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Telematics and apps: Identifying trends from the trendy

Even the connected car hasn’t come to dominate the road yet, the concept of machine-to-machine (M2M), machine-to-infrastructure (M2C) has hit the mainstream in telematics industry.  The topics of automobile telematics have been widely publicized – whether it is usage based insurance, cars with in-built infotainment system or safety features. The car...

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Build your own Google Glass

Multi-Model Interface – Beyond web and mobile Google glass is a polarizing device. Positive opinions have often focused on the possibilities for augmented realities and multi-model natural interface, while the negative ones tend to focus on the privacy ramification and driving distractions. The features currently available cover a significant portion...

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Fleets embrace telematics to save fuel

Soaring fuel prices, combined with escalating competition in the transport and logistics sectors, are forcing fleet operators across the world to take a close look into telematics. In Northamptonshire England, the police force has installed technology in 270 vehicles with a total fleet of 420 units so far. In just...

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Why Telematics can Benefit your fleet?

Fleet industry analysts predict that by 2014, telematics sales growth will exceed over 6.5 million units. Private fleet operators believe that real-time tracking system have the future market potential in achieving productivity and cost efficiencies. On a global scale, technology plays a bigger role.  Whether is the local small or...

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Ford launching socially networked car safety initiative

Ford is partnering with St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia to assess the most effective way to achieve vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2X) communications using robots in space. This project experiments with multiple wireless network links on mission control techniques to apply the lessons learned for...

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The Growth of Insurance Telematics

 According to “Usage Based Insurance and Safety Telematics Synergies” insurance telematics subscriptions are supposed to grow to 107 million by the year 2018. That is an 81% increase compared to 2013’s 5.5 million subscriptions. Insurance telematics are becoming a huge part of the market due to the overwhelming amount of...

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News from Detroit Conference 2013

Over 2000 people including our HopeRun staff attended the first day of the largest telematics conference in the United States yesterday. There were about 100 vendors there testing out and showing off their telematics products. The high number or attendees makes this conference the largest ever telematics conference. The telematics...

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Biggest Concerns in Fleet Management

Safety is a big concern when putting a person behind the wheel of a vehicle. Very often it ranks higher than cost saving goals and workforce productivity; this includes large companies who operate fleet vehicles.   According to a recent survey by GE Capital Fleet Services, the main focus is to make...

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A New Way to Prevent Texting and Driving

Texting and driving is currently a very popular and controversial topic around the United States. There are so many people who just cannot resist sending a text message while on the road. Even though it is a several hundred dollar fine in most states if you get caught texting while...

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Telematics Playing an Essential Role in Road Safety

According to The Society of Telecommunications Engineers the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics – can help manage live traffic updates, smart routing and tracking or rapid roadside assistance in case of accidents or breakdown (Athavale, 2013). Being that road safety is an important topic around the world it is clear...

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