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LexisNexis provides driver behaviour telematics app for Nationwide’s SmartRide UBI program

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Published: March 25, 2016 | Atlanta, GA LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced that Nationwide, one of the largest US insurance and financial services companies, has selected the company to deliver the insurer’s telematics program, SmartRide Mobile. This UBI program provides discounts for safe driving for members who choose to participate. All …

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Daimler is investing €500 million in connected trucks and “platooning”

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Published: March 22, 2016 | Düsseldorf Daimler Trucks presented an impressive example of the possibilities opened up by the digital connection of trucks at the A52 autobahn near Düsseldorf. Three WiFi-connected, autonomously driving trucks operated on the autobahn with authorization for public traffic as a so-called platoon. Based on the Daimler …

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Sidewalk Labs’ FLOW smart transportation platform makes cities “autonomous vehicle” ready

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Published: March 20, 2016 | NYC Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc, revealed FLOW-a transportation coordination platform new platform that aims to offer city traffic managers improved control over chaotic and overcrowded streets. Sidewalks Labs has partnered with US DOT and its other smart city partners …

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IBM Watson IoT platform aids fuel optimization & vehicle health monitoring for Honda F1 racers

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Published: March 18,  2016 | Tokyo Honda is monitoring and analyzing data from more than 160 sensors in Formula One (F1) cars using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technology. As a race is taking place, data is streamed to the cloud and shared with the pit crew teams equipped …

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Embedded telematics could be detrimental for independent repair shops: Auto Care Association

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Published: March 17, 2016 | Bethesda,  MD The Auto Care Association, a not-for-profit organization providing market intelligence and communications resources to  auto care members believes that the usage of vehicle telematics will keep the aftermarket repair shops out of the equation. Association’s SVP of Government Affairs Aaron Lowe testified on …

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TomTom goes GREEN, cuts down CO2 emissions by 6% with OptiDrive 360 telematics platform

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Published: March 17, 2016 | Amsterdam TomTom revealed that it has used connected car/telematics systems to reduce carbon emissions by 6% in a trial. The trial was carried out for ecoDriver-an EU-funded project that ultimately  targets a 20% reduction of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in road transport by encouraging …

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Telematics firms and 5000 Californians to participate in usage-based road charging pilot

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Published: March 16, 2016 | Sacramento, CA California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will test the country’s second pilot program to explore road charging as a potential long-term replacement for the gas tax with 5000 volunteers and several telematics partners. Oregon launched the first pilot project in 2015 with OReGO. Road …

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Telematics-based motor insurance policies increase by 40% from previous year: BIBA

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Published: March 14, 2016 | London The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA)  recently surveyed the 30 leading telematics brands in the UK to determine the number of live policies currently in use in the market. The results showed a significant increase of 132,000 compared to the same time last year. There …

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Driverless “platoons” to be road tested in UK next year

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Published: March 09, 2016 | Cumbria Automated lorry convoys will take to British motorways this year under government plans to speed up deliveries and cut congestion. UK Chancellor George Osborne pledged last year to invest millions in automated car technology as a way of improve efficiency and reducing traffic congestion. …

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Omnitracs Roadnet Anywhere v3.9 released

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Published: March 9, 2016 | Dallas Omnitracs Roadnet® Anywhere v3.9 has been released, providing an even more holistic view of fleets, consolidating views of routing, dispatching, proof of delivery, telematics, customer notifications, and business analytics in one place. The new version of Roadnet Anywhere is the ability to create and …

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