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Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 Recalled for Crash Risk

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model-year 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles for a software error that may disable the...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/350746/chevrolet-silverado-1500-gmc-sierra-1500-recalled-for-crash-risk
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
Daimler Vans Recalls Metris for Power Steering Problem

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling an estimated 9,471 2016-2017 Metris vehicles due to a power steering issue.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/332844/daimler-vans-recalls-metris-for-power-steering-problem
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
Ford Transit Vans with Supreme Service Body Recalled

Supreme Corp. is recalling an estimated 99 2014 to 2018 service bodies that were added onto a Ford Transit van chassis because they may lack the required...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/331610/ford-transit-vans-with-supreme-service-body-recalled
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
Pickup Trucks Need to Improve Passenger-Side Protection: IIHS

While most pickups put through the passenger-side small overlap front test struggled to maintain their structure, the Ford F-150 and the Nissan Titan earned...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/327675/ford-f-150-earns-all-good-ratings-in-iihs-testing
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
Volvo to Add Camera System to Reduce Distracted, Drunk Driving

Starting in the early 2020s, Volvo Cars will install in-car cameras and other sensors that monitor drivers for intoxicated or distracted behavior and allow...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/327570/volvo-to-add-camera-system-to-reduce-distracted-drunk-driving
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
Volvo Aims for Safety Standard for Autonomous Vehicle Communication

Safety engineers behind the Volvo 360c, a new autonomous concept from Volvo Cars, are aiming to create a universal standard for a safe method of...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/312846/volvo-aims-for-safety-standard-for-autonomous-vehicle-communication
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
Ram ProMaster City Recalled for Steering Gear Housing

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling approximately 224 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the gears within the hydraulic rack-and-pinion...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279137/ram-promaster-city-recalled-for-steering-gear-housing
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
FCA Recalls Ram ProMaster City for Tire Placards

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 3,460 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the tire placards may provide misinformation...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279043/fca-recalls-ram-promaster-city-for-tire-placards
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Hyundai Elantra Qualifies for Top Safety Pick+

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest award, the Top Safety Pick+, when the compact sedan is equipped...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278711/hyundai-elantra-qualifies-for-top-safety-pick
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
2017 Fleet Car of the Year: Ford Fusion

With six awards, the Fusion has won more times than any other vehicle. The latest refresh boasts the addition of adaptive cruise control and two new trim...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279643/2017-fleet-car-of-the-year-ford-fusion
Categories: Safety, Vehicle Research
How to Choose Racks and Bins

Racks and bins turn trucks and vans into mobile workshops. With an abundance of options available to fleet managers, here’s all you need to know about these...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279639/how-to-choose-racks-and-bins
Categories: Safety, Vehicle Research
Ford Recalls Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs for Windows

The safety compliance recall covers 361 2018-model year vehicles in the U.S.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143890/ford-recalls-expedition-lincoln-navigator-suvs-for-windows
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Nissan, NASA Extend Autonomous Mobility Collaboration

Nissan North America is teaming with NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley to further advance autonomous vehicle systems as part of a five-year R&D...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143798/nissan-nasa-extend-autonomous-mobility-collaboration
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Nissan's Seamless Autonomous Mobility System

Nissan North America relied on NASA technology to develop Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM), a platform for managing fleets of autonomous...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154805/nissan-nasa-team-on-autonomous-mobility
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
Sprinter 3500 Vans Recalled for Crosswind Assist

The recall covers 2,177 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 3500 vans.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143697/sprinter-3500-vans-recalled-for-crosswind-assist
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
In-Vehicle Entertainment Proliferates for Fleet Drivers

Commercial fleets, including those in the pharmaceutical industry, use an array of tools and perks, such as in-vehicle infotainment that can keep drivers...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157748/in-vehicle-entertainment-proliferates-for-fleet-drivers
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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157752/can-fleets-subscribe-to-a-vehicle
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
BMW, IBM Team on Driver Support Systems

IBM and the BMW Group are collaborating to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalizing the driving experience and creating more...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154541/bmw-ibm-team-on-cognitive-research
Categories: Fuel, Green Fleet, Leasing, Operations, Remarketing, Safety, Telematics, Vehicle Research
Work Truck Commemorates 10th Anniversary

From the push to “go green” to new-vehicle launches to mergers and acquisitions, the past decade has been covered in full by the No. 1 vocational truck...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157110/work-truck-commemorates-10th-anniversary
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
Mercedes-Benz Shows Fleet Managers E-Class Safety Tech

Mercedes-Benz hosted Southern California fleet managers at its new Vehicle Preparation Center for a demonstration of its redesigned 2017 E-Class.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156927/mercedes-benz-shows-fleet-managers-e-class-safety-tech
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Volvo's First ‘Drive Me’ Project Car

The automaker produces the first car that will ultimately be used in the customer-focused Drive Me autonomous driving project in Sweden. Video...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154481/volvo-produces-first-drive-me-project-car
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Ford's Plans for Fully Automated Car

Ford CEO Mark Fields discusses Ford's autonomous vehicle program with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Markets." Video courtesy of Bloomberg via...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154462/ford-s-plans-for-fully-automated-car
Categories: Safety, Vehicle Research
Ramifications of a 67 MPH Top Speed

This cross-country service fleet uses engine calibration technology to control each van’s top speed — improving driver safety and fuel usage.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156744/ramifications-of-a-67-mph-top-speed
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Michigan, Army Team on Smart Mobility Test

The U.S. Army and the Michigan Department of Transportation last month collaborated to test vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technology for Army...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154436/michigan-army-team-on-v2v-communications
Categories: Safety, Vehicle Research
Vans Add Next-Gen Safety Technology

In the light-duty van market, safety has become a priority for fleet buyers and manufacturers.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156738/vans-add-next-gen-safety-technology
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Autonomous Vehicle Hurdles to Consider

Self-driving vehicles are the next frontier in automobile innovation and companies such as Google, Ford, GM, Tesla, and other OEMs are testing and...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156669/autonomous-vehicle-hurdles-to-consider
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Ford's New Wearables Research

This video shows how Ford's new wearables research lab is exploring ways to integrate wearable devices and vehicles to enable driver-assistance...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154294/ford-s-new-wearables-research
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Ford's Autonomous Car Progress

Ford is tripling its fleet of fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid test vehicles and will use new sensor technology as the company further...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154287/ford-s-autonomous-car-progress
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Google Unit to Challenge Uber

Google is planning to launch a stand-alone, self-driving car business that will compete against ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. Here's a...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154275/google-self-driving-cars-unit-to-challenge-uber
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Video: Ford's Smart Mobility Plan

Ford visits five cities -- Louisville, Orlando, Seattle, Denver and Los Angeles -- this summer and fall to showcase its Smart Mobility Plan. The...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154195/ford-s-smart-mobility-plan
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Google's Self-Driving Project Takes the Next Step

This summer, a few of Google's prototype vehicles will leave the test track and hit the public roads of Mountain View, Calif. The new prototypes...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154115/google-s-self-driving-project-takes-the-next-step
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Nissan Driver Attention Alert System

Nissan's new Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system helps drowsy or inattentive drivers on the road. 

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154086/nissan-driver-attention-alert-system
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Ford's Growing Presence in Silicon Valley

In this video interview with CCTV America, Ford CEO Mark Fields discusses the company's goals for "smart mobility," the role a new...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154043/ford-ceo-discusses-ford-s-growing-presence-in-silicon-valley
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Mich. Connected-Car Test Site Takes Shape

Auto transportation has begun to undergo transformative changes because of advances in connected-vehicle technologies. Development of these technologies...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154012/university-of-michigan-to-host-testing-site-for-connected-vehicles
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Avoid the 'If-it-Fits-it-Ships' Trap

Overloading can have serious consequences for truck fleets ranging from accidents to increased maintenance costs to DOT citations. Make sure fleet trucks...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/155736/avoid-the-if-it-fits-it-ships-trap
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
The Infiniti Q70's IIHS Small Overlap Crash Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2014-2015 model-year Infiniti Q70 sedan a Safety Pick+ award winner. In the small overlap front...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/153929/the-infiniti-q70-s-iihs-small-overlap-crash-test
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
2015 F-150 Driver Assist Features

The 2015 Ford F-150 has 10 driver assist features to entice customers to purchase the truck when it goes on sale later this year, according to Ford. View a...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/144261/2015-ford-f-150-driver-assist-features
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
U-M Will Build Driverless-Car Utopia

This summer will see construction of a simulated city on the north campus of the University of Michigan. Once completed, this fake municipality will...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/153839/u-m-will-build-driverless-car-utopia
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
New IIHS Ratings for Front Crash Prevention

In the latest round of front crash prevention tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 21 of 24 vehicles earned an “advanced” or...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/153786/iihs
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
California to Regulate Self-Driving Cars

As mandated by legislation passed in 2012, the California DMV had to develop regulations for manufacturer testing of self-driving cars on the state's...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/153779/xxxxxx
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
2014 Fleet Industry Report Card: OEM Focus

Fleet managers surveyed for this year's report card, overall, gave the OEMs high marks in a number of areas. Fleet managers also identified areas where...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/155059/2014-fleet-industry-report-card-oem-focus
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Volvo's 'Drive Me' Project Progressing Quickly

Volvo Car Group’s “Drive Me” project – featuring 100 self-driving Volvos on public roads in everyday driving conditions –...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/153763/volvo-s-drive-me-project
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Buick Focuses on Safety in 2014 LaCrosse

The 2014 Buick LaCrosse alerts drivers to road hazards through vibrations in the seat, chimes in the speakers, and warning symbols on the side mirrors and...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/153092/buick-focuses-on-safety-in-2014-lacrosse
Categories: Safety, Vehicle Research
Van Left in Gear Starts to Roll Away

In this video from DriveCam, the driver leaves the van in gear and it starts to roll away. Your drivers have a huge impact on your operating costs. With...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/153656/van-left-in-gear-starts-to-roll-away
Categories: Safety, Vehicle Research
Delivery Van Driver Texts and Nearly Collides With Vehicle Up Ahead

This DriveCam video shows a delivery van driver texting while driving and subsequently almosts collides with another vehicle making a left-hand turn up...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/153653/delivery-van-driver-texts-and-nearly-collides-with-vehicle-up-ahead
Categories: Safety, Vehicle Research
Utility Van Narrowly Avoids a Rear-End Collision

In this video from DriveCam, a utility van narrowly avoids a rear-end collision with an SUV further up ahead. Your drivers have a huge impact on your...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/153657/utility-van-narrowly-avoids-a-rear-end-collision
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Sprinter Puts Safety in the Driver's Seat

The MY-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter features a number of safety improvements, including crosswind assist, updated styling, and improved handling.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/152972/sprinter-puts-safety-in-the-drivers-seat
Categories: Fuel, Green Fleet, Maintenance, Operations, Remarketing, Safety, Telematics, Vehicle Research
Top 10 Trends in Truck Fleet Management

The top challenge facing truck fleets continues to be managing fuel spend. Other challenges include rightsizing, rising tire costs, remarketing, and...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/152701/top-10-trends-in-truck-fleet-management
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Busting Work Truck Myths

Truck experts from GE Capital Fleet Services explore the myths and realities of spec’ing medium- and heavy-duty work trucks.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/148252/busting-work-truck-myths
Categories: Fuel, Green Fleet, Operations, Safety, Telematics, Vehicle Research
Work Truck Show 2012: Recap

“Green” was a strong theme at the 2012 conference, with several manufacturers launching alternative-fuel vehicles.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/148142/work-truck-show-2012-recap


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