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Category: Vehicle News

Heavy Duty Truck Driver Turnover Up Slightly in Third Quarter

Heavy Duty Truck Driver Turnover Up Slightly in Third Quarter

| January 28, 2015

The turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose one percentage point to an annualized rate of 97% in the third quarter of 2014. “Driver turnover, which is a good barometer of the driver market, remains high,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “While it is not approaching its historic highs of the early 2000s, continued […]

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Clean Diesel Vehicles Take Awards at D.C. Auto Show

Clean Diesel Vehicles Take Awards at D.C. Auto Show

| January 26, 2015

  Three clean diesel vehicles with strong fuel efficiency and long-term value were among the vehicles honored for environmental and high-value accomplishments at the Washington Auto Show recently. Here’s the scoop: The Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel was named the “2015 Green SUV of the Year” by the Green Car Journal. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI […]

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FlightCar Rolls with Peer-to-Peer Car

FlightCar Rolls with Peer-to-Peer Car

| January 25, 2015

FlightCar (www.flightcar.com), what the company calls “the world’s first peer-to-peer car sharing company to operate at airports,” has expanded operations to include Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). FlightCar, which already operates in seven other major U.S. cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Dallas, enables its […]

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Nissan and NASA Pledge to Deploy Autonomous Drive Vehicles this Year

Nissan and NASA Pledge to Deploy Autonomous Drive Vehicles this Year

| January 24, 2015

Nissan Motor and NASA have announced the formation of a five-year research and development partnership to advance autonomous vehicle systems and prepare for commercial application of the technology. Researchers from Nissan’s U.S. Silicon Valley Research Center and NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., will focus on autonomous drive systems, human-machine interface solutions, network-enabled […]

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World’s First 3D-printed Car from Local Motors

World’s First 3D-printed Car from Local Motors

| January 24, 2015

Local Motors  has 3D printed, assembled and debuted the world’s first 3D-printed car – live from the show floor at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Called the Strati, the vehicle is the first in a line of 3D-printed cars from Local Motors. The design was chosen in May 2014 from more than […]

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Club Car Introduces New Four-Passenger Electric Vehicle

Club Car Introduces New Four-Passenger Electric Vehicle

| January 24, 2015

Club Car has introduced the new Precedent Stretch, a personal transportation vehicle (PTV) that comfortably seats four. According to Club Car, it “combines unsurpassed power and durability with four forward-facing seats and 35 additional inches of legroom.” “The vehicle’s automotive design fosters conversation, camaraderie and comfort. It delivers the most front and rear legroom of […]

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Conventional Gasoline Vehicles to Fall Below 50% of Total by 2017

Conventional Gasoline Vehicles to Fall Below 50% of Total by 2017

| December 24, 2014

A new report shows that new conventional gasoline vehicles will total less than 50% of the market by 2017. Multiple factors, including increasingly strict global standards to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases, are driving manufacturers to produce more efficient vehicles, says research firm Navigant, which issued the study. Although the use of […]

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