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January 13, 2017

Five Unpredictions for 2017

We may not be able to predict the future here at Automotive Fleet, but we can confidently predict that 2017 will be very interesting.

January 3, 2017

Ford Looking to Electrify F-150, Transit Custom Van by 2020

Ford announced seven global electrified vehicles that it plans to introduce in the next five years, which includes hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van.

December 8, 2016

Fleet Vulnerability to DDoS Is Low, For Now

There was a renaissance in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in 2016. While the threat against fleets is low, for now, fleet managers need to be on guard as technology such as autonomous vehicles, vehicle-to-infrastructure, and IoT technologies mature.

November 8, 2016

NHTSA Slates Public Meeting on Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.

October 18, 2016

NHTSA Official Talks Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Tech at FTX

In his keynote address at the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo, the director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center provided an overview of vehicle safety technologies, covering systems that have recently been introduced to the market as well as technologies currently being developed, such as autonomous vehicles.

October 5, 2016

Calif. Proposes New Autonomous Car Rules

In response to recently released federal guidelines, the state DMV softens its stance on future testing of driverless cars.

September 27, 2016

Don’t Wait: FTX Room Discount Ends Friday

Time is running out to take advantage of the hotel room discount for the Fleet Technology Expo (FTX), which will be held October 17-19 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

September 20, 2016

Feds Release Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The new guidelines include a 15-point safety assessment framework that provides vehicle performance standards for manufacturers and developers.

September 17, 2016

Ford, U-M Team on Self-Driving Cars

As part of a new agreement, Ford plans to embed a group of its researchers and engineers into a robotics laboratory on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.

September 12, 2016

Ford Gives Autonomous Vehicle Update

Ford Motor Co. plans to sell a fully autonomous car to the public by the middle of the 2020 decade, after it plans to supply a fully autonomous vehicle to ride-hailing companies, the company told Automotive Fleet.

August 16, 2016

Video: Ford's Driverless Car to Arrive in 2021

Ford plans to produce a fully autonomous vehicle for commercial operation by 2021, as part of a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.

May 5, 2016

FCA-Google Deal Must Overcome Acceptance, Legal Hurdles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' agreement with Google to test self-driving technology in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan may pave the way for greater acceptance of autonomous driving if the companies can get past legal barriers, fleet industry sources said.

April 26, 2016

Ford, Google Form Autonomous Vehicle Advocacy Group

Google, Ford, Volvo, Uber and Lyft form the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets to push for federal standards for self-driving vehicles.

April 8, 2016

Beverly Hills to Develop Autonomous Vehicle Program

The City of Beverly Hills, Calif., is developing an autonomous vehicle program for public transportation. The City Council hopes the vehicles will address “first and last mile” issues related to the expansion of Los Angeles County’s Metro subway into the city.

January 14, 2016

Obama Aims to Invest $4B in Automated Vehicle Technology

The Obama administration wants to spend nearly $4 billion over ten years to fund pilot to projects aimed at accelerating the development of connected and automated vehicles.

July 21, 2015

Simulated Mich. City Supports Autonomous Vehicle Testing

The University of Michigan has opened Mcity, a 32-acre simulated town to allow automakers to test autonomous vehicles.

June 1, 2015

Calif. Fleet Association Discusses Autonomous Vehicles

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), a Southern California fleet managers’ group, focused on autonomous vehicles and how they will change the fleet industry during a May 21 meeting.

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