Category Archives: Industry Trend

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 manufacturers (OEMs) and technology companies…
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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 of your daily tasks. You…
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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 driving, it is still not…
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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 that something needs to be…
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UK vs. US Telematics

It is clear that both United States insurers and insurers in the United Kingdom are focusing a lot of their efforts into telematics; but both doing it in different and unique ways. Jamie Macgregor of Celent in the UK says that they are targeting young drivers and using telematics as a way to help them…
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Self-Driving Cars Are Closer Than You Think

Google is working on big things for the future of automobiles. In 2010 Google made it public that they were working on self-driving cars. Google’s autonomous driving system is said to be ready for the market within the next five years according to Sergey Brin. It is predicted that by the 2020’s there will be…
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Putting the Car in the Web

More widely available credit and an increasingly aging fleet led to the introduction of new models from several auto manufacturers that helped drive auto sales and maintain a steady revenue stream for dealerships in 20121. The competition amongst auto companies continues to grow as each tries to grab the consumer's attention and a large share…
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Five HopeRun Technology Trends to Watch for in 2013

In the start of the New Year, it is time to identify your technological strategies and adopt what’s truly useful for you and your company. We have listed five hot technology trends to watch for in the upcoming year.   1.       Connected Vehicles: The Car as a connected platform enables multiple protocols to talk to…
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Choosing the Right Telematics Solution, Step-by-Step

Telematics has gain more recognition in the past years. For fleet managers, Telematics gives them more ways to run a safer, more efficient fleet. It also makes it difficult to choose among those telematics options available on the market.  To simplify the process, the author from Geotab offers a list of tips.  The general features…
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