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Goodyear designs concept tyre for autonomous electric vehicle fleets

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Goodyear has unveiled a concept tyre designed for future-generation autonomous electric ride-sharing vehicles in urban areas.

Facelifted Ford Transit Custom gets 148g/km Econetic model

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Ford has updated its Transit Custom van for 2018 with new styling as well as the launch of a 148g/km Econetic version that paves the way for a plug-in hybrid model due in 2019.

Shared mobility could more than halve CO2 emissions in cities, research suggests

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Replacing private cars in a city with shared mobility services could substantially reduce CO2 emissions as well as traffic volumes while also reducing parking issues.

UK true fleet remains in negative territory for another month

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True fleet registrations in the UK continued to decline last month, latest figures from Dataforce show.

New Audi A8 unveiled

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Audi has revealed its fourth-generation A8, which will debut a large number of high-tech developments for fleets when it goes on sale in September.

Renault and Sanef work on toll barrier solution for autonomous vehicles

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The Renault Group and French motorway operator Sanef have announced that they’re working on a solution that will enable autonomous vehicles to pass through toll barriers and work zones.

Applications for 2017 PRAISE Awards and Conference open

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Fleets can now enter this year’s PRAISE awards, which will recognise those companies are the forefront of fleet safety.

Volvo to launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021

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Volvo’s line-up will gain five fully electric cars – including two high-performance models – by 2021 in line with its plans to use electric motors in all cars from 2019. The new all-electric line-up …

PSA acquisition of Vauxhall/Opel given green light

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EU antitrust authorities have approved the proposed acquisition of GM’s Opel/Vauxhall automotive business by PSA Group.

Renault and Brilliance China Automotive to create Chinese LCV venture

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The Renault Group and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited (CBA) are to create a joint venture in China to produce and sell LCVs.

Renault forms autonomous vehicle JV with Oktal

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Renault is to accelerate its development and testing of autonomous vehicles under a new joint venture for autonomous vehicle simulation.

SEAT Ibiza sets ‘new supermini safety benchmark’

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Euro NCAP has released its latest safety ratings, including for the new SEAT Ibiza, which sets “a new benchmark in safety for the supermini price point category”, according to Thatcham Research.

Continental to push driverless mobility plans with EasyMile stake

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Continental is taking a minority share in French autonomous driving company EasyMile as it pushes ahead with plans for the development of driverless mobility.

Volkswagen returns to Iran after 17-year gap

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Volkswagen is to start selling cars in Iran after more than 17 years away from the market.

New tech could halve time taken to find parking spot

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A new app that could cut the time taken to find parking by up to 50% in cities has launched.

French true fleet market shows first signs of growth for 2017

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After four consecutive months of declining volumes, the French true fleet market has finally come back into growth with +5.1% over May 2016.

Sofico outlines latest technical updates at customer forum

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Sofico customers have been updated on the latest technical innovations and company partnerships at the firm’s annual Customer Forum.

Volkswagen cars to start communicating traffic risks from 2019

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Volkswagen will start fitting its cars with connected technology that will enable vehicles to tell each other of traffic risks.

EU car registrations rise but three-door hatchbacks continue decline

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European new car registrations returned to growth in May, driven by double-digit increases in many of the major markets.

Chevin scores fleet deals in Congo and Australia

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Chevin Fleet Solutions has completed new deals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Australia as it reports rapid international growth.

Isotrak acquires VeriLocation

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Isotrak has acquired UK GPS fleet tracking specialist VeriLocation for an undisclosed amount.

SEAT continues SUV offensive with new Arona unveiling

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SEAT has unveiled its Arona as it presses ahead with plans to swiftly develop a strong SUV presence.

Aston Martin to launch first electric model in 2019

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Aston Martin has confirmed production of its first all-electric model, due to hit the roads in 2019 in a limited build run of 155 cars.

New BMW X3 brings latest digital and driver assistance tech

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BMW’s third-generation X3 will bring updated engines as well as latest driver assistance and connectivity functionality when it launches later this year.

Euro 6 diesels up to 12 times over official limits

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The latest EQUA Air Quality (Aq) Index results from Emissions Analytics show the BMW 520d auto and Mercedes C220d auto both produced NOX in line with official figures in the company’s tests – giving …

RVs rise 4-9 percentage points for new Ibiza

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The fifth-generation Ibiza will bring residual values up between four and nine percentage points when it launches this month, according to Autovista Group.

Italian true fleet market back to black in May

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The Italian true fleet market turned back to positive growth in May, with a good performance recorded by all the market channels. Latest figures from Dataforce show the true fleet sector was up 4.7% …

Peugeot to launch Africa-only pick-up market

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Peugeot is to return to the African pick-up market with the launch of a new model.

UK true fleet continues to suffer negative growth

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The true fleet market in the UK continued to see negative growth, with May’s figures down 4.5% according to latest Dataforce figures.

Microlise signs up Emirates Logistics for Middle East distribution

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British transport technology and telematics company Microlise has appointed Emirates Logistics to distribute its technology and services in the Middle East.