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Active Safety Systems

Without a doubt, the top two challenges facing fleet managers are cost containment and safety. This pressure is emanating from senior management, mandating fleet managers reduce costs and minimize liability exposure.

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Not All Safety Systems Are Created Equal

There are a lot of safety options available for the modern fleet’s drivers. It’s time to take a more nuanced look at the options that are available in the market today.

The Impact of the 'Smart' Windshield on Fleet Operations

The windshield is a critical safety component of a vehicle, protecting passengers in the event of a rollover and aiding in proper airbag deployment. However, the windshield is no longer just an independent part comprised of a vinyl interlayer sandwiched between two pieces of glass. What is changing is that windshields are becoming more technologically integrated with the rest of the vehicle.

Inventor Patents No-Blind-Spot Side Mirror

A Florida businessman has obtained a patent for a side-view mirror control system with no blind spots to improve visibility for drivers called the See More switch system.

Safety Equipment: Taking the Lead

We bang the drum for fleet safety a lot here at Automotive Fleet. It’s an area of top concern for most of our readers and for most of the suppliers that do business with them.

How to Park With Extreme Caution

A balance of technology and old-fashioned driver training can eliminate common vehicle collisions. Fleet managers need to ensure safety technology complements what drivers already know.

Metris Brings Attention Assist, Park Assist to Smaller Vans

Mercedes-Benz is bringing several new standard safety features in the smaller van segment with its 2016 Metris, in addition to giving commercial fleets flexibility in upfitting and capacities found only in some of the larger vans on the market.

2016 Buying Forecast for Commercial Fleets

Fleet ordering for the 2016 model-year is forecast to be flat compared to the prior model-year. Many fleets have “caught up” with replacing aging vehicles due to extended services during the post-recession model-years slowdown in new-vehicle purchases.