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Octo Telematics and RCI Bank partner for global telematics

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RCI Bank and Services, Groupe Renault’s global finance company, is to use telematics services and data analytics from Octo Telematics, including for fleet customers.

Uber halts self-driving car tests following fatal accident

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Uber has suspended its pilot programmes on autonomous cars in the US following a fatal accident.

Senior appointments at Cox Automotive

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Cox Automotive, which includes brands such as Manheim, has announced a series of senior appointments.

Audi and Airbus develop autonomous flying taxi concept

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Audi has teamed up with Airbus and design/engineer company Italdesign to develop an electric autonomous flying taxi concept.

Diesel-rivalling economy for new VW Golf petrol engine

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Volkswagen has added a new petrol engine to the Golf line-up, said to offer fuel efficiency equivalent to a diesel engine.

EU auto makers call for action on urgent Brexit issues

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The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is urging Brexit negotiators to take action on urgent industry issues, including the impact on EU CO2 targets.

Switch to smart grid to enable all-electric fleet at UPS

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Delivery firm UPS has deployed a new smart grid solution that will help it switch its delivery fleet over completely to electric trucks.

BMW takes full control of DriveNow

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BMW Group has taken the remaining shares in car sharing firm DriveNow, which now becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the group.

Sixt merges corporate services to offer customised mobility solutions

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Sixt has taken a further step in plans to offer a one-stop shop for customised mobility solutions by bundling together its products in the corporate customer segment.

UK true fleet market remains beleaguered

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True fleet registrations in the UK continued to decline in February as the overall car market remained affected by a number of issues.

February brings more positive news for German true fleet market

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Germany’s new car market continued the positive start to the year in February with further growth, according to latest Dataforce figures.

EU new car market puts in best performance in a decade

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New car demand in the EU continued to rise with February registrations reaching their highest level since 2008.

New car CO2 emissions in Europe rise for first time in decade

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Average CO2 emissions from new cars in Europe increased by 0.3g/km in 2017; the first rise in 10 years.

Movolytics launches telematics business in Spain

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Telematics specialist Movolytics is expanding into Spain as it reports a period of rapid growth.

Global fleet developments come to the fore at 2018 International Fleet Meeting

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This year’s International Fleet Meeting has now taken place, bringing an insight into the latest fleet management trends and thinking for more than 250 fleet managers and automotive, leasing and service industry company representatives.

EazyFuel solution brings artificial intelligence to revolutionise fuel payments

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Online payment fraud detection specialist the AI Corporation has launched an end-to-end fuel card issuing/processing platform and service to bring next-generation payment processing and fraud detection capabilities to fleets.

TMC drives European expansion under new appointment

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TMC has created a new role of international sales, market director for Belgium, France, Germany and Spain as it reports growing international demand for its consolidated fleet and fuel solutions.

Upgraded Nissan concept debuts Brain-to-Vehicle tech

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Nissan has unveiled an upgraded version of its IMx electric concept vehicle, featuring a new look and Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) technology.

Hyundai reveals new design language

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Hyundai has previewed its future design direction with the unveiling of the ‘Le Fil Rouge’ design concept at the Geneva Motor Show.

Renault shares vision of electric ride-hailing with EZ-GO concept

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Renault has shown how it thinks shared urban mobility could look in the future with the unveiling of its EZ-GO concept at the Geneva Motor Show.

Volvo XC40 takes European Car of the Year title

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The Volvo XC40 has taken the European Car of the Year 2018 award, fending off runners-up including the Seat Ibiza and BMW 5 Series.

Annual Global Leasing Report reveals confident industry outlook

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White Clarke has published its annual Global Leasing Report, which reveals the top 5 markets in 2016 as well as growth figures for the top 50.

Third-generation Ceed Sportswagon to trump Mondeo on boot space  

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Kia has unveiled its third-generation Ceed Sportswagon, which brings increased boot space to rival models from the next segment up.

Honda confirms 2019 launch for Urban EV

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Honda is to open order books for its first battery-electric vehicle in Europe in early 2019.

Verizon brings telematics brands under one business

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Telecomms giant Verizon has created a new Verizon Connect business to bring its Telogis, Fleetmatics and Movildata brands under one roof.

Amsterdam becomes first city to deploy Daimler’s ViaVan ridesharing service

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Mercedes-Benz Vans and US technology start-up Via are introducing on-demand ridesharing to Amsterdam through their ViaVan joint venture.

Supertrucks develops multi-use van rack

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Supertrucks has launched a new Multi-Purpose Rack to tackle the rapid growth in popularity of bigger, heavier products, such as bi-fold doors and windows, and orangeries.

Daimler takes full control of Car2Go Europe

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Daimler Mobility Services has acquired the remaining shares in Car2Go Europe after Europcar sold its 25% stake for €70m.

Xavier Duchemin to head up Opel sales

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PSA sales specialist Xavier Duchemin has taken on the role of executive director sales Opel/Vauxhall Europe.

Fastned to roll out 350kW EV chargers

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EV charging network Fastned is to install new-generation 350kW stations in Europe, providing ultra-fast charging for second-generation EVs.