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Today in Fleet – Friday 16 June

All the key news in fleet…

Facelifted Nissan Qashqai

The facelifted Nissan Qashqai is now offered with the Propilot semi-autonomous driving tech.

Nissan updates Qashqai with extra tech

Nissan has given a makeover to its Qashqai crossover, which gains updated design, new semi-autonomous driving technology and a flagship Tekna+ grade.

On sale across Europe from July 2017, the new model will be available with Nissan’s Propilot autonomous drive capability, which controls the steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on highways.

Technology changes also see Pedestrian Recognition added to the Intelligent Emergency Braking while Rear Cross Traffic Alert is now available on Qashqai for the first time. The updated model also brings a new user interface for the NissanConnect infotainment system along with the option of a BOSE seven-speaker premium sound system.

Interior enhancements include a new range-topping Tekna+ grade while engine line-up is carried over.

Volvo XC90 charging

Brake’s latest webinar, The benefits of ultra-low emission vehicles, provides an insight into eco-friendly driving.

Free Brake webinar to look at benefits of switching to ULEVs

Brake is to run a free webinar for fleet and road safety professionals on the benefits of utilising ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in fleets.

Taking place on Tuesday 4 July 2017 at 14:00 to 15:30, the webinar will see organisations who have already switched to ULEVs share their experiences while speakers will also outline how ULEVs can help businesses lower emission and save money.

The webinar is being run by the Brake Professional membership service for fleet safety professionals. To register, email [email protected] or book online.

The RoSPA tool is designed to measure the attitude and behaviour of drivers via a questionnaire that investigates the individual’s history and the type of driving they do.

The RoSPA online tool is designed to measure the attitude and behaviour of drivers via a questionnaire.

RoSPA enhances Driver Profiler tool with new features

RoSPA’s Driver Profiler fleet risk assessment tool is being relaunched with a number of new features and updates.

The online tool risk assesses the driver’s approach to certain situations such as distractions, speed, dealing with pressure and journey planning, before detailing ways drivers can improve.

As well as being made more user-friendly, the latest version brings new features including a reporting function and the ability for fleets to add their own questions and deadlines. It can also be used now to store all of of the fleet’s driver assessments on the same account.

Row of cars

Gauntlet’s legal cover has been specifically designed for transport managers and brings a number of bespoke features.

Gauntlet launches bespoke fleet legal expenses policy 

Fleet and courier insurance specialist Gauntlet has developed a new legal expenses policy specifically for the transport sector.

As well as covering the usual legal potholes, the solution introduces some new approaches such as protecting against legal costs arising from a director suffering identity theft and also offers £10,000 of cover should specialist crisis PR be required, following a serious incident or fatality.

Provided by ARAG UK, part of ARAG SE, the legal expenses cover also safeguards in the event of employment disputes and compensation awards, HMRC inspections, contractual disputes and infringements of restrictive covenants, property damage and repossessing land or property from third parties, defending legal charges, protection against claims alleging Data Protection breaches, and debt recovery.

The policy costs £100 plus Insurance Premium Tax to cover the first vehicle in a fleet and then £25 plus IPT for all other vehicles added.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.