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Quadriplegic driver races semi-autonomous vehicle

IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt overcomes his disabilities to perform high speed circuit driving thanks to high technology semi-autonomous racing car control. Former IndyCar driver and current Verizon IndyCar Series Team owner Sam Schmidt will drive a modified sports car on …

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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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Remote car function control from a wrist watch

Volvo on Call smart app feature now extended to wearable technology such as the Apple Watch to enable remote control of some vehicle functions. Volvo Cars is set to release an updated version of its “Volvo On Call” smart app, …

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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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Donington Park track day demonstrates value of driver monitoring

Fleetmatics has held a driving experience day for Fleet managers at the Donington Park race track to provide a working demonstration of monitoring driver behaviour with telematics. GPS tracking using Fleetmatics REVEAL has been demonstrated recently at the Donington Park …

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Telematics platform supports secure vehicle access

Adaptable platform for telematics applications features BlueID technology for secure access using smartphone apps. The latest Dolphin vehicle telematics platform from Novero has been aired at the Telematics Munich congress to demonstrate the system’s adaptability for future requirements in the …

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Driver monitoring set to reduce US police vehicle accident rate

Telogis and Ford have developed a telematics based driver monitoring system for use in police patrol vehicles to reduce collision risks. According to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund of America, traffic collisions are responsible for the highest death rate …

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