In-vehicle monitoring systems: safety through best practice telematics

09 June, 2016

While the external environments facing light and heavy vehicle fleet operators differ, operational efficiency and organisational safety are two areas all operators can target to maintain a competitive edge and growth.

Western Power drives down costs

07 June, 2016

Custom Fleet has been selected as the successful leasing partner for Western Australian electricity network business Western Power.

Global push for sustainable fuels

03 June, 2016

The transport sector is being targeted in a new global initiative, below50, through promotion of best-of-breed sustainable fuels that will achieve significant carbon reductions.

Regulatory options for automated vehicles

01 June, 2016

2 June is the broadcast day for the National Road Safety Partnership Program webinar on regulatory options for automated vehicles. The purpose of the webinar is to present information on a discussion paper recently published by the National Transport Commission (NTC) and to canvas the priority issues, proposed approaches and reform time frames for discussion.

Vans awarded five stars for safety

26 May, 2016

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has released safety ratings for several commercial van and people-mover models.

Reaching for growth

26 May, 2016

Elders provides a broad range of agricultural products and services through 370 outlets primarily located in rural and regional areas right across the country, which meant it had unique requirements when it was time to tender for a new forklift provider.

Fast-charge electric buses

24 May, 2016

The increasing lean towards electrification and hybridisation of commercial vehicles is creating demand for sustainable and cost-efficient technologies. Finland's Electric Commercial Vehicles (ECV) project, coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre, brings together business, research institutes and universities to create products and markets across the entire value chain — from components to systems.

Google designs new self-driving fleet

23 May, 2016

Google is making progress in its quest to lead the driverless vehicle charge, with plans to add 100 vehicles to its fleet in the next 12 months.

End of the road for FJ Cruiser

20 May, 2016

Toyota has announced the end of the road for the FJ Cruiser, the retro-inspired, rugged off-roader that was launched in Australia in 2011.

The light that blinds

19 May, 2016

Or, in this case, doesn't. Ford has developed a technology that enables drivers to use high-beam headlights without dazzling drivers in oncoming cars, according to information released by the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP).

Navara D40 safety concerns

19 May, 2016

Owners of Nissan Navara D40s should be aware that vehicles featuring a set of Performance Suspension front extended ball joints may have a serious defect. In some circumstances the ball joints will fail, causing potential separation of ball joint components. If this occurs while the vehicle in use, it may cause the suspension system to fail entirely, causing serious injury or death.

Navman identifies driving pet peeves

17 May, 2016

Navman recently conducted research into what drives us mad on the road and, according to the results, not indicating or indicating too late was the number one pet peeve. The company found that a whopping 98% of drivers identified this as the action that annoys them most of all.

Fleet Awards nominations open

13 May, 2016

AfMA is encouraging people to nominate an individual or organisation who has had the greatest influence for change in fleet management, gone the extra distance, saved the most CO2 emissions, taken the biggest step toward safety or helped others in the industry.

Future Vehicles 2016 conference

12 May, 2016

The Future Vehicles 2016 conference has been specifically designed to assess the rate at which autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles may be adopted, the policy settings needed and the broader implications of this fundamental shift. The event will be held from 31 May–2 June 2016 at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

Electric cars driven by fuel cell improvements

03 May, 2016

CSIRO is working on a new type of membrane which it hopes will boost the performance of fuel cells by a factor of four, subsequently transforming the electric vehicle industry.

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