Category : Features

Too many features? Too much data?

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  By no means all fleet operators worldwide need an all-embracing telematics system that does everything but make the coffee. All many of them really require is the ability to track the whereabouts of …

Global LCV growth for Mercedes

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  Mercedes-Benz sells its Sprinter light CV range in 130 countries worldwide and gave the new, smaller Vito van its public debut at the recent IAA CV Show at Hanover in Germany. Speaking at …

Extraordinary in ordinary

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Tuesday No range anxiety. For all the technology on board, that’s the detail which should grab businesses’ interest. There’s a large 85kWh battery pack sandwiched into the car’s floorpan, offering a range of over …

Country Profile: South Korea

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Export-led economy South Korea’s export led economy has seen phenomenal economic growth for this comparatively small Asian country over the past 50 years. According to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), South Korea gross …

Putting the spotlight on work-related safety

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Held in Brussels, Belgium, the programme included contributions from leading occupational health and safety experts and the awarding of the PRAISE road safety winners in recognition of work carried out in the field of …

Profile: Toyota

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Manufacturer: Toyota  Total sales: 2013 8,871,000  Headquarters: Aichi Prefecture, Japan Global market share: 11%   Hybrid success story Since the launch of its first-generation Prius 17 years ago, Toyota has sold a total 3.2 million …

Cultural change

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  Old habits One of the big drawbacks of driver training is the tendency of many trainees to revert to their bad old habits during the months following completion of the course. ‘It appears …

Profile: Ford

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Manufacturer: Ford  Total sales 2013: 6,330,000 Headquarters: Michigan, USA  Global market share: 8%   Asia-Pacific key to growth Ford recorded European growth of 6.6% in the first half of 2014, totalling 605,400 sales to claim …

LMC Automotive presents highlights from Fall Conference

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The firm said that the emerging markets pose the highest level of risk to the forecast, with the US, China looking to be the least risky markets. Sales Strength in the US Holds US …

Pick of Paris

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  Audi TT Concept Five doors and a longer wheelbase, plus a 400hp variant of the 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine to power it, formed part of the TT Sportback concept at Paris. It’s inspired …

Disorganised chaos

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If you’re in India on business, chances are you will be assigned a driver for the time you are there who will have his own vehicle. If not public transport, taxis and other transportation …

Viva España

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Spain was the 11th largest producer of passenger cars worldwide in 2013 with significant production by the Volkswagen Group, mainly through its SEAT subsidiary, although production of other brands, notably Audi and Volkswagen also …

Profile: Infiniti

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Total sales 2013: 180,000    Headquarters: Hong Kong, China    Global market share: 0.2%   USA and China lead the way Infiniti has undergone a series of structural upheavals over the last two years, …

Smaller is better

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The Norwegian car market is setting the European standard when it comes to incentivising the use of zero emission cars. As we discussed in the September issue, no VAT, reduced road tax, a 50% …

Electric dreams

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On Saturday 13 September the vision of FIA president Jean Todt to create an all-electric championship sparked into life. Ahead of the historic occasion he spoke about the philosophy behind the series and his …

Making sense of data

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  How profitable? Failing to allocate all the costs of the cars and vans that had to be used to a particular job, or allocating inaccurate figures means a company cannot tell how profitable …

The future of urban mobility

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All around the globe, people are flocking to cities. In 2007, UN population figures showed that more than half of the world’s population lived in urban areas. That proportion is set to rise to …

Road risk your problem?

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Transporting us from one place to another is fast becoming just one of the things that a car can do for us. Connectivity is something that we expect from most cars today, in the …

Driving in Norway

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  Norway has a lot to recommend it – breathtaking scenery, great food and friendly people. So even if you are driving for business, Norway is a more attractive place to drive than others …

Profile: Suzuki

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Manufacturer: Suzuki Total sales 2013: 2,710,888 Headquarters: Hamamatsu, Japan Global market share: 3.3%   Kei car sales continue to soar… The Suzuki Motor Corporation has one of the most complex management structures of all the …

EVs charge up Norwegian market

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  Norway is a comparatively small European country in Northern Europe, bordering Sweden to the east, Finland, its southern neighbour in the north and similarly a short border with Russia to the east in …

Limiting your environmental impact

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On their own both fuel cards and telematics systems can be invaluable when it comes to controlling fuel costs and shrinking a fleet’s carbon footprint. Combine them and you have a single, powerful, cost-effective …

Do we want connected cars?

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Transporting us from one place to another is fast becoming just one of the things that a car can do for us. Connectivity is something that we expect from most cars today, in the …

Transit Eco Marathon

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Ford recently launched the new Transit “2-tonne”, replacing the large Transit van first launched in 2000 and updated in 2006. The new Transit 2-tonne ECOnetic offers EU combined fuel consumption of 6.9l/100km, with CO2 …

Silver service

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  Mid-Term Rental Having launched its very-long-term offer – 60 month contracts in March, Arval is now deploying a medium-term lease offer to France, the UK, Spain and the Netherlands, with plans to roll …

Lexus profile: Hybrid success story

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  IS 300h boosts European sales… Lexus’ premium petrol and hybrid-powered vehicles are now exported to over 70 territories worldwide, including Europe, Asia, Latin America and the newly rich nations of the Middle East …

Brazil’s lessors need more scoring opportunities

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On the plus side, there’s been an obvious uplift in the last few weeks with Brazil’s staging of the football World Cup. This proved (some feared the worst) that it could indeed coordinate the …

Used car sales boom

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  As the World Cup came to a close in Brazil, the country’s overall car market continued to develop, although new car sales have been no more impressive than the national team’s World Cup …

Germany bounces back

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It may be the fourth largest economy in the world, but Germany has been through a difficult time recently. Even so, this now appears to be a thing of the past. Peter Kainradl, managing …

Car leasing goes global

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Arval sets up China JV Champagne corks were merrily popping in Shanghai, China back in June as Arval, a subsidiary of French banking giant BNP Paribas, signed a joint-venture deal with Shanghai Ba-shi Car …