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Categories: Remarketing
Overall Light-Vehicle Sales Down in May but Expected to Rise

The COVID-19 pandemic is still plaguing the light vehicle market, but May’s sales pace is still expected to be a giant step forward on the path to recovery.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/359308/light-vehicle-sales-down-in-may-but-expected-to-rise
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Telematics
How Will Waymo Monetize Autonomy?

The largest windfalls from autonomous services won’t come from making driverless cars or advertising in them. Look instead to what Google does best when...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/359011/how-will-waymo-monetize-autonomy
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations, Shared Mobility
Spiffy Partners with Turo to Provide Vehicle Disinfection Services

Get Spiffy, Inc., which assisted with vehicle disinfection during the pandemic, announced a partnership with peer-to-peer car sharing company Turo to offer...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/358745/spiffy-partners-with-turo-to-provide-vehicle-disinfection-services
Categories: Telematics
Ruptela Expands Telematics Solution to the U.S. Market

European-based telematics company Ruptela is expanding its global presence to North America with the release of its telematics platform to the U.S. market.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/358645/ruptela-offers-telematics-solution-to-the-u-s-market
Categories: Fuel, Rental Operations
Gas Still Cheap, But Rising

As the country gradually reopens, certain states are seeing weekly pump price increases of 27 cents (Wisconsin), 19 cents (Ohio) and 16 cents (Indiana).

https://www.autorentalnews.com/357685/gas-still-cheap-but-rising
Categories: Rental Operations, Vehicle Research
Commercial Fleet Sales Experience April Downturn

Commercial fleet sales from nine manufacturers totaled 24,923 in April 2020, representing a 66.5% year-over-year decrease, driven heavily by the impact of...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/357678/commercial-fleet-sales-experience-april-downturn
Categories: Rental Operations, Shared Mobility
Uber CTO Resigns

Thuan Pham's resignation comes as the company is reportedly poised lay off 20% of its staff.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/357242/uber-cto-resigns
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
CARB Ups Sales Targets for Electric Trucks in California

New California rules increase the percentage of electric-truck sales targets across all vehicle categories, from ¾-ton pickups to Class 8 trucks, starting...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/357198/carb-proposes-more-stringent-rules-for-electric-trucks-in-calif
Categories: Fleet Insurance, Fleet Management, Fleet Management as a Service, Operations
Trōv Mobility Launches Rapid-Quote Program for Last-Mile Delivery Insurance

The insurance program is designed for fleet owners looking to rent their vehicles for deliveries.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/356691/trov-mobility-launches-rapid-quote-program-for-last-mile-delivery-insurance
Categories: Rental Operations, Shared Mobility, Telematics
Data Demonstrates Increase in Mobility and Upsurge in COVID-19 Cases

Spireon data shows that 10-14 days after recent spikes in driving activity, there have been corresponding upticks in the number of reported cases of COVID-19.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/356628/data-demonstrates-increase-in-mobility-and-upsurge-in-covid-19-cases
Categories: Green Fleet, Shared Mobility
Eight Viewpoints on Mobility Post Coronavirus

We asked eight experts from the travel, transportation, and mobility spectrums: Will the pandemic accelerate certain mobility options, or will latent...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/355691/eight-viewpoints-on-mobility-post-coronavirus
Categories: Fleet Management, Legal & Legislative, Operations
CARES Act Analysis: 17 Takeaways for Applicants

These findings were gathered from the April 7 webinar “Navigating the CARES Act for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses with Fleets.”

https://www.autorentalnews.com/355275/cares-act-analysis-17-takeaways-for-applicants
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Operations, Vehicle Research
Commercial Fleet Sales Drop in March

Commercial fleet sales from nine manufacturers totaled 65,135 in March 2020, representing an 17.7% year-over-year decrease.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/354742/commercial-fleet-sales-drop-in-march
Predicting the Evolution of Mobility Options in the Pandemic Recovery

Right now, a card on the dash saying “this vehicle has been hygienically cleaned” means a lot more than a five-star user rating. Looking past the pandemic,...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/354507/predicting-the-evolution-of-mobility-options-in-the-pandemic-recovery
Categories: Green Fleet, Shared Mobility
Getaround Looks for Buyer as Demand Declines

The company, which says it has over 5 million users, has been previously valued at over $1 billion by investors.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/354304/getaround-looks-for-buyer-as-demand-declines
Categories: Fleet, Fleet Management, Operations, Rental Operations
Foreign, Domestic Automakers Suspend Production at North American Factories

The shutdowns come to fight the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus after workers at multiple plants tested positive.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/353506/foreign-domestic-automakers-suspend-production-at-north-american-factories
Categories: Auctions, Remarketing
KAR Global Transitions to Simulcast-Only Sales to Minimize Coronavirus Exposure

KAR Global is immediately transitioning to Simulcast-only sales at all U.S. and Canada ADESA auction locations until further notice as the coronavirus...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/353358/kar-global-transitions-to-simulcast-only-sales-to-minimize-coronavirus-exposure
Categories: Auctions, Remarketing, Rental Operations
Manheim Implements Simulcast-Only Sales Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Manheim will implement Simulcast-only sales at all of its U.S. locations effective March 16 to April 3, following the ongoing public health and safety...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/353342/manheim-implements-simulcast-only-sales-amid-safety-concerns
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Operations, Vehicle Research
Commercial Fleet Sales Rise in February

Commercial fleet sales from nine manufacturers totaled 65,848 in February 2020, representing an 8.7% year-over-year increase.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/353025/commercial-fleet-sales-rise-in-february
It’s Time to Formulate an ADAS Game Plan

As proliferation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) increases, skilled labor, equipment, and training costs will increase as well. Fleet operators...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/352255/its-time-to-formulate-an-adas-game-plan
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Vehicle Research
Commercial Fleet Sales Start Strong in 2020

Commercial fleet sales from nine manufacturers totaled 56,441 in January 2020, which represented a 3.7% year-over-year increase.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/350437/commercial-fleet-sales-start-strong-in-2020
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Remarketing, Safety
AAA: Marijuana Involved Fatal Crashes on the Rise in Washington

The latest AAA Foundation research found that between 2008 and 2012 — the five-year period before the drug was legal — an estimated 8.8% of Washington...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/350033/aaa-marijuana-involved-fatal-crashes-on-the-rise-in-washington
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Green Fleet
GM's Cruise Debuts AV Ride-Hailing Vehicle

Since the vehicle does not need a driver, Cruise says its ride-hailing service will be a cheaper option.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/349361/gms-cruise-debuts-av-ride-hailing-vehicle
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Green Fleet
Tesla Theater: New Frontier in Car Infotainment

Watching YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and Bilibili on the Tesla Theater will only be possible while the car is in park.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/347852/tesla-theater-new-frontier-in-car-infotainment
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Green Fleet
Zero-Emission Ride-Sharing Service to Launch in Sacramento

Nonprofit Green Tech Education & Employment is planning to develop a mobility hub to provide a zero-emissions ride-sharing service to Sacramento’s Del Paso...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/347736/zero-emission-ride-sharing-service-to-launch-in-sacramento
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Used Vehicle Values, Vehicle Research
NADA Predicts 1.2% Decline in 2020 New Car Sales

Analysts found that, as in 2018, consumers continued to abandon car segments in 2019. Light trucks are on track to account for more than 70% of overall...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/347384/nada-predicts-1-2-decline-in-2020-new-car-sales
Categories: Auctions, Fleet Management as a Service, Maintenance, Rental Operations
Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges

The robust economy is creating record numbers of new jobs and a subsequent labor shortage that is being exacerbated by the large wave of Baby Boomer...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/346322/labor-shortage-increases-but-economic-uncertainty-emerges
Categories: Rental Operations, Shared Mobility
Bosch, Mercedes Launch Driverless Ride-Hailing Service

Using autonomous Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles, the companies have started a pilot project in San Jose to test out their app-based ride-hailing service.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/346206/bosch-mercedes-launch-driverless-ride-hailing-service
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Vehicle Research
Fleet Sales Sink in November

Sales of vehicles from nine manufacturers to commercial fleets fell 9.9% to 54,384 in November after enjoying several robust months of sales but remain the...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/345785/commercial-fleet-sales-sink-in-november
Categories: Connected Fleets, Electric, Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Telematics
8 Fleet Forward Conference Takeaways

Data management and protection, electrification, telematics, video technology, mobile servicing, shared mobility, and advanced safety tech took center stage...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/345416/8-takeaways-from-the-fleet-forward-conference
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Rental Operations, Safety
'Inadequate Safety Culture' to Blame for Uber's Automated Vehicle Crash

During a board meeting held to determine the probable cause of the March 2018 crash in Tempe, Ariz., the NTSB said an Uber Technologies Inc. division’s...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/345282/inadequate-safety-culture-to-blame-for-ubers-automated-vehicle-crash
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Fleet Acquisition, Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
Ford Introduces First All-Electric with a Mustang Badge

Equipped with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive, the Mustang Mach-E has a targeted range of at least 300 miles. Is tying an all-electric to the...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/344845/ford-introduces-first-all-electric-mustang
Categories: Electric, Fleet Management, Fuel, Green Fleet, Leasing, Operations, Rental Operations, Shared Mobility, Telematics, Vehicle Research
2019 Fleet Forward Conference in Pictures

The 2019 Fleet Forward Conference, dedicated to mobility solutions for fleets, convened Nov. 11-13 at The Forager in San Jose, Calif.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/344820/2019-fleet-forward-conference-in-pictures
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: 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


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