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Categories: Connected Fleets, Rental Operations, Vehicle Research
Fleet Forward Conference Is Happening Now

Here’s a very early slide show of the venue, opening night reception, and opening speakers.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/344430/fleet-forward-conference-is-happening-now
Categories: Learning Center, Vehicle Research
Spotlight on Grech’s Luxury Bus Offerings for Fleets

Grech’s luxury buses give fleets of a variety of models to choose from that provide employees, executives, and customers an unparalleled transportation...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/343532/spotlight-on-grechs-luxury-bus-offerings-for-fleets
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Green Fleet
The Emerging EV Market in Brazil

The Veiculo Eletrico Latino-Americano event in Sao Paulo on Oct. 1-3 brought together stakeholders to demonstrate EV technology and share market developments. 

https://www.autorentalnews.com/342415/the-emerging-ev-market-in-brazil
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Electric, Rental Operations, Safety
Tesla's Smart Summon Causing Collisions

One user's Tesla was backed into by another car; another user's social media post shows a Tesla narrowly avoiding a collision with a different car in...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/341335/teslas-smart-summons-causing-collisions
Categories: Connected Fleets, Telematics
Toyota, Motorq Partner on Connected Fleet Data

Motorq’s cloud-based system ingests and monitors Toyota’s embedded telematics data, runs advanced analytics, contextualizes the insights with other...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/341228/toyota-motorq-partner-on-connected-fleet-data
Categories: Operations, Remarketing, Safety
Hurricane Dorian Will Bring More Flood-Damaged Cars to Used Market

An increasing number of flood-damaged vehicles are returning to the used market across the country, and increasingly in states where flooding might not be...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/340278/hurricane-dorian-will-bring-more-flood-damaged-cars-to-used-market
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Used Vehicles Cost $14K Less Than New Equivalents in Q2

The average three-year-old used vehicle cost buyers $14,443 less dollars then its new equivalent during the second quarter of 2019, according to the latest...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/340233/used-vehicles-cost-14-000-less-than-new-equivalents-during-q2
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Rental Operations
Daimler Shares Vision for Share Now, Formerly car2go

Daimler’s carsharing partnership with BMW, Share Now, will expand its footprint using all-electric smart models and combine with different means of...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/339474/daimler-shares-vision-for-share-now-formerly-car2go
Categories: Auctions, Fleet Management as a Service, Remarketing
Q&A: Manheim's Grace Huang Looks Ahead

Manheim's president who oversees the inventory solutions unit offers thoughts on fleet mobility services, bringing artificial intelligence to inspections,...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/339310/qa-manheims-grace-huang-looks-ahead
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
How Strong Fleet Sales Have Kept Incentive Spend Low

Through the 12-month period ending in June 2019, overall manufacturer incentive spend has declined, and the strength of fleet sales this year has been a big...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/339225/how-strong-fleet-sales-have-kept-incentive-spend-low
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
The State of Remarketing in 2019

Overall used vehicle values are at strong levels. Crossover values are holding steady but there is cause for concern in the near future. Sedan values are...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/339193/the-state-of-remarketing-in-2019
Categories: Telematics
How a GPS Tracking Solution Solves the Top 3 Fleet Challenges

To completely unlock your fleet’s potential, read how a GPS Tracking Solution solves the top 3 business challenges of driver accountability, safety, and...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/338792/how-a-gps-tracking-solution-solves-the-top-3-fleet-challenges
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
What Happens When Autonomous Technology Goes Wrong?

The report explains the test results of 40 individuals and gives suggestions on what mobility and infrastructure changes may need to be implemented to...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/338816/new-report-tests-driver-interaction-when-autonomous-technology-goes-wrong
Categories: Leasing, Legal & Legislative, Shared Mobility
California DMV Investigates Volvo's Subscription Service

A claim made by the California's franchise dealers asserts that Volvo Car USA's Care by Volvo violates the state's vehicle code by creating competition...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/338595/california-dmv-to-investigate-volvo-subscription-service
Categories: Fleet Management, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Top 3 Variables That Impact Telematics Pricing

Are you looking for a low-cost, high-value telematics solution? Find out what the top three impacts to telematics pricing are and what to consider when...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/338222/the-top-3-variables-that-impact-telematics-pricing
Hot Takes: Mobility Initiatives We Could See Sooner, and Why

In this analysis of recent mobility news, we apply the “efficiencies, cost, savings, fewer tech hurdles” rule to see which new mobility models might be...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/337672/hot-takes-mobility-initiatives-we-could-see-sooner-and-why
Categories: Fleet Management as a Service, Operations, Rental Operations
How Fleets Access — and Supply — the Turo for Work Trucks

Fetch is an on-demand peer-to-peer rental service for pickups, box trucks, and cargo vans. Cofounder Adam Steinberg says the commercial side is its fastest...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/337645/how-fleets-access-and-supply-the-turo-for-work-trucks
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Green Fleet
Electric Scooters Aren’t Zero Emissions

Electric scooter may not directly emit emissions but do contribute greenhouse gases factoring in charging. However, they contribute 59% less CO2 per mile...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/336753/electric-scooters-arent-zero-emissions
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Global Fleet
Argentina Commercial Sales Down in June

Sales for light- and heavy-commercial vehicles in Argentina were down in June by more than 40% for both segments.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/336228/argentina-commercial-sales-down-in-june
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
Mazda Recalls Three Models for Engine Software

Mazda is recalling approximately 262,220 2018-2019 CX-5 compact SUVs and Mazda6 midsize sedans, as well as 2019 Mazda3 compact sedans because a software...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/336135/mazda-recalls-three-models-for-pcm-software-error
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Fleet Acquisition, Safety
Waymo Expands Its Self-Driving Shuttle Service to California

The company has been permitted to take part in the state’s autonomous vehicle passenger service pilot program, along with Zoox, AutoX, and Pony.ai.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/335504/waymo-expands-its-self-driving-shuttle-service-to-california
Categories: Green Fleet, Shared Mobility
Lyft Adds D.C. Bikeshare to App

Lyft will also add public transit info for nearby counties into its app.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/335218/lyft-adds-d-c-bikeshare-to-app
Categories: Rental Operations, Shared Mobility
Helicopter Sharing? Yes, Helicopter Sharing

Voom "air taxi service" is planned to launch in San Francisco in the fall.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/335215/helicopter-sharing-yes-helicopter-sharing
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Connected Fleets, Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fleet Management, Fleet Management as a Service, Green Fleet, Operations, Rental Operations, Shared Mobility, Smart Cities
Bobit Business Media Launches FleetForward.com

FleetForward.com is the fleet community’s resource to understand new concepts and solutions around mobility involving electric vehicles, shared mobility,...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/333660/bobit-business-media-launches-fleet-forward-site
The Rising Importance of Fleet Managers

A massive new market for fleet management will be created that doesn’t exist yet. Are you ready?

https://www.autorentalnews.com/333658/the-rising-importance-of-fleet-managers
Categories: Telematics
4 Steps to Take Before Implementing Telematics

Making the transition to telematics is a big step that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are the four steps you need to take before implementation can begin.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/333687/4-steps-to-take-before-implementing-telematics
Categories: Telematics
Choosing a GPS Tracking System

With the number and variety of solutions on the market, fleet managers need to carefully consider how both the solution and its providers will help it meet...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/333320/choosing-a-gps-tracking-system
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Vehicle Research
Toyota Appoints Fordiani to Lead Fleet Sales

Toyota Motor North America has named Don Fordiani group manager for fleet sales to replace Dave Depew, who retired earlier this year.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/332168/toyota-appoints-lexus-manager-to-oversee-fleet-sales
Categories: Maintenance, Rental Software, Telematics
Zubie Launches Fleet Maintenance Solution

Zubie has launched a new telematics product designed for fleet managers to simplify vehicle maintenance, which was created through a new partnership with a...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/329358/zubie-launches-new-fleet-maintenance-solution
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Rental Operations, Safety
Recalls Rise 13%, Affected Vehicles Fall in 2018

While the number of recalls increased to 914 in 2018 as compared to 810 in 2017, the number of affected vehicles fell to 29.3 million as compared with 30.6...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/329104/recalls-rise-13-affected-vehicles-fall-in-2018
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Connected Fleets, Electric Vehicles, Fleet Management, Fleet Management as a Service, Operations, Rental Operations, Shared Mobility
Fleet Forward Conference Announces 2019 Dates, Location

The 2019 Fleet Forward Conference, providing mobility solutions for fleets, will take place Nov. 11-13 at The Forager in San Jose, Calif.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/327122/fleet-forward-conference-announces-2019-dates-location
Categories: Electric, Global Fleet, Green Fleet
Europcar Adds Electric Citroën Vans into its Fleet

Europcar Mobility Group U.K. is adding 100 Citroën Berlingo Electric vans into its fleet due to increasing interest in zero-emission vehicles for last mile...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/327353/europcar-adds-electric-citroen-vans-into-its-fleet
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Maintenance
GM Fleet to Discount 450,000+ Parts

GM Fleet will offer commercial, government, and rental fleets substantial discounts on replacement parts under a new program unveiled at NTEA's The Work...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/326553/gm-fleet-launches-discount-parts-program
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Vehicle Research
GM Extends Chevrolet Impala Production

General Motors will continue building its Chevrolet Impala midsize sedan and Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan at the Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly plant until January.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/325712/gm-extends-chevrolet-impala-production
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety, Safety & Compliance
New Jersey Forming Autonomous Vehicle Task Force

New Jersey's Assembly has approved legislation that would establish a task force for the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles in the state.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/324480/new-jersey-forming-autonomous-vehicle-task-force
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety
Las Vegas Digitizes Roadway Info for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada recently became the world's first road agency to digitize roadway information for utilization by...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/324104/las-vegas-digitizes-roadway-info-for-autonomous-vehicle-testing
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Experts Forecast the 2019 Used Vehicle Market

Prices and volume are not expected to plummet in 2019, but industry experts seem to feel that the best-case scenario will be a plateau, and more...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/323410/looking-toward-the-used-market-in-2019
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
Kia Recalls Vehicles Again to Address Engine Fires

Despite the government shutdown, Kia is recalling approximately 68,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of a fuel injector pipe issue that can potentially lead...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/323222/kia-recalls-nearly-70-000-vehicles-for-fuel-injector-pipe
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
NHTSA Suspends Recall Updates During Federal Shutdown

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has paused its regulation of vehicle recalls and is not posting updates on its website during the...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/322480/nhtsa-suspends-recall-updates-during-federal-shutdown
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Autonomous Vehicle Coalition Forms to Educate Public

A diverse group of automakers, non-profits and other industry stakeholders have launched PAVE — a new coalition dedicated to educating the public and...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/322276/autonomous-vehicle-coalition-formed-to-educate-public
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Cars Paced Used Vehicle Price Growth in 2018

The passenger car segment was a main contributor to the the rise in used-vehicle prices in 2018.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/322188/used-prices-were-up-in-2018-and-cars-were-the-main-drivers
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
NICB Offers Auto Theft Public Service Announcement

A vehicle was stolen once every 40 seconds in 2017, the National Insurance Crime Bureau has announced.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/322174/nicb-launches-psa-to-help-prevent-auto-theft
Categories: Remarketing, Vehicle Research
Commercial Fleet Sales Increased 8.8% in 2018

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 8.8% to 743,210 in 2018, even with a weaker December, on the strength of sales of...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/322120/commercial-fleet-sales-increased-8-8-in-2018
Categories: Global Fleet, Operations, Rental Operations, Vehicle Research
Hertz Adds 542 Mercedes-Benz Atego Trucks to Fleet

This year alone, Hertz has added a total of 542 Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks to its fleet. The vehicle rental company has now increased its fleet to more than...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321952/hertz-adds-542-mercedes-benz-atego-trucks-to-fleet
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
16.7M Takata Air Bags Remain on the Roads

About 16.7 million of the faulty Takata air-bag inflators still haven't been replaced about three years after federal regulators began to oversee a...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321860/16-7m-takata-air-bags-remain-on-the-roads
Categories: Telematics
Commercial Telematics Providers Ranked

A Texas research firm has ranked 60 providers of fleet tracking solutions on an index that includes Verizon Connect, AT&T (Fleet Complete), Spireon...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321581/commercial-telematics-providers-ranked
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
AAA Predicts Holiday Traffic Congestion

More than 102 million people will be on the nation's roadways this holiday season, marking a 4.4% increase over last year and an all-time record high since...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321353/aaa-predicts-holiday-traffic-congestion
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
Toyota to Install Non-Takata Inflators in 65,000 Vehicles

Toyota dealers are preparing for a second recall of 65,000 Corollas, Sequoias, Tundras, and Lexus SCs fitted with replacement Takata airbag inflators that...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321185/toyota-to-install-non-takata-airbag-parts-in-65-000-vehicles
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
'Typical' Annual Depreciation Reaches 12%: Black Book

The average 12-month depreciation through the end of November for all vehicles was 12.5%.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321174/12-month-depreciation-reaches-12-5
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Senators Make Final Attempt to Pass Autonomous Vehicle Bill

As the end of the year approaches, U.S. senators are making a final push to pass comprehensive legislation for a regulatory framework that would accelerate...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/320705/senators-make-final-attempt-to-pass-autonomous-vehicle-bill


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