Video: BMW X1 Earns Top Safety Award

 
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May 31, 2016
<p><em>Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of New York</em></p> Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point

Analysts contend that the crude oil supply-and-demand imbalance will be righted just as soon as the price climbs high enough to compel U.S. shale-oil drillers to again ramp up production.


If you currently track your vehicles with GPS devices, you may be affected by the AT&T 2G Sunset. Contact GPS Insight today to learn more about the 2G sunset and how we are prepared to make the transition of your 2G devices to updated devices as smooth as possible.

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Video: BMW X1 Earns Top Safety Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the small luxury SUV a Top Safety Pick+ award winner.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of FCA US.</em></p> FCA Celebrates Jeep Assembly Milestone

FCA's primary Jeep Grand Cherokee assembly plant in North America has built its 6 millionth vehicle less than three years after building its 5 millionth vehicle, according to the company.



VW Invests in European Ride-Sharing Service

Volkswagen will be making a $300 million strategic investment in Gett, a global ride hailing service provider. This partnership is based on a joint growth strategy to expand on-demand mobility services in Europe.


<p><em>Photo via iStockPhoto.com.</em></p> 50 Ways to Reduce Fuel Spend

Keeping fuel spend low is the No.1 challenge fleet managers face. The fluctuation in gasoline and diesel prices over the past few years has given fleet managers a sobering reality check on how quickly the price of fuel can cause operational budgets to hemorrhage.


<p><em>Photo of Ed Peper by a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of General Motors.</em></p> GM’s Ed Peper Discusses the Commercial Fleet Market

Peper talked about GM’s re-entry into the low-cab forward market, along with its suite of other commercial products. He reaffirmed continued production of Express/Savana, as evidenced by new powertrain upgrades in the pipeline.


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Removing Murphy’s Law from the Upfit Process

The multitude of upfitting options and potential configurations makes it easy to fulfill Murphy’s Law, which states, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Unfortunately, in many cases, who triggers Murphy’s Law is the fleet manager who does not carefully review the upfit specs, or has not consulted thoroughly with the actual users of the equipment, or attempts to over-engineer the upfit. These are all avoidable mistakes.

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Driving Notes
2016 Infiniti QX80 AWD

The 2016 Infiniti QX80 AWD with 5.6L engine is a full-size body-on-frame SUV that competes at the high end of this vehicle segment. It is perfect for executives who want to stand out, and who crave luxury coupled with power.

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Mid-cycle refreshes often come with pleasing driver enhancements, and the 2017 Fusion lineup is a good example: The front grille was widened while chrome accents and full LED lamps were added; improved suspension and sound dampening enhance ride quality; and start-stop is now standard on all models for improved fuel economy.
2017 Ford Fusion Ride & Drive
The Yukon Denali XL is GMC's flagship SUV.
GMC's 2016 Yukon XL Denali
The QX80 is powered by a 5.6L V-8 that makes 400 hp and 413 lb.-ft. or torque.
Infiniti's QX80 Luxury SUV
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