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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

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: FleetCor Technologies, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, 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, 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

March 07 2017

Telogis Launches Telematics Technology for John Deere Equipment

John Deere Construction equipment's built-in connectivity, combined with the Telogis Mobile Resource Management software platform, enables customers to access a richer, proprietary data set that will help eliminate manual data entry and generate deeper operational insights.

Tags: Telematics, Off-Road Equipment, Telogis, John Deere, AEMP

March 02 2017

GM Fleet Partners with Spireon on Telematics Solution

Using General Motors’ OnStar hardware, Spireon will offer a customized version of its FleetLocate fleet management system to GM fleet customers starting in May 2017.

Tags: OnStar, Telematics, Telogis, General Motors, Spireon, Commercial Link

February 28 2017

Mack Launches Wireless Software Updates

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

Mack Trucks has launched Over The Air, which lets customers update software wirelessly to minimize scheduling disruptions and increase efficiency and uptime. The company is also offering a 30-day trial of Mack Fleet Management services with Telogis Fleet.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, software, Telogis, Mack Trucks

February 24 2017

Spireon Grows Profit 150% in 2nd Half of 2016

During the second half of 2016, Spireon Inc. experienced solid revenue growth while increasing profitability by 150%, the company announced.

Tags: Telematics, Spireon

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 14 2017

Chevin Launches Fleetwave on Geotab Marketplace

Chevin Fleet Solutions announced that its enterprise-level software, FleetWave, is available via the Geotab Marketplace, a source for open IoT fleet management solutions.

Tags: Telematics, Fleet Management Software, Geotab, Internet of Things, Chevin

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

December 19 2016

Route4Me Adds Route Optimization to Geotab Marketplace

<p><em>Screenshot courtesy of Route4Me.</em></p>

Route4Me, Inc. has added its software application to the Geotab Marketplace to provide dynamic route sequencing and optimization software integrated with Geotab's real-time vehicle tracking platform.

Tags: Geotab, Route Optimization, Fleet Management Software

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

November 17 2016

MyGeotab App Added to Google Play Store

Geotab's MyGeotab fleet management software app is now available in the Google Play Store, the telematics provider has announced.

Tags: Geotab, Google, Mobile Apps

November 08 2016

How Will Verizon Integrate Acquisitions?

<p><em>Logos courtesy of Verizon and Fleetmatics.</em></p>

With regulatory approvals now in the rear-view mirror, Verizon must now decide whether to merge its three telematics companies as separate business units or merge them into Verizon Telematics.

Tags: Telogis, Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Verizon Networkfleet

November 07 2016

Verizon-Fleetmatics Deal Finalized

<p><em>Logos via Verizon and Fleetmatics.</em></p>

Verizon Communications has completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fleetmatics Group to become the largest provider of telematics systems for commercial fleets, the company has announced.

Tags: Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Verizon Networkfleet, Telogis

November 02 2016

John Deere Adds Telogis Telematics for Equipment

John Deere will offer a telematics and asset tracking system with its heavy equipment under a new partnership with Telogis announced at the Telogis Latitude Conference in Dana Point, Calif.

Tags: Telogis, John Deere, Heavy Equipment, Asset Tracking

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

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