22 août 2016

JD Power Study: Active safety systems make new cars more appealing

  Popular driver-assist technologies help make vehicles considerably more appealing to their owners, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study,SM released today. The study finds that new vehicles equipped with safety features such as blind spot monitoring and low speed collision avoidance have overall APEAL scores substantially higher than similar vehicles without the technologies. Overall APEAL scores are higher among the 41% of owners whose vehicles have blind spot... [Lire la suite]

23 décembre 2014

Accident Management Costs Rise 6.2 Percent in 2013

How much do road accidents cost to fleet company ? Accident management costs in 2013 were on the rise, increasing by up to 6.2 percent in some cases, over 2012 figures. The rising cost of raw materials, new-vehicle technologies, parts and labor, use of advanced materials, and additional components for parts assemblies have all contributed to an overall increase in cost. Illustration by Armie Bautista. "Parts increases are passed from the manufacturer to the delivering dealer, to repair shops, thus the increases are included in... [Lire la suite]