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June 29 2017

GM, MapAnything Partner to Increase Fleet Productivity

<p><em>Photo courtesy of GM.</em></p>

General Motors will offer a connectivity service powered by MapAnything, Inc. that combines telematics fleet management and customer relationship management to fleets in a subscription service, GM has announced.

Tags: OnStar, Productivity, Customer Service, General Motors, Sales Fleets

June 19 2017

GPS Insight Awarded NJPA Contract

GPS Insight, a technology provider of tailored telematics solutions for government fleets, announced it has been awarded a contract to provide its telematics solutions to government agencies by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

Tags: Telematics, GPS Insight, NJPA, NJPA Contract, Cooperative Procurement

April 06 2017

DOJ Adds Telematics to Prisoner Transport Buses

<p><em>File photo</em></p>

The telematics solution will provide vehicle position and performance data, route and trip management, customized maintenance reporting, and two-way communication with drivers.

Tags: Telematics, Prisoner Transport Vehicles, U.S. Department of Justice

March 30 2017

How Telematics Data Overload Multiplies in Fleets With Several OEMs

<p><em>Graph courtesy of WEX.</em></p>

Fleet managers will find it exponentially more difficult to interpret and utilize telematics data the more variety of vehicle brands they add to their fleet, according to new data and analysis from WEX Inc.

Tags: Telematics, Data Overload, WEX

March 21 2017

Veterans Affairs Deploys Telematics in Transportation Fleet

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has extended a Veteran Transportation Service program to implement telematics in 1,200 fleet vehicles.

Tags: Telematics, Department of Veterans Affairs, ORBCOMM, Federal Fleet

March 15 2017

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Lytx, First Responders, In-Vehicle Video, Telematics

March 10 2017

W.Va. County Considers GPS Purchase

Fayette County (W.Va.) is considering purchasing GPS systems in its fleet vehicles shortly after the Sheriff’s Department added GPS and WiFi services to 20 of its vehicles.

Tags: Telematics, Procurement, Elected Leaders

February 21 2017

Fleets Increasingly Adding Video Telematics From Lytx

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Lytx.</em></p>

Lytx has increased subscriptions for its video-based telematics system by more than 25% in global markets in the past year since being acquired by private equity firm GTCR, the company announced.

Tags: Telematics, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video, Safety

February 01 2017

Azuga's Asset Tracker Enhances Real-Time Visibility

<p><em>Photo of Azuga Asset Tracker Hardware courtesy of Azuga.</em></p>

Azuga has launched Azuga Asset Tracker, a fleet solution designed to enhance customers’ real-time visibility of assets, which will improve operations, reduce risk, and lower costs.

Tags: Azuga, Asset Tracking, Construction Fleets, GPS Tracking

January 26 2017

WEX Inc. Awarded U.S. GSA Contract

WEX Inc., has been awarded a five-year IT Schedule 70 contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Through this agreement, federal customers will be able to purchase WEX Telematics solutions through a standardized procurement process.

Tags: GSA, Procurement, Federal Fleet, GSA Contracts, WEX

January 17 2017

Magellan's Return-to-Route Earns Tech Award

Magellan's Return-to-Route smart routing solution has been honored with a Best of CES 2017 TWICE Picks award in car technology, the company announced.

Tags: Magellan, Awards, Route Optimization

November 21 2016

GPS Insight Offers Mannequin Challenge Video

Telematics provider GPS Insight has added their contribution to the Mannequin Challenge, a viral video trend in which people remain frozen in action while a camera records their poses.

Tags: GPS Insight, Social Media

October 31 2016

Toyota's Carsharing Partnership Could Fit Fleets

<p><em>Graphic of Toyota's Mobility Services Platform courtesy of Toyota.</em></p>

Toyota has formed a partnership with carsharing provider Getaround that could eventually find a place in commercial or government fleets that manage a portion of their vehicles as an in-house rental fleet.

Tags: Toyota, Carsharing, Getaround, Connected Car

October 25 2016

Charlotte Airport Hires First-Ever Fleet Manager

<p><em>Kincaid</em></p>

Scott Kincaid was recently named Charlotte Douglas (N.C.) International Airport’s first ever fleet manager to oversee fleet growth. He started on Aug. 1.

Tags: New Hire, Airports, City Fleets

September 29 2016

Lytx Offers Always-On Video Telematics With Unisyn Platform

Lytx has introduced the Unisyn platform, a video telematics platform that lets users see, understand and act on fleet and field operations safety and efficiency challenges.

Tags: Telematics, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

September 14 2016

Chevin, CalAmp Partner for Integrated Telematics Data

Chevin Fleet Solutions has adopted CalAmp’s telematics services for its fleet asset management software. This partnership allows Chevin to seamlessly integrate telematics data with its software.

Tags: CalAmp, Chevin, Big Data

August 25 2016

Rastrac, Magellan Partner on Fleet Telematics

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Rastrac.</em></p>

Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.

Tags: Rastrac, Magellan, ELDs, Hours of Service, Vehicle Tracking, Mapping

August 12 2016

Sierra Wireless Acquires Calif. Telematics Provider

Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Sierra Wireless has acquired fleet telematics provider GenX Mobile Inc. in a cash deal for $7.8 million, the company has announced.

Tags: Sierra Wireless, Mergers & Acquisitions

August 03 2016

Takeuchi Launches Telematics System

Takeuchi-US has launched a new telematics system, Takeuchi Fleet Management (TFM). TFM hardware comes standard on select excavators and track loaders in the Takeuchi lineup.

Tags: Telematics, Fleet Management Software

July 04 2016

Denver Airport Expands Telematics

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Denver International Airport.</em></p>

Denver International Airport is expanding its use of telematics this year in an initiative that would double the number of units equipped with the technology.

Tags: Grant Funding, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, Snow Removal, Utilization, Airports

July 01 2016

Ala. City to Install GPS Tracking in its Fleet

The City of Daleville is considering adopting telematics to boost efficiency and productivity. Daleville's city council and water board have approved a trial period to test GPS tracking.

Tags: Vehicle Tracking, Elected Leaders, Fuel Management

June 16 2016

Mack Offers Integrated Telematics Through Omnitracs

<p><em>Photo: Mack Trucks</em></p>

Mack Trucks has expanded its fleet management services with the addition of Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics, providing real-time GPS location information as well as performance data.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, Omnitracs, Telematics

June 07 2016

San Francisco Telematics Expansion Exempts Police

<p><em>Photo of SFPD patrol car via Wikimedia.</em></p>

The City and County of San Francisco will equip nearly 7,600 fleet vehicles with a telematics system following preliminary approval from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that includes an exemption for police and fire vehicles following union objections.

Tags: City of San Francisco, Labor Unions, Elected Leaders

March 08 2016

JDLink Estimator Tool Quantifies Telematics ROI

<p><em>Screencapture courtesy of John Deere</em></p>

The new JDLink return on investment (ROI) estimator by John Deere is designed to quantify the value of keeping machines connected using JDLink telematics.

Tags: Off-Road Equipment, John Deere, Return On Investment

February 18 2016

Lytx Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR is acquiring video-based telematics supplier Lytx, Inc. for more than $500 million in an all-cash transaction, according to a release.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Lytx, Private Equity

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