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Today in Fleet – Monday 31 July

All the key news in fleet…

Porsche Cayenne diesel

Porsche will update the software in 21,500 Cayenne diesels.

Porsche to run software update for Cayenne diesels

Porsche is to recall around 21,500 Cayenne diesels to run a software update, intended to overcome emissions-controlling technology according to reports.

The recall – which follows a similar action from Audi for 850,00 V6 and V8-engined vehicles worldwide – is expected to begin in autumn 2017 and will cover Cayenne 3.0-litre V6 Diesel models from model years 2014 to 2017, including 6,000 in Germany.

The carmaker said the recall follows the discovery of irregularities in the engine control software during internal investigations.

Dashcam image of motorcyclist overtaking driver

Drivers are increasing turning to dashcams due to concerns over crash for cash accidents.

Half of drivers turning to dashcams 

‘Crash-for-cash’ fears are leading drivers to embrace dashcam tech, new research finds.

According to the study of 2,134 UK motorists carried out by Aviva insurance, almost one in five (17%) of drivers currently use a dashcam, while a further 30% of motorists plan to use one in the near future – for 84% this will be within the next year.

The research also found around 74% use in-car gadgets or apps as part of their driving experience, with the research suggesting that more and more people could be relying on their phones to double-up as motoring-related gadgets in the future, rather than using a specific device.

The full Aviva Connected Car report can be found here

Peter Eldridge, ICFM sales director

ICFM’s Peter Eldridge says Corporate Investor membership brings value-for-money benefits and training and learning opportunities.

SG Fleet marks first for ICFM Corporate Investor Programme

SG Fleet has become the first vehicle leasing specialist to sign up to ICFM’s new Corporate Investor Programme.

Launched at the end of last year, the programme enables businesses to get involved with the ICFM alongside fleet decision-makers under the long-standing three levels of individual membership and is intended to further raise the standards of fleet industry professionals and overcome a possible skills and knowledge shortage inside many employers.

SG Fleet has joined as an Affiliate Investor alongside other industry firms such as Auto Windscreens, Michelin and Ambit, enabling it to participate in ICFM events and gain access to the organisation’s resources.

Anglian Waters fleet vehicles

The introduction of Key2 is expected to significantly enhance management of time and spend at Anglian Waters.

Software to prove ‘game-changer’ for Anglian Water fleet

Anglian Water is expected to see significant administration efficiencies across its fleet following implementation of software from Jaama.

Set to be fully introduced by early spring 2018, the Key2 system will be used by the Huntingdon-based company for its fleet, which includes 1,800 LCVs and 700 company cars.

The software is expected to aid improved vehicle utilisation and enable fleet department employees to make more informed decisions, thereby delivering financial savings across the operation.

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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.