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Photo of the start of the hands-free drive event courtesy of Cadillac.

Cadillac Claims First Hands-Off Coast-to-Coast Drive

Cadillac CT6 sedans equipped with a new semi-autonomous driving mode called Super Cruise began heading from New York City to Los Angeles on a drive the General Motors unit says is the first of its kind.

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LeasePlan USA Names Head of Consultancy

LeasePlan USA has promoted Becky Langmandel to vice president of analytics, consulting and transformation (ACT). In this role, she leads a team of consultants that identify cost savings for clients, according to the fleet management company.

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Lytx Offers Enhanced Video Safety System

Lytx will begin offering an enhanced video monitoring system for commercial and government fleets that provides additional capability over its DriveCam product, the company has announced.

Safety Tip: Driving in Rain or Fog

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation offers some practical advice for driving in the rain or fog.

Photo of XC40 by Volvo.

Volvo Unveils XC40 with Subscription Vehicle Service

Volvo has unveiled its new XC40 in Milan, Italy, and a new vehicle subscription plan aimed at driving its luxury compact SUV off dealer lots.

Photo of 2015-MY Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Idle Transit Production for Two Weeks

Ford Motor Co. will halt production of its Transit full-size van for two weeks to better align production with demand, the company said.

Screenshot of Tom Kontos via KAR Auction Services.

Fleet Lease Consignor Prices Climb Higher

Fleet lease consignor prices moved higher in August, increasing 1.4% over July and 2.3% through the first eight months of the year compared with 2016, according to the Sept. 20 Kontos Kommentary.

Photo of 2018 MDX courtesy of Acura.

Acura's MDX Adds Tech for 2018

The Acura MDX compact luxury SUV will add a dual screen user interface and enhanced 7-inch touchscreen as part of a mid-cycle refresh for the 2018 model year, Acura has announced.

Photo of 2019 S560e courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV to Arrive in 2019

Mercedes-Benz will bring a new generation of its plug-in hybrid S-Class sedan to the U.S. market in the middle of 2019. The automaker debuted the sedan at the Frankfurt International Auto Show earlier this month.

Photo of Mike Antich (left), editor and publisher of Fleet Financials, with Fleet Executive of the Year Caryn Helmandollar courtesy of Eric Gandarilla.

Ferguson’s Helmandollar Named Fleet Executive of the Year

Caryn Helmandollar, VP of Risk Management, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., was named the 2017 Fleet Executive of the Year at the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association's (AFLA) annual conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 18.

Photo of John Dmochowsky by Eric Gandarilla.

Dmochowsky Named Fleet Manager of the Year

Mondelez International’s senior global fleet manager John Dmochowsky was named the 2017 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year during a ceremony at the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association's (AFLA) annual conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 18.

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Merck's Fleet Administration and Procurement Associate Director Retires

Scott Lauer retired as associate director, North American Fleet Administration and Procurement for Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. on Aug. 31, following a 29-year career with the company, of which, the past 10 were in fleet.

Safety Tip: Avoiding a Rear-End Crash

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation offers advice on how to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and decrease the chances of being involved in a rear-end crash.

Photo courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab Launches GO8 LTE Telematics Device

Like its predecessor, the new GO8 also offers advanced GPS technology, G-force monitoring, Geotab IOX expandability, engine and battery health assessments, and in-vehicle audible driver coaching, according to Geotab.

Photo of replacement rental vehicles being transported to the Houston area courtesy of Enterprise Holdings.

Hurricane Irma Could Wipe out 400,000 Vehicles

As many as 400,000 vehicles in Florida will need to be replaced as a result of Hurricane Irma, including as many as 11,000 fleet vehicles, according to Cox Automotive.

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Genesis Taps Focht to Lead U.S. Sales

Hyundai's fledgling Genesis luxury brand has picked Marty Focht to grow awareness and sales in the U.S. market, Genesis Motor America has announced.

Merchants Fleet Management Named Top Workplace

For the third year in a row, Merchants Fleet Management has been named BusinessNH magazine's 2017 Best Company to Work, the Hooksett, N.H.-based fleet management company announced.

Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems to Offer Electric Transit Van

Lightning Systems will offer commercial fleets a battery-electric heavy duty Ford Transit van in early 2018 under a partnership with New Eagle, the vehicle modifier announced.

Photo of 2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman regular cab long bed courtesy of FCA.

2018 Ram 1500 Adds Factory Telematics

The 2018 Ram 1500 will arrive with an embedded fleet telematics module, standard backup camera, larger audio display screen and other features, Fiat Chrysler has announced.

Photo of self-driving car courtesy of Waymo.

Trump Administration Streamlines Self-Driving Guidelines

The new federal guidance is designed to ease regulatory processes to encourage more innovation from manufacturers.

Photo of GLC F-Cell hybrid courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Hydrogen-Powered Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell Hybrid to Arrive in 2019

Mercedes-Benz will begin selling its hydrogen-powered GLC F-Cell hybrid in the U.S. in late 2019 amid a push by automakers to introduce more zero-emissions vehicles ahead of more stringent emissions regulations, the automaker announced.

Photo of 2018 Ghibli courtesy of Maserati.

Maserati Ghibli Gets Semi-Autonomous Makeover for 2018

The 2018 Maserati Ghibli will add an array of semi-autonomous driving features enabled by a new electric power steering system that replaces the hydraulic steering of earlier model years, the Fiat Chrysler unit announced at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

Photo of the 2019 Cayenne Turbo courtesy of Porsche.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo Adds Power for 2019

Porsche will offer a third, higher performance variant of its Cayenne luxury mid-size SUV for 2019 called the Cayenne Turbo that will provide peak 550 horsepower and 567 lb.-ft. of torque, the automaker has announced.

Photo courtesy of LifeSaver.

Insurer Offers Fleets LifeSaver Distracted Driving Product

Cincinnati Insurance has begun offering LifeSaver's distracted driving software system that includes a dashboard and mobile app for drivers.

Photo courtesy of T-Mobile.

T-Mobile to Offer Geotab-Sourced Telematics Product

T-Mobile will offer a cloud-based fleet management telematics system called SyncUP FLEET this fall under a partnership with Geotab, the wireless provider announced.

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