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March 23, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH Recalls Propane Conversion Kits

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Dealers need to replace fuel control valve solenoids to fix a problem that can lead to engine stalling.

Tags: Recalls, ROUSH CleanTech, NHTSA, Propane Conversion

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Austin PD Installs Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Vehicles

Photo of carbon monoxide detection stickers courtesy of Austin PD

The Austin Police Department has purchased 400 carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in all of its patrol vehicles.

Tags: Police Vehicles, City of Austin, Safety

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Chicago, LAPD Among Safety Grant Winners

     Deborah A.P. Hersman

The National Safety Council and NHTSA team to award grants to organizations finding innovative ways to decrease road fatalities and injuries.

Tags: National Safety Council, NHTSA, Federal Grants, Road Deaths, Safety

March 19, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Merging onto the Freeway

Photo by Famartin/Wikimedia Commons.

Here’s some driving advice, provided by the Colorado Driver Handbook, on how to merge safely onto a freeway.

Tags: Safety, Driver Safety Tips

March 16, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Recalls Sprinter and Metris Vans

Photo courtesy of Daimler Vans.

Two separate recalls involve 1,320 vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, Passenger Vans, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Safety, Minivans

March 15, 2017 - Press Release

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Lytx, First Responders, In-Vehicle Video, Telematics

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving in High Winds

The Nevada Department of Transportation offers advice on how to drive safely during windy weather.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Weather, Safety

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Intel Acquires Self-Driving Tech Firm Mobileye

Photo courtesy of Intel.

Intel will acquire Israeli autonomous driving technology provider Mobileye for $15 billion under an agreement announced March 13 that brings the Silicon Valley chipmaker into the emerging autonomous-driving sector.

Tags: Intel, Mobileye, Autonomous Vehicles, Mergers & Acquisitions

March 10, 2017 - Industry News

House Committee to Eye State/Local Rollout of FAST Act

Traffic in New York City Photo: U.S. DOT

For its first hearing of the 115th Congress, the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will delve into how the most recent highway bill — the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act— is being implemented on the state and local level.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Highway Bill

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

7 Steps to Boost Vehicle Lift Safety

Photo courtesy of Stertil-Koni

Following a detailed review of bus and truck maintenance facilities across North America, vehicle lift manufacturer Stertil-Koni has identified seven key steps to improving safety for technicians working on the shop floor.

Tags: Maintenance, Vehicle Lifts, Stertil-Koni, Shop Equipment, Technician Training, Safety

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

D.C. Ambulances Test Vehicle-Mounted Radiation Detectors

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The U.S. Department of Defense concluded its biggest and longest test deployment of vehicle-mounted radiation detectors in Washington, D.C., on the district's fire trucks and ambulances.

Tags: Department of Defense

March 5, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Emergency First Aid

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to assist injured people before emergency personnel have arrived at a crash scene.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Road Crashes, Safety

March 1, 2017 - Industry News

Audit: NYC Sanitation Kept 500 Recalled Vehicles In Operation

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) failed to track how employees paid for toll road access and continued to operate 509 vehicles with an open recall, according to a report from the Comptroller's Office.

Tags: New York City, Recalls, Toll Management

February 24, 2017 - Industry News

Waymo Sues Uber, Otto, Alleging Stolen Autonomous Technology

Waymo self-driving car prototype. Photo via

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo is suing Uber and its Otto autonomous trucking subsidiary for stealing the company’s autonomous vehicle sensor technology. Alphabet is also the parent company of Google.

Tags: Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto, Waymo, Lawsuits, Global

February 24, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Exiting the Freeway

Photo by Famartin via Wikimedia Commons.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to exit a freeway safely.

Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

February 21, 2017 - Product News

Fleets Increasingly Adding Video Telematics From Lytx

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Lytx has increased subscriptions for its video-based telematics system by more than 25% in global markets in the past year since being acquired by private equity firm GTCR, the company announced.

Tags: Telematics, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video, Safety

February 17, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Taking the Risk Out of Your Turns

Sloppy turning habits are common but greatly increase crash risk. Here's advice from Michigan and California on how to execute safer turns.

Tags: Michigan, California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

February 17, 2017 - Industry News

Alaska City to Drug Test Drivers After Minor Accidents

The City of Bethel, Alaska, is changing its driver policy to mandate drug tests after minor collisions because vehicle bumps and scrapes have become common among fleet drivers.

Tags: Driver Safety, Drug Testing, Fleet Policy

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Arizona Uses Road Sensors to Spot Ice Before It Forms

Photo via Arizona Department of Transportation

Sensors installed at three locations along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff, Ariz., are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation detect and address icy road conditions before they are present.

Tags: Winter Driving, Arizona DOT, Safety, Drivers

February 13, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving in Thick Fog

Here's advice from AAA and Ford on how to drive in heavy fog conditions.

Tags: Driver Safety, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Weather, Safety, Ford

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Invests $1B Toward 2021 Autonomous Vehicle

(from l. to r.) Peter Rander, Mark Fields, Bryan Salesky, and Raj Nair

Ford will invest $1 billion in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI, a startup focusing on artificial intelligence, to develop a software platform for a fully autonomous vehicle it plans to make available for ride hailing in 2021.

Tags: Investment, Ford, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Ride Hailing, Fully Autonomous

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

FCA Launches Officer Protection Package for Charger Pursuit

Photo courtesy of FCA.

All 2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit law enforcement vehicles will come with technology that detects potential ambushes from the rear while a vehicle is parked. It will come at no cost to U.S. law enforcement agencies.

Tags: Driver Safety, Dodge Charger, FCA, Police

February 6, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Averting Pothole Damage

Across the nation, it's pothole season. Here's advice from AAA on how drivers can prevent --- or at least limit --- pothole damage.

Tags: Driver Safety, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Collision Repair

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Seattle DOT Retrofits Trucks with Sideguards

Photo courtesy of Seattle Department of Transportation

The Seattle Department of Transportation will retrofit all its trucks with side guards to increase safety.

Tags: Driver Safety, Pedestrian Safety, City of Seattle

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

States Urged to Better Prepare for Autonomous Vehicles

Graphic courtesy of GHSA.

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association offers recommendations to help state agencies get ready for the future impact of self-driving cars.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Big Data, Drivers

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