Category : Features

How OnStar has changed the way fleets, drivers and vehicles interact

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The global rollout of OnStar has changed the way fleet drivers can interact with their vehicles and how managers can extend their duty of care. Curtis Hutchinson asks what’s next for the telematics offering.

High impact: How technology is raising repair costs

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New technology is driving collision repair costs upwards. Dave Moss finds out why and what can be done to stop the trend.

Feature: How much risk are your drivers exposed to?

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A fleet manager’s main concern is typically the vehicle, but what about the driver? Klaus Allion, managing director at ANT Telecom, warns not to underestimate health and wellbeing of those behind the wheel.

The French winning formula for used cars

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France is beginning to change its mindset to online selling, says Autorola France country manager Pierre Emmanuel Beau.

Remarketing notes: Land Rover Discovery

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Dieter Fess analyses the resale value of Land Rover’s seven-seat family SUV Discovery.

Setting up smart fleet success in 2018

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The past few years have seen huge advances in autonomous vehicles. Trials of wireless trucks travelling in convoy across Europe have been a success, and manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz are creating concept commercial vehicles such …

Will Mexicans wave goodbye to traditional vehicle ownership?

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Alfredo Hernandez, country director for Autorola Mexico reveals how the new and used car markets continue to grow amid changing car procurement trends.

The EV charging arms race

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Craig Thomas looks at plans by car manufacturers to collaborate on a pan-European EV charging network.

Residual value analysis: Hyundai i30

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The latest vehicle to fall under the resale spotlight is the Hyundai i30. Dominic Galati passes judgement on the Korean C-segment contender.

Remarketing notes: Peugeot 3008

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In the first of a new series, Maarten Baljet looks at how popular fleet cars are when it comes to resale.

Fleet Focus: Belgium

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Autorola Belux director Erwin Coesens discusses the end of a love affair with diesel – and why fleets are moving to a one-stop shop approach.

Fleet Focus: Netherlands

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Zijad Halilovic from Autorola Netherlands explains how government legislation on new cars has caused instability in the country’s used car market.

Frankfurt IAA 2017 news roundup

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International Fleet World's round-up of the most important headlines from the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Chery targets European fleets with plug-in SUV by Alex Grant - Chinese carmaker Chery has revealed the first of ...

Finland dreams of electric avenues

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Autorola’s Brian Madsen Scandinavian brief extends to Finland. He explains how the country is looking to replicate Norway and increase its EV sales.

Shell Future of fleet survey – the results

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In the first in a series of exclusive surveys, Shell and International Fleet World questioned 231 fleet executives about their attitudes to a host of fleet industry topics including alternative fuels, future mobility and …

Spotlight: Mercedes X-Class makes its worldwide debut

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Mercedes-Benz has taken the covers off its all-new 4×4 double cab pick-up, the X-Class, and it goes on sale in the UK this November with customer deliveries starting in early 2018. This slideshow requires ...

Country profile: Brazil’s on the road to recovery

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Autorola Brazil – through its online inspection and remarketing portal – is helping combat corruption, says country manager Marly Fialho Kierulf.

Country profile: Turkish delight as used market booms

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Recent tax increases in Turkey have affected both the new and used markets. Autorola Turkey's country manager Oguzhan Saygi looks at the impact of these taxes and outlines the country's very first used car ...

Spotlight: The new Volkswagen Polo

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Unveiled in Berlin, the latest iteration of the Polo takes a step up in space and technology, as Alex Grant explains.

Loud and clear – The rise of DAB radio

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For some drivers, in-car digital radio is a must. Having grow steadily over a number of years, there is now a drive to get more standard fitment – as well as retrofit technology being …

Spotlight: Volvo XC60

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Nine years after the original XC60 was introduced, Volvo has high hopes for its replacement. John Challen takes a look around the mid-size SUV.

The customer not the car: ALD’s Innovation Lab

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 ALD is revising how it carries out its business and its Innovation Lab is key to the changes, as John Kendall found out.

Wraps come off top fleet cars at Geneva Motor Show

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A look at the top 10 highlights for fleets at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

Implementing telematics – Learning from truck success

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Telematics systems have been much more successful with truck fleets than among car fleets. What could car fleets learn? Steve Banner reports.

How risky is your fleet… and your drivers?

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A resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly earlier this year seems set to raise the standards under which fleet vehicles are driven, operated and managed around the world, reports Dave Moss.

Focus on Portugal: The road to recovery?

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Portugal is the western-most country in Europe, a south-western portion of the Iberian Peninsula. It is far smaller than its neighbour Spain, but both countries are home to a number of automotive manufacturers and …

EV charging gets smarter

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Perhaps best known in the West for its all-electric buses, Chinese manufacturer BYD has a variety of other products in its armoury. Back in January it delivered 35 battery-powered T3 vans to DHL International …

Make the future: A look at impending fleet challenges

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Diversity of fleet portfolio The challenges of meeting the transport demands of an increasingly urbanised population was identified as a key industry trend; “The younger generation in particular is not demanding the traditional …

EV? Plug-In? Hybrid?

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Electric vehicles on charge Although drivers have concerns with range anxiety for electric vehicle, current EVs offer a realistic daily working rangeElectric vehicle technology is continuing to develop at a rapid pace. Mercedes-Benz …

A new era for electric vehicles?

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Achieving the impossible? Battery technology is moving on apace. Until recently, the prospect of a battery electric heavy truck was more-or-less impossible, because the weight of the battery pack would have reduced …