced.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum

New N.D. Distracted Driving Law Passes

The law amends the state vehicle code to create a $100 fine for distracted driving that leads to a moving violation or causes a crash.

Photo of Tesla Model S courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla Recalls Two-Thirds of 2016 Vehicles

The recall covers 53,000 Model S and Model X luxury electric vehicles built between February and October of 2016.

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Fleet Manager of the Year Survant Joins NTEA

George Survant has joined the work truck association NTEA, and left his role as senior fleet director of Charter Communications, where he was honored as Professional Fleet Manager of the Year.

Fleetio Offers Vehicle Tracking Mobile App

Birmingham, Ala.-based Fleetio has introduced Fleetio Drive, a smartphone app that helps fleets track a vehicle's location and driver behavior, the company has announced.

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Electric courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Offers Subscription Service for Ioniq Electric

Hyundai will offer its 2017 Ioniq Electric compact sedan as part of a subscription program in California that allows users to drive the car for at least $275 per month plus tax for 36 months without mileage penalties.

Safety Tip: Driving in Work Zones

The California Department of Transportation provides 11 tips to promote safety in work zones.

Photo of the 2018 G80 courtesy of Genesis.

Genesis Adds Turbo V-6 G80 Sport

The 2018 Genesis G80 Sport will provide buyers of this mid-size luxury sedan a third engine choice of a 3.3-liter twin turbocharged V-6 that's now offered with the larger G90 model, the company has announced.

Donlen Experts Discuss Autonomous Vehicles

Donlen's Dennis Straight, CTO, and Tom Sloan, director of telematics and safety products, will be two of several panelists at the Autonomous Vehicles and Their Impact on the Fleet Industry session at the NAFA Institute and Expo.

CEI to Demonstrate Prescriptive Analytics Platform

Prescriptive Analytics builds on CEI’s earlier Predictive Analytics model, which allows a company to identify “previously-hidden” high-risk drivers.

Photo of Apple headquarters sign by Nishant12/Wikimedia Commons.

Apple Granted Permit for Autonomous Car Testing

The tech leader is allowed to test three Lexus RX 450h autonomous vehicles on public roads in California.

Donlen Fleet Policy Expert to Speak at NAFA I&E

Beth Wills, Donlen's director of fleet administrative services, will be one of the subject matter experts presenting at the Using Data to Enhance Fleet Policies session at the 2017 NAFA I&E on April 25.

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Gasoline Jumps 6 Cents to $2.39 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 6 cents to $2.39 for the week ending April 10 following the switch over to more expensive summer-blend gasoline and increased driving demand, according to AAA.

Venezuelan Authorities Seize GM Plant

Venezuelan government authorities took control of General Motors’ Valencia plant on April 19, seizing company vehicles and other assets. GM will cease operations in the country, effective immediately, the company announced.

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