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January 16, 2017
<p><em>Photo via Amber Case/Flickr.</em></p> 2017 Fleet Management Trends: Telematics

Consolidation among telematics providers in 2016 could create opportunity in 2017 for greater differentiation, increased connectivity, better pricing, and more standardization of features for fleets who add this technology, according to fleet management company experts.



<p><em><strong></strong></em><em>Photo of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy via Chesapeake Bay Program/Flickr.</em></p> EPA Maintains Fuel Economy Standards Through 2025

The EPA expects that automakers will raise fuel economy 10 mpg higher than the current fleet average by model year 2025.


<p><em>Photo of 2017 Outback courtesy of Subaru.</em></p> Subaru Sets 2017-MY Order Cutoff Dates

Subaru has released the final dates fleets can order seven 2017 models and set the months when pricing would be announced for those nameplates in the 2018 model year, Subaru announced.


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<p><em>File photo</em></p> Element Partners with ADT to Reduce Rear-End Collisions

ADT Security partnered with Element Fleet Management and The CEI Group to reduce its collision rate by more than 30% after applying deeper business intelligence.


Video: Takata to Pay $1B in Criminal Penalties

Three executives with the giant automotive supplier are also charged with wire fraud and conspiracy.


Geotab Adds iOS-Based MyGeotab App

Geotab has released an Apple iOS compatible version of the MyGeotab app that makes it easier for fleets to manage productivity, safety and vehicle status, the telematics company announced.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com</em></p> How to Effectively Back Up Using Rearview Cameras

Rearview cameras can reduce the blind spot zone behind a vehicle by approximately 90%. However, the technology doesn’t eliminate the need for drivers to turn around and look.


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