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Black Book found that gains among sporty cars (0.43%), compact cars (0.34%), and midsize cars (0.22%) kept retained values essentially flat compared with September (115.9), even as several truck categories showed losses.

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Vehicles Remain Popular, But Ownership Need Weakens, Avis Says

According to a mobility report by Avis Budget Group, 82% of respondents said owning a car was still important, but 54% said they are prepared to give up car ownership and rely on long-term rental, on-demand, or subscription services in the future.

Commercial Fleet Sales Flying High Again

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufacturers remained robust in October, while sales to government agencies and daily rental companies were sharply lower.

Jeep Wrangler Again Tops Residual Value List

Jeep's four-door Wrangler has placed at the top of a list of 10 vehicles that retain the highest percentage of their value over a five-year period, according to the latest report from iSeeCars.

Drunk Driving Fatalities Drop 3.6%

In 2018, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports 10,511 people lost their lives in collisions involving drunk driving as compared with 10,908 in 2017, representing a 3.6% decrease.

43% of Commercial Trucks Now Using Cleaner Diesel Tech

Of the 11 million diesel-powered commercial (Class 3-8) vehicles on the road, new research from the Diesel Technology Forum shows that 43% are now using cleaner burning technology, including selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and particulate control.

Nearly 80% of People Won't Snooze in an AV

Some 79% of people said they would not be able to fall asleep in a self-driving car—indicating a continued emotional discomfort with the technology, according to a new survey from The Zebra.

Pickups Still a Weighty Crash Concern

Recent research shows better crash compatibility between cars and today's SUVs offers some protection for drivers, but pickups still represent an outsize danger when they collide with cars — and the weight imbalance is probably the reason.