Tag Archives: Telematics

Telematics data collection standard in development

Open standard for the collection of vehicle sensor data for telematics could see car manufacturers building in insurance telematics devices. Octo Telematics is developing a non-proprietary protocol for telematics data collection, within the in-vehicle Java Virtual Machine (JVM) environment. The …

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Bridging the connectivity gap for emergency vehicles

TomTom and vehicle radio specialist collaborate on developing integrated connectivity of devices used by emergency services in their vehicles. Navigation and mapping specialist, TomTom has teamed up with elektronik-labor CARLS to provide radio applications for emergency services based on TomTom …

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Solar powered vehicle to feature at smart community event

Toyota is attending a smart community event in Japan with its new Prius PHV with solar charging and smart mobility features. In its mission to create vehicles to suit a low carbon society, Toyota is unveiling its latest Prius PHV …

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Fleet mobile app improves driver behaviour

Driver performance improvements are being achieved in fleets with the use of a Spireon mobile app and monitoring programme to provide business benefits. Spireon has introduced the Driver Performance Program and mobile app to positively influence driver behavior and fleet …

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Toyota launches telematics insurance services in USA

US drivers will have access to a new telematics based insurance service from joint venture set up by Toyota in the country. Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in the USA have joined with a major insurance …

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Telematics improves operations for Dutch haulier

Beekman Transport has equipped its European fleet of commercial vehicles with telematics systems for monitoring and fleet manangement. Having explored options for improving its operational processes, Dutch logistics company, Beekman Transport, has now installed a Transics telematics system on all …

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LTE Connectivity deal for Chinese electric vehicles

Telematics provider in China strikes a deal with Cinterion for 4G LTE communication modules to enable greater connectivity and safety for electric vehicles. Gemalto will provide its Cinterion wireless module to Wuhan Intest Electronic Technology (Intest) to enable 4G LTE …

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Driverless technology trial receives financial boost

The MOVE_UK autonomous vehicle project led by TRL has received £5.5 million in funding to test driverless technology in real world conditions. As announced by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the …

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Scania expands vehicle connectivity in Europe

Connected trucks across Europe are bringing rewards to haulage companies through improved fuel consumption, predictive maintenance and driver wellness. Having launched its connectivity programme over a decade ago, truck manufacturer Scania is now seeing large scale adoption of the technology …

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Four million telematics insurance user milestone

Following key partnership agreements, Octo Telematics has grown its installed base of telematics based insurance units globally to over four million. Insurance telematics system supplier, Octo Telematics has reached a milestone of four million connected users on the roads globally, …

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