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Mazda’s plans for autonomous tech to keep driver in control

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Mazda has outlined its plans for the driver to remain central to the driving process as it rolls out semi-autonomous technologies focused on providing back-up safety.

EU passenger car registrations up 4.1% for YtD

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The European new car market continued its positive growth in November, with registrations up 5.9% for the month and 4.1% for the year to date.

ABAX expands into Germany under European growth plans

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Norwegian telematics company ABAX has expanded into Germany with an office in Berlin.

Pilot project enables Smarts to be used as fully mobile ‘postboxes’

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Smart is expanding on its Ready to Drop+ logistics trials with a new project in Hamburg that enables Smart cars to be used as a parcel delivery box.

Fiat Punto scores first-ever Euro NCAP zero-star rating

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Euro NCAP has given the Fiat Punto its first-ever zero-star rating as it highlights how older cars are falling behind on modern safety standards.

New mobility service to pilot in Stuttgart

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Daimler’s Moovel subsidiary and the Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG (SSB) are to trial a new mobility solution in Stuttgart that will pave the way for the launch of a new mobility service in the first …

EDF to convert whole car fleet to EVs by 2030

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French utility EDF Group has become the latest multinational to join the EV100 initiative as it commits to switching to its entire care fleet to electric vehicles by 2030.

ALD explores employee mobility solutions under DataCity Paris

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ALD is using this year’s DataCity Paris innovation programme to help develop future solutions targeting employee mobility.

Thibaut Carpentier named director of Parcours

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French rental firm Parcours has named Thibaut Carpentier as its director.

WEX Europe Services French sales chief to expand role

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Isabelle Fetzer, who was appointed as WEX Europe Services’ head of sales – France in June, is to also head up Belgium and the Netherlands.

Cleaner petrol engine developed by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler

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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler have together developed a new petrol engine, said to be cleaner, more efficient and offer more torque.

Ebbon-Dacs upgrades Leaselink

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Ebbon-Dacs has updated its Leaselink e-procurement platform in a move to enhance functionality for its contract hire and leasing firm end-users.

EU to tighten car approval rules to prevent repeat Dieselgate

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Stricter car approval and testing rules could be in place by September 2020, helping to prevent another ‘Dieselgate’ saga taking place.

EU-LIVE takes on the Twizy with new EV mobility solution

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The European EU-LIVE consortium has revealed a new electrified mobility solution for the L5e category – a segment in-between two and four wheels with speeds of more than 50km/h.

PSA CEO named ACEA president for 2018

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Carlos Tavares, CEO of Groupe PSA, is to take over as the president of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) for 2018.

ALD to use Microsoft platform for smart mobility solutions

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ALD is to develop solutions to provide packaged smart mobility services with the help of Microsoft.

Cybersecurity concerns curbing demand for connected cars

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Nearly half of consumers (49%) of consumers do not own and do not plan to own connected cars in the future as cybersecurity concerns impact on buying decisions. 

New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter gets connected solutions and electric version

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The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will bring a holistic approach to van operations, offering latest connectivity to bring an integrated system solution along with an all-electric version to follow.

Ford Transit Connect and Transit Courier get new engine tech

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Ford has revealed its updated Transit Connect and Courier LCVs, which will get updated engines and styling as well as new driver assistance technologies when they launch next year.

ALD Automotive launches global fleet reporting solution

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ALD Automotive has announced the launch of GlobalFleetReporting.com (GFR) – a new solution that consolidates fleet management data from multiple sources, including third party data.

Renault prepares 1,000 connected-Méganes for fleet customers

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Vehicle operators in France can now sign up for real-world trials of 1,000 Renault Mégane equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) connectivity solutions to help improve road safety and cut traffic congestion.

Jeep confirms plug-in hybrid power for new Wrangler

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Jeep‘s new Wrangler will include plug-in hybrid power, the American company has confirmed.

Opel Grandland X gets top-of-the-range trim

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Opel has introduced a new top-of-the-range variant and diesel engine for its Grandland X SUV.

Alphabet Italia appoints new CEO

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Alphabet Italia has named Andrea Castronovo as its new chief executive officer, effective 1 February 2018.

Toyota plant to produce electricity and hydrogen from renewables

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Toyota is to build a power plant capable of producing water, electricity and hydrogen using bio-waste as a fuel.

More electric range for BMW i8 Coupé and Roadster introduced

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BMW has revealed the production version of the new i8 Roadster and new Coupé at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Electric vehicle adoption has reached a turning point, says Jato Dynamics

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This year has represented a turning point for electric vehicle adoption, with sales in key regions increasing significantly, Jato Dynamics says.

Porsche puts PHEV chauffeur fleet to test in London

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Porsche is deploying a six-month trial of a fleet of plug-in hybrid chauffeur cars in London as part of research into transport solutions.

E-Pace and DS7 Crossback score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

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Carmakers have been praised for their work in vehicle safety as latest Euro NCAP ratings show all eight vehicles achieved five-star results, supported by standard-fit Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems.

AFVs take-up soars as diesel records lowest market share in a decade

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AFVs (alternative fuel vehicles) recorded a 5.5% share of the European new car market in October, following a 9.9% decline in diesel registrations.