DOT Seeks to Hasten Connected-Car Tech Rollout

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
May 19, 2015
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Passing on a Two-Lane Roadway

Here's some advice, provided by the Iowa Department of Transportation, on how to safely pass another vehicle on a two-lane road or highway. offers video tips as well.

<p><strong><em>Image of connected-car technology courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.</em></strong></p> DOT Seeks to Hasten Connected-Car Tech Rollout

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has directed NHTSA to tighten the deadline for the agency’s proposal to require V2V technology in new vehicles.

<p><em>Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Steering

The North American recall affects 12,328 2015 model-year Ford F-150 pickup trucks at risk for steering loss.

Video: Google Self-Driving Prototypes to Hit Public Roads

The pod-like prototype cars, which use the same software as Google’s self-driving Lexus RX450h fleet, this summer will undergo testing on public roads near Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

<p><em>Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.</em></p> Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups Recalled

The recall, which affects 48,309 2015 model-year mid-size trucks in the U.S., will address seat frame attachment hooks that weren't properly connected.

Building a Safety Culture at the Fleet Safety Conference

The first day of the Fleet Safety Conference is packed with sessions and panel discussions on creating a positive safety culture within a company at the corporate and fleet level.

<p><em>Photo by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> GM Recalls Malibu Sedans for Seat Belts

The recall affects 437,045 2011-2012 model-year Chevrolet Malibu sedans in the U.S. and 4,620 in Canada.

Video: Audi Q5 SUV Earns Top Safety Rating

Recent structural improvements pay off in crash tests, and the luxury SUV qualifies for the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.

<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of FCA US.</strong></em></p> FCA Recalls More Jeep Cherokee SUVs for Air Bags

The 2014-2015 model-year vehicles are at risk for inadvertent air bag deployment during rough, typically off-road driving conditions.

Video: Toyota, Nissan Expand Air Bag Recalls

The two automakers are recalling an additional 6.56 million vehicles globally so dealers can replace Takata-manufactured air bag inflators at risk for exploding and injuring vehicle occupants.

Video: Nissan Murano Excels in IIHS Crash Testing

The redesigned 2015 mid-size SUV emerges as the biggest winner in the latest round of small overlap front crash tests for mid-size SUVs.

The Four Pillars of Efficient Fleet Utilization
Engine Optimization: Make Your Engine Work for You
Bulk vs. Retail Fueling
The 2G Sunset is Coming. Is your Fleet Ready?
What do today’s fleet professionals think of GPS tracking technology?
Remarketing 101: The Impact of Seasonal Price Patterns on Fleet Returns
2015 GPS Tracking Purchasing & Implementation Guide
Fleet Accountability: Using Technology to Increase Safety and Efficiency
Focused Fuel Cards, Drive Cost Savings, Accountability & Efficiency
Driver Monitoring: Myths vs. Reality
Getting the Big Picture in Small Fleet Management
Allison Lanzilotta
Executive Vice President
Email Allison
Fleet Response
Cruise Control

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.

Fleet Response
Sponsored by Driving Cam

Many accidents can be avoided if your fleet operators are equipped with critical driver safety tactics. The following articles on best practices, risk management product information and case studies are valuable resources to help you refine your own safety program.
Find out more

Paul Clinton
Senior Web Editor
(310) 533-2565