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Majority of drivers unaware of potential safety benefits of autonomous vehicles

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Many people are unaware of the positive impact autonomous vehicles are expected to have on road safety in the UK, despite the fact that 94% of road accidents are caused by human error.

Volvo trials concierge service for XC90 and S90 drivers

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A new concierge service that would take care of servicing, cleaning and refuelling for XC90 and S90 drivers is being trialled by Volvo.

Welsh council parking profits rise for third year

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Local authorities in Wales made a ‘profit’ of £13.8m on their parking activities in the last financial year, new research finds.

Chancellor urged to promote not penalise ULEV take-up

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The Chancellor is being urged to rethink plans to reduce benefits for ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) drivers ahead of the Autumn Statement on 23 November.

Fuel Card Services awarded Cyber Essentials Plus certification

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Fuel Card Services is now Cyber Essentials Plus certified after being recognised for its work to protect data.

TomTom Traffic updated with roadworks and traffic management data from Elgin

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TomTom has teamed up with Elgin, the creator of roadworks.org, to deliver more accurate and validated real-time traffic information to fleet managers and traffic management professionals.

2016 ACFO Awards mark ‘watershed year’ for electric vehicles

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Fleet managers have named their 2016 ACFO award winners, with three of the seven accolades recognising plug-in cars.

Government whiplash crackdown could drive down insurance premiums

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The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on proposals that could cut insurance premiums for motorists.

Vauxhall to expand SUV range with 2017 Grandland X

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Vauxhall has confirmed details for its third SUV, which joins the line-up from 2017 and will be dubbed the Grandland X.

Demand for electric cars surges as used car market reaches record level

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Growth in the used car market continued in the third quarter of 2016 with a record 2,148,050 vehicles sold and accelerated demand for ultra-low emission vehicles.

Over half of drivers supportive of diesel bans in polluted areas

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An increasing number of motorists are concerned about emissions, with the majority supportive of bolder action, including bans on diesel cars.

Newly appointed head of transport at Cenex to help fleets drive down CO2

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Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies – has appointed Steve Carroll to lead its work on helping large fleet owners implement high-impact carbon reduction strategies.

Chancellor urged to consider diesel subsidies for fleets as part of any emissions crackdown

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Possible plans by the Government to crack down on diesel emissions should be accompanied by subsidies for affected fleets. So says accountancy firm Menzies LLP in advance of next week’s Autumn Statement.

Government policies guiding public sector fleet strategies, finds LeasePlan research

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Over half (58%) of public service organisations believe government policies to reduce vehicle emissions have changed their vehicle fleet strategies, according to research from LeasePlan UK.

Mazda CX-5 unveiled in Los Angeles

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Mazda has revealed its second-generation CX-5 compact crossover, which introduces updated design and new technologies including G-Vectoring Control and head-up display.

New FleetEurope mid-term rental service brings cost savings and flexibility

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FleetEurope has launched a new mid-term rental service that it says could save fleets money compared to daily rental as well as offering increased flexibility.

Mercedes-Benz partners with Chargemaster for home charging solution

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Mercedes-Benz UK and Chargemaster have teamed up to offer customers a home charging solution for their Mercedes or smart electric plug-in vehicle. 

‘Community spotters’ scheme could drive down mobile phone use at the wheel

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A pilot scheme to clamp down on mobile phone use at the wheel through the use of “community spotters” could help drive change but needs to be carefully managed.

Arval reaches one million global leased vehicles

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Arval, a BNP Paribas subsidiary dedicated to full service vehicle leasing, has reached the one million threshold across the 28 countries where it operates, including a large operation in the UK.

Jaguar reveals I-Pace electric SUV

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Jaguar has unveiled its I-Pace electric SUV concept, which will be launched in production form in 2018, bringing 395bhp and a claimed 311-mile range.


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