Tag Archives: Driver Monitoring

UBI app monitor drivers to provide trip based feedback

Drivers on the Snapshot UBI programme will soon be able to use a smartphone app to gain feedback on driver performance after each trip. Safe drivers can soon earn discounts on their vehicle insurance using just their mobile phones. Progressive …

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Driver monitoring app could reduce insurance premiums

A new app has been released by Octo Telematics to monitor driver behaviour and provide insurance quotes based on performance. Octo Telematics has developed a smartphone app for drivers to monitor their behaviour on the roads and see how this …

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Extended smartphone connectivity for Skoda drivers

SmartLink from Skoda enables drivers to transmit and analyse certain driving parameters to their smartphone. Useful for information, entertainment and safety, the combined SmartLink and SmartGate functions from Skoda provides extended connectivity between the driver’s smartphone and the car. Using …

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Usage Based Insurance devices on show at US conference

Representatives of the insurance industry can find out about Usage Based Insurance telematics products for fitting in cars to provide driver monitoring and premium setting tasks. Octo Telematics is inviting insurance professionals to join them as they attend and speak …

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Telematics partnership for UK fleet management

Geotab has partnered with O2 to add further fleet management and tracking capability including driver monitoring for commercial fleets in the UK. Geotab has launched its OBD fleet management system with O2 in the UK. O2 is adding two new …

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Research into driver brain wave monitoring

Jaguar Land Rover is researching technology to prevent distraction and sleep impairment accidents by monitoring driver brain waves. Jaguar Land Rover has revealed a range of new road safety technology research projects that are being developed to reduce the number …

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Impaired driving monitor welcomed on Mercedes

UK insurance company believes the introduction of driver monitoring technology to detect sleep impairment is a welcome safety feature on the UK market. The Attention Assist system that Mercedes-Benz has recently revealed for the B-Class is aimed at reducing the …

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Fleet telematics supplier expands in North America

GreenRoad has moved into Austin in Texas and recruited two new sales personnel to drive its growth ambitions in the North American market. GreenRoad Technologies is substantially expanding its activity in the North American fleet market with the appointment of …

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US survey shows high levels of support for usage based insurance

A study of consumers in America demonstrates preference for insurance premiums based on driving standards rather than demographics. Usage based or telematics insurance products could see an upsurge in the USA based on high levels of support for premiums based …

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Book details driver behaviour impact on fleet businesses

Fleetmatics has published an e-book to help fleet managers understand the impact of driver behaviour on haulage operations. Little doubt remains within the fleet operations community that the behaviour of drivers when behind the wheel can have a serious impact …

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