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Category: Consumer

Parking Reservation Platform for 3rd-Party Services, Including Fleets, Launched

Parking Reservation Platform for 3rd-Party Services, Including Fleets, Launched

| February 15, 2017

SpotHero, a leading parking reservation service with an extensive network of connected garages, lots, and valets, has launched the SpotHero Parking Developer Platform to provide parking reservation functionality to websites, apps and cars with connected or autonomous capabilities.  The service enables drivers to reserve affordable off-street parking nationwide via its website and mobile app. With the SpotHero Parking […]

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Non-slip Flooring Product Aims to Improve Safety for Bicyclists

Non-slip Flooring Product Aims to Improve Safety for Bicyclists

| February 14, 2017

SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring, a manufacturer of non-slip metal flooring products, wants to help bicyclists roll with much more safety. The company recently released a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) case study addressing bicycle lane safety. Here’s what happened: T.Y. Lin International, an architectural firm, was hired to study the inventory of metal grate bridges […]

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One-Half of Corp. Travel Programs Permit Ride-Sharing

One-Half of Corp. Travel Programs Permit Ride-Sharing

| January 31, 2017

According to a new analysis, ride-sharing services are now allowed by one-half (50%) of all corporate travel policies, a jump from 44% in June 2016, according to the GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ Global Report – January 2017, in partnership with American Express.  The Index examines business travelers’ feelings about their trip experience and how […]

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January Auto Sales Expected to Be Flat

January Auto Sales Expected to Be Flat

| January 27, 2017

Industry experts that specialize on determining the future resale value of a vehicle project total new vehicle sales, including fleet deliveries, will reach 1,130,500 units in January, down 1.5 percent from a year ago. This month’s seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) for total light vehicle sales is an estimated 17.5 million units for the month, […]

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Flying Cars to be Tested in 2017 Says Airbus

Flying Cars to be Tested in 2017 Says Airbus

| January 17, 2017

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…wait a minute, it’s a car! Airbus, one of the world’s largest aerospace companies, says it plans to test a prototype of a flying car by the end of this year — a development that could be a  major leap towards reducing congestion on highways and roads. The news came […]

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Ford and Toyota Establish Consortium for Standard In-Vehicle Apps

Ford and Toyota Establish Consortium for Standard In-Vehicle Apps

| January 4, 2017

Ford and Toyota are establishing SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a nonprofit to manage open source software for smartphone app development for vehicle. Members include automakers Mazda Motor Corporation, PSA Group, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) and Suzuki Motor Corporation, as well as suppliers Elektrobit, Luxoft, and Xevo. According to the group, the consortium is focused on “significantly […]

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EPA’s Plan to Finalize Fuel Economy Standards Applauded by Consumers Union

EPA’s Plan to Finalize Fuel Economy Standards Applauded by Consumers Union

| December 26, 2016

The  public policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports has given a big thumbs up to the  Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to finalize fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles through model year 2025. The group, Consumers Union, noted that individual “who purchase vehicles that meet the 2025 standard will benefit from a significant reduction in […]

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Clean Cars in 2016: Building on Progress toward Clean Air

Clean Cars in 2016: Building on Progress toward Clean Air

| December 24, 2016

By Luke Tonachel The drive to put cleaner vehicles on the road—and reduce climate-altering pollution and save drivers money—made significant gains in 2016. New cars achieved record high fuel economy. New carbon pollution and fuel efficiency standards were put in place for heavy trucks, a large source of vehicle emissions. And efforts to increase the […]

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Audi Makes Vehicles Smarter, Links with Infrastructure

Audi Makes Vehicles Smarter, Links with Infrastructure

| December 7, 2016

Vehicles are indeed getting smarter and Audi is pushing the effort with the launch of what it claims is the first vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology, beginning in Las Vegas. Here’s what’s cool: Traffic Light Information, an Audi connect PRIME feature, is available on select 2017 Audi A4, Q7 & allroad® models, and enables the car to […]

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EPA Says Fuel Economy Labels Accurately Reflect Real-World Driving Conditions

EPA Says Fuel Economy Labels Accurately Reflect Real-World Driving Conditions

| November 14, 2016

If you’ve every wondered about the perceived accuracy of EPA fuel economy labels on new cars, a new analysis released by Consumer Reports (CR), says that “those labels do now largely reflect real world gas mileage.” “Consumers should be able to trust that the estimate they see on the label accurately reflects their gas mileage,” […]

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