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Category: Consumer

Vast Majority of Consumers Excited about Driverless Cars

Vast Majority of Consumers Excited about Driverless Cars

| October 7, 2016

Ladies and gentleman: Start your engines for autonomous driving. According to a recent report, the vast majority of consumers (three in four) are excited about the many benefits driverless vehicles can offer, and almost two-thirds want to swap their current cars for completely self-driving vehicles. The report, prepared by  Consumer Technology Association (CTA) — entitled […]

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Enterprise Vanpool Rideshare Service Expands into Idaho

Enterprise Vanpool Rideshare Service Expands into Idaho

| September 12, 2016

If you’re wondering if everybody is getting into the sharing economy, the short answer is…yes! Enterprise Rideshare, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is now the preferred vanpool provider of Valley Regional Transit (VRT). The public-private partnership will expand vanpool opportunities throughout Southwest Idaho, giving rural commuters a convenient and affordable transportation alternative in an area […]

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Ford Acquires Crowd-Sourced Shuttle Co., Partners with Bike Sharing Provider

Ford Acquires Crowd-Sourced Shuttle Co., Partners with Bike Sharing Provider

| September 10, 2016

Ford is taking a broader perspective on transportation with an agreement to acquire Chariot, a San Francisco-based crowd-sourced shuttle service, and collaborating with bike-sharing provider Motivate to expand its transportation solutions in city centers. The company is also establishing a new City Solutions team to work with cities around the world on their transportation needs. […]

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LA Finds New Way to Car and Van Share

LA Finds New Way to Car and Van Share

| July 27, 2016

Car sharing is taking a whole new ride as Green Commuter rolls out its offering consisting of a vanpool and car share service with a fleet of Tesla Model X vehicles. Here’s the plan: Green Commuter’s software will enable its fleet of all-electric seven-passenger SUVs to be used by thousands of workers to commute to […]

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Electric Bike Sales Racing to Big Global Impact

Electric Bike Sales Racing to Big Global Impact

| July 13, 2016

The intersection of environmentally focused communities along with new technologies delivering enhanced battery power are combing to put electric bike sales worldwide on a winning pace. According to the latest research, sales of electric bicycles are expected to reach $24.3 billion in the next decade, with nearly 35 million unit sales forecast for 2016. “Rising […]

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Google Patents Glue-like Technology to Help Pedestrians Survive Autonomous Driving Crashes

Google Patents Glue-like Technology to Help Pedestrians Survive Autonomous Driving Crashes

| May 22, 2016

Under the heading of strange but potentially true, or should we say “glue,” English publication The Guardian is reporting that Google has patented a new, “sticky” technology to help pedestrians survive when hit by autonomous driving vehicles. According to the article, which seems a bit late for an April Fool’s prank, an adhesive-type coating would […]

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Sharing Economy Gone Wild? Private Car Rentals at Airports Debuts

Sharing Economy Gone Wild? Private Car Rentals at Airports Debuts

| May 19, 2016

The spirit the helped launch Lyft, Uber and Airbnb, has now found a new vehicle with FlightCar,  a community-driven service that offers owners and visitors a new way to share and rent each other’s unique cars at select airports. Here’s how it works: FlightCar owners sign up on flightcar.com or through the mobile app (iOS […]

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Online Auto Retailer Includes Miami in Next-Day-Delivery

Online Auto Retailer Includes Miami in Next-Day-Delivery

| April 12, 2016

Carvana, which bills itself as “the nation’s leading online auto retailer and creator of the world’s first-ever, fully-automated, coin-operated Car Vending Machine, ” has added Miami to its growing roster of as-soon-as next-day delivery locations across the country. Through this expansion, the company reports that it is now poised to deliver to nearly 44.7 million […]

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Product Review: Zus Car Charger & Finder Packs a Punch

Product Review: Zus Car Charger & Finder Packs a Punch

| April 7, 2016

The Fleet News Daily team recently road-tested the Zus car charger and finder, and, spoiler alert: It’s amazing. Here’s what’s so special.  The little gadget not only works as a super fast USB charger, it also helps you find your vehicle. You simply download the free Zus app to your smartphone, and when leaving your […]

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U.S. Car Sales Accelerate 3% in March, Warning Signs Ahead?

U.S. Car Sales Accelerate 3% in March, Warning Signs Ahead?

| April 2, 2016

Sales of U.S. auto rose 3% in March as compared to a yer ago, but some are questioning whether the pace can continue. Analysts had expected March’s selling pace to be a bit higher, coming in at an adjusted annual rate of 16.57 million light vehicles, versus an anticipated rate of 17.5 million vehicles. The […]

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