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Modul-System expands into fleet telematics with new Modul-Fleet solution

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The company, which deliver turnkey solutions for service vehicles, has developed its Modul-Fleet tool to help fleets reduce costs and improve efficiency. Under the technology, a dongle is installed in each vehicle, which …

Volkswagen Group and Gett roll out first joint initiative

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Announced in May, the two firms have partnered as the Volkswagen Group looks to expand its presence in the fast-growing mobility on demand market.  Under the partnership, Gett drivers in Moscow are being …

Wraps come off Volkswagen I.D. electric concept at Paris

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Volkswagen has revealed its I.D. electric car at the Paris Motor Show, previewing a new generation of electric vehicles.

Mercedes presents ‘close-to-production’ EV concept at Paris

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In a statement, the carmaker said the close-to-production concept vehicle – which is named to mark ‘Electric Intelligence’ – “marks the launch of an architecture for battery-electric vehicles across all models”. Designed as …

Nissan reveals fifth-generation Micra

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Building on from the Sway concept unveiled at the 2015 Motor Show, the new model is built on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-B platform, also used for the Renault Clio, and is lower, wider and …

Updated Renault ZOE brings 400km range

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Renault has revealed its updated ZOE electric supermini, which is now available with a higher capacity battery offering a 400km range.

Cap HPI drives EU expansion under new appointment

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As announced earlier this week, the automotive data specialist is expanding into Europe as part of plans for further global expansion. This will be supported by a European data set for the first phase, …

ALD Automotive and Wheels Inc expand in Central America

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ALD Automotive and its North American partner Wheels Inc have signed a partnership with Arrend Leasing in a move to extend their coverage into Central America.

PSA and Masternaut team up to offer fleet telematics for connected vehicles

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The partnership will help fleets optimise the cost per mile of their vehicle, boost productivity, improve driver safety and reduce the fleet’s carbon footprint using Masternaut’s services combined with PSA Group telematics technology through …

Latest Euro NCAP ratings show ‘safety still comes at a price’, says Thatcham

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Responding to the latest results for the Safety experts at the organisation point out that the E-Class was recognised for its ‘Drive Pilot’ Assisted Driving system as well as Active Lane Keep Assist and …

Euro NCAP awards top marks to E-Class and 3008

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The E-Class scored 95% for adult occupant protection, 90% for child occupant, 77% for pedestrian safety and 62% for safety assist. The E-Class is fitted as standard with Mercedes-Benz's 'PRE SAFE'' system which …

Cap HPI to launch global coding system

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Automotive data expert Cap HPI has launched its global business at the Paris Motor Show.

New hydrogen filling station opens in Germany under JV

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Co-funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) as part of its National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP), the new hydrogen station is located at Auchtertstraße 19 …

Contrasting picture for automotive markets in Argentina and Brazil

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Providing its inaugural figures for the markets, Dataforce reports that the overall Argentinian market was up 6.29% for July and 7.39% YTD. This is currently being driven solely by the private market with a …

New BCA European operations director to spearhead expansion plans

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He brings over 17 years’ experience in the automotive industry and finished vehicles logistics across France, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia and the UK, including most recently at logistics group Gefco, where he set up its …

EU commercial vehicle registrations up 31.8% in August

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Making the 20th consecutive month of growth, CV registrations rose to 150,245 units in August, with growth seen across all major markets, especially in Italy (+105.9%), Germany (+42.6%), Spain (+19.5%), and France (+16.8%). …

Lexus UX Concept showcases futuristic 3D driver experience

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Following its preview of the exterior, Lexus has now published an image of the cabin, which is intended to bring a “radical immersive 3D driving experience” across the onboard Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology.  …

Automotive cybersecurity for fleets to come under spotlight in free NAFA webinar

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The organisation says that fears regarding cybersecurity and motor vehicles are very much a reality and added that for fleet professionals, the rapid growth of vehicle connectivity presents challenges, as well as opportunities. …

Medicall Ambulance scoops inaugural VanSafe award by FTA Ireland

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Presented at the FTAI National Council meeting yesterday (22 September), VanSafe is a bespoke accreditation for the operators of commercial and passenger vehicles below 3.5 tonnes. Although approximately 89% of commercial vehicles in Ireland …

Fleet Logistics goes live in Latin America with Syngenta

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Fleet Logistics has expanded into Latin and Central America through a deal with global agri-business Syngenta.

Nissan unveils new NV300 as replacement for Primastar

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The exterior of the NV300 has been deliberately designed to integrate with Nissan’s existing range of LCVs, sporting a reworked version of the V-motion front grille seen on Qushqai, Juke and X-Trail.  Supporting …

Volkswagen premieres e-Crafter ahead of 2017 launch

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Unveiled at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, the all-electric version of the new panel van features a 100kw electric motor that gives it a maximum speed of 80kph along with a claimed …

VW Crafter named International Van of the Year

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The new vehicle was dubbed the best transport van of the year for 2017 by an international jury of commercial vehicle journalists from 24 European countries. Dr Eckhard Scholz, chairman of Volkswagen Commercial …

NYPD replaces three-wheeler fleet vehicles with smart fortwos

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The vehicles replace the three-wheel motorbikes previously used in the city and were chosen for the agility, spaciousness and reliability. The vehicles have been liveried in white and blue and kitted out with …

Nissan extends e-NV200 warranty to five years in Europe

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Announced at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles show at Hanover, the warranty guarantees the entire vehicle and its electric drivetrain for five years or up to 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. It covers mechanical …

New X-Perience concept shows more rugged side of SEAT Ateca

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Although the standard model – which launched at the start of this month – is aimed at urban drivers, the Ateca X-Perience shows the model’s capabilities to address more demanding situations.  The exterior …

NAFA webinars put spotlight on fundamentals of fleet

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The series of eight one-hour webinars – dubbed Fleet 101 – is presented by seasoned fleet professionals and will help new fleet managers understand the basics of the work and lay the foundation for …

TomTom PRO 2020 solution targets large car and van fleets

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The new solution uses reporting provided by TomTom’s WEBFLEET fleet telematics service but also includes forced driver ID, digital logbook to capture business and private mileage, working time log and the OptiDrive 360 driver …

LeasePlan rebrands in-house insurer to reflect benefits of integrated approach

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Insurance is the third biggest component within fleet costs and according to research carried out by the LeasePlan MobilityMonitor, an integrated approach can save €250 per vehicle per year. Yet the firm says that …

Mercedes reveals E-Class All-Terrain ahead of Paris debut

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Set to rival models such as the new Volvo V90 Cross Country and Audi A6 allroad, the E-Class All-Terrain will make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show next week and arrive from …