April 22, 2014 - Industry News
Ford Motor Co. is expected to elevate COO Mark Fields to replace CEO Alan Mulally, who will step down by the end of the year.
Tags: Ford, Automotive Executives, C-Suite
The national average price of gasoline climbed 3.2 cents to $3.683 per gallon, according to federal data released by the Energy Information Administration.
Tags: AAA, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy, Diesel Prices
April 21, 2014 - Industry News
The automaker is using an upgraded R&D facility to study driver behavior in automated driving situations.
Tags: Vehicle Safety Technology, Cadillac, General Motors, Self-Driving Vehicles, Automated Driving
Passing safely requires sound judgment and a solid grasp of the rules of the road. Here are some safe-passing tips from both the New York DMV and California DMV.
Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, How-to Guide, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, New York DMV
The annual event, geared to help fleet professionals more readily realize their safety goals, is set for July 22-23 in Schaumburg, Ill.
Tags: Driver Training, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Conference
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
Subaru's all-new Outback crossover gets roomier, improved fuel economy, and other improvements for the 2015 model year, the automaker announced at the New York International Auto Show on April 17.
Tags: Subaru, Subaru Outback, New York Auto Show, 2015-MY, Compact SUVs
The affected vehicles are 2014 model-year Jettas, Beetles, Beetle Convertibles and Passats.
Tags: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, Recalls, Volkswagen Beetle, 2014-MY, Volkswagen Passat, NHTSA
Dodge has reworked the Charger's front end and brought Challenger-like touches to the interior for the 2015 model year of a vehicle shown for the first time at the New York International Auto Show.
Tags: Dodge, New York Auto Show, Dodge Charger, Full-Size Sedans, Headlights
Zubie, a connected car service provider, has announced the launch of its Zubie Business fleet monitoring solution for small- to mid-sized businesses.
Tags: Driver Safety, Monitoring Device, Zubie Business, AlwaysSmart Technology
April 16, 2014 - Industry News
Toyota is giving its top-selling U.S. passenger car a makeover for the 2015 model year, introducing the 2015 Camry at the New York International Auto Show.
Tags: Toyota Camry, Mid-Size Sedans, New York Auto Show, Toyota, 2015-MY
Hyundai has introduced its all-new Sonata sedan for 2015 at the New York International Auto Show as a larger vehicle with additional technological goodies.
Tags: Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Mid-Size Sedans
Kia Motors America has significantly redesigned its Sedona minivan for 2015, adding a sportier body style, more interior space, a new powertrain, and next-gen infotainment system.
Tags: New York Auto Show, Kia Sedona, Minivans, Kia Motors
April 15, 2014 - Industry News
Chevrolet is entering the burgeoning market for compact SUVs with its 2015 Trax, which the brand unveiled on the eve of the New York International Auto Show.
Tags: Chevrolet, Compact SUVs, Chevrolet Trax, New York Auto Show
The national average price of gasoline climbed 5.5 cents to $3.651 per gallon and is now more costly than it was at this time a year ago, according to federal data.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
General Motors will offer its bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks starting at $9,500 and dedicated compressed natural gas vans starting at $10,825, the company has announced.
Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Bi-Fuel CNG, Pickup Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Pricing, Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, 2015-MY, Class 3, Class 2
Upfitter Adrian Steel has announced a line of new products developed for the Ford Transit that will roll out when the full-size vans start hitting the market in June, a company spokesman told AutomotiveFleet.com.
Tags: Adrian Steel, Cargo Vans, Ford Transit, Upfitting Vans
The 2015 Jetta gets the 2.0L four-cylinder TDI EA288 engine announced in March that offers improved fuel economy and slight bump in performance. The engine is expected to give 45 miles per gallon highway.
Tags: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, 2015-MY, Subcompact Cars, New York Auto Show
A cell phone-distracted driver causing death or serious injury can face up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine in Maryland.
Tags: Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, Maryland, State Legislation, Texting While Driving
The recall, set to get under way around May 19, involves 2013-2014 model-year Ford Fusion, Escape, C-Max and Lincoln MKZ vehicles.
Tags: Ford Escape, Lincoln, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, Ford, Ford C-Max, NHTSA
April 14, 2014 - Industry News
A University of Michigan poll finds that drivers welcome the potential safety benefits of such technology, but they are also worried about data privacy and potential security breaches.
Tags: Connected Car, Connected Vehicle Technology, University of Michigan, Australia, United Kingdom
Here's a California DMV video explaining what the different traffic lane markings mean for drivers.
Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, How-to Guide
Nissan is reinventing rear-view mirrors with its Smart Rearview Mirror — an LCD monitor that integrates a backup camera that the automaker will show on a 2014 Rogue at the New York International Auto Show.
Tags: Nissan, New York Auto Show, Back-Up Camera, Rear View Safety
The SUVs and luxury cars covered by the recall may have defective bolts holding a component on the six-cylinder engine.
Tags: 2012-MY, Recalls, BMW X5, BMW 6 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, Luxury Sedan, Luxury SUVs, BMW X3, BMW Z4, BMW, 2010-MY
April 11, 2014 - Industry News
Used vehicles sold at auction lost a scant 0.3 percent of their value in March, a month known for strong retention as tax-refunded buyers come out in droves, according to Black Book.
Tags: Luxury SUVs, Prestige Luxury Cars, Subcompact Cars, Black Book, Cargo Vans, Depreciation, Used Vehicle Sales
Toyota will roll out 14 new highly efficient gasoline engine variations by 2015 expected to improve fuel efficiency by at least 10 percent, the automaker has announced.
Tags: Toyota, Fuel Economy, Engines, 2015-MY
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