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Driver Safety Tips: Navigating Roundabouts

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 23, 2019 2:06:49 PM

Everyone remembers the first roundabout they encountered. You're driving down a straight road that suddenly collides with a massive, paved circle, painted with white lines and dotted with bright, yellow yield signs. Enclosed in the center of the circle is an island of grass and some shrubbery. For some, it was like driving for the first time. However, if you follow the signage and know the rules of the road within a roundabout, you can actually make it safely to your destination in less time and with a dramatically smaller chance of collision. 

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Topics: Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Driver Safety Tips: Automatic Emergency Braking

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 22, 2019 3:24:52 PM

Sticking with the theme of our last blog article about Adaptive Cruise Control, I will compare the intelligence of emerging auto technology to the proliferation of computer IQ in The Matrix. Many embrace the invention of cars that sense and even think for us to some extent, while others fear that it takes too much responsibility out of our own hands. And if the Matrix trilogy taught us anything, it is to avoid self-aware mechanisms. 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Another Surge in the Electric Vehicle Industry

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 3, 2019 11:48:00 PM

The year is now 2019, and we live in an era of innovative technology that is generally designed to make our lives easier. The electric car, for example, can save a consumer hundreds of dollars a year on gas and maintenance. It is important to consider that EV’s are best used as short-range vehicles, but for someone with a short commute and casual trips around town, they can be ideal.

Because of their limited range, EV's aren't always feasible for those who have longer commutes or take road trips. Not to mention the fact that, up until recently, public charging stations were hard to find. This led most people to charge their Electric Vehicle’s at home, which can take up to 22 hours. The public DC Fast Charging Stations can charge your car in as little as fifteen minutes--while you’re grocery shopping, or sipping a latte.

Recently, an organization called Electrify America made a move to make charging stations more accessible to the public, installing a large number of their own DC Fast Charging Stations along highways and throughout six major metropolitan areas in California. The following article details the company’s large investment in a program designed to bolster the popularity and practicality of EV’s, as they lead the industry towards cost-efficient and eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional pump.

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Topics: Lowering Fleet Costs, Driver Safety, GreenTechnology, Driving Green

Driver Safety Technology, Article #5 - Fleet Management

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Sep 11, 2015 5:23:46 PM

Wow! There are so many new safety features in these 2016 models!  Automakers are introducing new, cutting-edge vehicles with innovative features, and we're also seeing major advancements in familiar features that we rely on every day such as your car's headlights and brakes. Today's article from our “Your Car Can Do What” series is here to inform you about the advancements in familiar technologies.

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Topics: Driver Safety

Driver Safety Technology, Article #3 - Fleet Management

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Sep 8, 2015 3:34:59 PM

Our “Your Car Can Do What” series has been created to keep you up to date on the latest safety features in new cars. The new safety features are interesting, but what about the safety features that have been around for a few years? Maybe you have an idea of what they do, but don’t really understand how they work?  Take a look . . .

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Topics: Driver Safety

Your Car Can Do What . . . Article #2 of a 10-part series

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Sep 1, 2015 4:22:51 PM

 

What are all these new safety features I’m hearing about? New safety technology in cars is advancing so quickly that it can be hard to keep up with all the changes. Well, we’re here to help with our “Your Car Can Do What?” blog series.

Here are some new vehicle safety features for 2016:  

Forward Collision Warning- Sensors have been placed in the front of cars with this feature. The sensors detect cars, and in some cases objects, in front of you and will alert you in case you are too close to the car. This feature is only to alert drivers of a potential hazard and should no be relied on to completely prevent a collision.

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Topics: Driver Safety

New Driver Safety Technology - Fleet Management

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Aug 28, 2015 4:07:51 PM

Article #1 of a 10-part series on Driver Safety
Have you heard of all the new advanced safety features that are now available on 2016 model cars? To gain a sense of just how far safety technology in new cars has evolved in the past five years, take a look at your smartphone. Now think of the cell phone you carried 10 years ago. What kind of cell phone did you have 20 years ago? Right! Today's new cars are just as advanced as today's smartphones, and one area where technology is having a major positive impact is in keeping drivers safe. Sure, new cars are quieter, more aerodynamic, they get better fuel economy, and offer more features for your comfort and convenience like Bluetooth and Navigation systems. All of this is certainly impressive, but automakers truly deserve a standing ovation for investing billions of dollars to make our cars safer to drive. 

I have to admit, until I started doing some research, I hadn't even heard of many of the new driver safety features, and I sure didn't know how they actually work? It's really hard to keep up with all of this information.  So, to make it easier for the average consumer to stay informed, the National Safety Council launched a campaign on a new website called, My Car Does What.org where you'll find brief videos and info-grapghics that provide very engaging and easy-to-understand explanations of vehicle safety features for drivers like me who don't have a degree in physics.

Here's a preview of three new vehicle safety features for 2016:

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Topics: Driver Safety

New Vehicle Safety Features for 2016

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Aug 20, 2015 1:44:00 PM

Fleet Management update! If keeping your drivers safe is a high priority, then you'll be interested in learning about some of the new safety technology that auto companies are introducing for the 2016 model year. Let's consider several General Motors 2016 models for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac. These GM brands will offer 22 improved active safety technology features. The improvements will assist drivers in critical situations. “Our comprehensive safety strategy of helping customers before, during and after a crash continues,” said Jeff Boyer, vice president of GM global vehicle safety. Examples of some of these safety features include:

 

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Topics: Driver Safety

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