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August 23, 2016
<p><em>This year Ford will triple its autonomous vehicle test fleet. Photo courtesy of Ford.</em></p> High-Tech LiDAR Enabling Ford’s Driverless Car

Because LiDAR technology is a critical element enabling development of fully autonomous vehicles, Ford has opted to invest in tech firm Velodyne in Silicon Valley.


Safety Tip: Yielding to First Responders

Here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.



<p><em>Photo courtesy of Volvo.</em></p> Volvo to Supply Autonomous Vehicles to Uber

Volvo and Uber have formed a $300-million partnership in which the Swedish automaker will supply fully autonomous vehicles to Uber for use by the ride-sharing service by 2021.


CEI Adds Driver Self-Reporting Feature

CEI has enhanced its DriverCare fleet driver safety and risk management application to make it easier for fleets to administer a driver violation self-reporting requirement.



Geotab's In-Vehicle Coaching Solution Recognized

Geotab has been honored as a Gold winner in the eighth annual 2016 Golden Bridge Awards Information Technology and Security Innovations for Best Product or Service of the Year.


Video: Audi Launching Connected-Vehicle Tech

The automaker is preparing to launch a vehicle-to-infrastructure communications feature that will give drivers real-time updates on traffic light activity.



<p>Improper ergonomic behavior can result in musculoskeletal injuries, which account for more than one third of all lost-workday cases, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration.</p> How to Avoid Cargo Handling Injuries

Improper ergonomic behavior when handling vehicle equipment and cargo can result in musculoskeletal injuries. Here are some examples of the best and worst ways to work ergonomically. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of DECKED.


Altec Recalls Aerial Device, Digger Derrick Trucks

These trucks have a hydraulic motor whose shaft may fail, resulting in unexpected movement of the winch or the capstan.



<p><em>Photo of Chrysler Town &amp; Country courtesy of FCA.</em></p> Chrysler, Dodge Minivans Recalled for Transmission

The recall covers more than 26,000 vehicles, including Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans, Dodge Journey mid-size SUVs, and Ram ProMaster vans.


<p><em>Photo of Hyundai Elantra courtesy of Hyundai.</em></p> Hyundai Elantra Recalled for Brake Lights

The recall covers 64,500 compact cars in the 2013 model year.


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Cruise control can be beneficial when used under proper road, climate and traffic conditions. It enables you to maintain a safe speed without keeping your foot on the gas pedal thereby reducing driver fatigue during a long trip. While there are benefits it is important to know when it is appropriate to use the system.

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