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April 16 2018

Mercedes-Benz Details 2019 Sprinter's Telematics Offering

<p><em>Photo of 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans by Paul Clinton.</em></p>

Mercedes-Benz will offer eight factory telematics packages with its third-generation 2019 Sprinter that allow fleet managers to better track preventive maintenance, routing, and driver behavior with the full-size van, the company has announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2019-MY

March 21 2018

Ford Offers Wi-Fi, Connected Services on Older Vehicles

<p><em>Photo of dealer technician installing FordPass SmartLink OBD-II device courtesy of Ford.</em></p>

Ford is enabling owners of 2010 to 2017 model-year vehicles to add a Wi-Fi hotspot and telematics features through FordPass SmartLink, an OBD-II dongle available from dealers.

Tags: Wi-Fi, Ford, 2017-MY, 4G LTE, OBD-II Device

March 07 2018

Ram to Offer Verizon Connect-Powered Factory Telematics

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

Ram Commercial will offer a comprehensive telematics package from Verizon Connect on select Ram commercial vehicles as part of a partnership with the connected vehicle provider announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Telematics, Ram Truck, Verizon, Verizon Connect

March 05 2018

Verizon Connect Combines Three Mobile Workforce Solutions

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Verizon Connect.</em></p>

Verizon Connect has launched as the integrated business entity that's the product of $5 billion in investments, including acquisitions of several connected vehicle providers, Verizon has announced.

Tags: Telematics, Branding, Verizon, Verizon Connect

March 02 2018

San Francisco Reduces Speeding Incidents

<p><em>Photo via <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/xiquinho/23877180068/in/photolist-CnWMLq-o4VewY-aEDU2y-DUNHax-kUpBEw-53YdZa-efFERT-22vtWbB-e57oeh-eShZ7o-DUNJsH-gMU4fC-22nipx3-akswSu-4uPjbL-hSjKMR-22KFnVQ-9s537N-gA4oez-6Czcvi-cBAUT9-cYoajG-e2JEQ5-dT76ra-gMU3YL-GanosT-2bwMMv-9xtp9C-6vUgXo-ZRvjXq-543t8s-dKUZcU-rruwmD-dCwP1c-dTkKky-bryMiN-5PD6Gq-bxyi3N-GoZ9Aq-6iuRAB-jRstx-Ri6N4m-QX3gJh-b2tz1c-21fPkb7-akseHC-roqLR7-bLthh2-roqLDo-4GWd8s">xiquinhosilva</a>/Flickr</em></p>

The City of San Francisco has been able to reduce its monthly count of fleet speeding incidents, likely due to telematics reporting data and increased safety measures.

Tags: Telematics, San Francisco, Idling, Speeding

February 21 2018

Lytx Celebrates 20th Anniversary

To date, the company has analyzed more than 80 billion miles of driving data on behalf of more than 3,000 commercial and government fleet clients from around the world.

Tags: Anniversaries, Lytx, Telematics, In-Vehicle Video

January 25 2018

Geotab Awarded NJPA Contract for Fleet Services

Geotab has been awarded a National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) four-year contract for the procurement of fleet management and related technology solutions, which offers streamlined purchasing for NJPA members.

Tags: Geotab, NJPA, Cooperative Procurement

January 23 2018

Pennsylvania Vehicle Management Bureau Deploys CalAmp Tool

The partnership between Pennsylvania and CalAmp is intended to reduce costs and increase efficiency of the Commonwealth's Bureau of Vehicle Management.

Tags: Pennsylvania, CalAmp, Telematics

January 17 2018

N.Y. Town Renews Fleet Tracking Contract

Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS) announced that the Town of Riverhead, N.Y., has renewed its fleet tracking contract and is continuing to see an increase in savings.

Tags: Telematics, Vehicle Tracking Solutions

January 03 2018

Trimble Partners with CalAmp to Deliver Fleet Management Solutions

Trimble has announced that CalAmp is supplying customized telematics tracking devices and systems management technology for Trimble’s Field Service Management (FSM) vehicle and asset monitoring solutions.

Tags: Telematics, Trimble, CalAmp

December 13 2017

Baron Announces Telematics for Public Safety

Baron, a worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announced Telematics for Public Safety, a technology that uses patented technology to aid organizations in keeping their employees, students, and customers safe.

Tags: Telematics

December 12 2017

Homeland Security Awards Additional Purchase Agreement for Telematics

Geotab, a provider of telematics technology, announced it has been awarded a five-year blanket purchase agreement to provide secure telematics solutions for the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Procurement, Federal Fleet

December 04 2017

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

<p><em>One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.</em></p>

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

October 30 2017

Verizon Telematics Expands Offerings

<p><em>Andr&eacute;s&nbsp;Irlando, Verizon Telematics CEO, speaks at the 2017 Latitude conference. Photo courtesy of Verizon.</em></p>

Verizon Telematics has become the largest provider of built-in telematics and mobile applications for commercial vehicles and has moved closer to rebranding its product offerings for its customers, CEO Andrés Irlando told an audience gathered at the annual Latitude conference.

Tags: Telematics, Telogis, Fleetmatics, Verizon, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleet Events

October 24 2017

Telogis Offers Telematics Through Ford SYNC

<p><em>Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.</em></p>

Commercial and fleet customers who purchase a Ford vehicle with SYNC Connect will be able to access Telogis telematics services through the vehicle, the telematics vendor announced at its Latitude conference.

Tags: Ford, Telematics, Ford F-150, Telogis, 2019-MY, 2020-MY

September 12 2017

Dossier Systems Integrates Geotab Software

The integration provides meter and engine diagnostics data to Dossier, and bi-directional DVIR fault and resolution information between the systems, eliminating the need for paper forms.

Tags: Maintenance, Telematics, Geotab, Diagnostics, Dossier

September 11 2017

T-Mobile to Offer Geotab-Sourced Telematics Product

<p><em>Photo courtesy of T-Mobile.</em></p>

T-Mobile will offer a cloud-based fleet management telematics system called SyncUP FLEET this fall under a partnership with Geotab, the wireless provider announced.

Tags: Geotab, T-Mobile, Cloud-Based Technology, OBD-II Device, Telematics

August 24 2017

Department of Homeland Security Signs Blanket Purchase Agreement for Telematics

Through this agreement, fleet managers from the Department of Homeland Security's 13 operational and support components will be able to purchase WEX telematics solutions.

Tags: Telematics, Department of Homeland Security, WEX

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

June 14 2017

Michelin Moves into Telematics with NexTraq Acquisition

<p><strong>Michelin's acquisition of NexTraq will enhance the company's solutions for driver safety, fuel management and enhancing fleet productivity.</strong> <em>Photo: Michelin</em></p>

Michelin has announced its pending acquisition of NexTraq, an Atlanta-based provider of commercial fleet communications systems.

Tags: Michelin, Fleetcor, NexTraq, Mergers & Acquisitions

April 06 2017

Geotab Opens Platform To Third-Party Telematics Devices

Geotab has launched its Third-Party Device plan, which allows customers to bring a third-party telematics device and enjoy the advanced notifications, reporting, dashboards, and data analytics offered by the MyGeotab software, according to the company.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Data Integration, Big Data

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, ORBCOMM, Federal Fleet

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