Digital innovations on the road ahead in 2020

Digital innovations on the road ahead in 2020

New technologies are accelerating the pace of change for businesses across Europe, with many businesses unsure how developments in AI and Machine Learning, data analytics and other innovations will impact their operations in 2020. Against this landscape, we’ve looked at the technologies and innovations that are likely to be the most transformative in the coming year. Here we look the top trends in technology that will drive the mobile workforce on the road ahead and…

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Stolen vehicles and equipment cost businesses more than £16,000 each year

Stolen vehicles and equipment cost businesses more than £16,000 each year

Research released today by Verizon Connect reveals that stolen vehicles and equipment costs fleet-based business an average of £16,253 each year. The average business has at least one vehicle stolen each year. The average loss increases to nearly £50,000 for those businesses that have between 101-250 vehicles, as the number of vehicles stolen rises to three for businesses of this size. It’s an issue that’s reflected across the country as a whole, with recent ONS…

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Paragon enhances last-mile fulfilment software

Paragon enhances last-mile fulfilment software

Paragon Software Systems has enhanced its modular, last-mile fulfilment software with developments that will help retailers to offer more competitive delivery propositions. These updates to Paragon HDX are part of the company’s commitment to helping retailers better compete in the two-man home delivery marketplace where customer expectations continue to grow exponentially. “The retailer’s ability to correctly fulfil the delivery service promised at the point of purchase with confidence is absolutely critical to a competitive proposition, regardless…

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Research team at Fraunhofer IPMS develops scanning eye for autonomous driving

Research team at Fraunhofer IPMS develops scanning eye for autonomous driving

In autonomous vehicles, people are only passengers. The car steers independently and recognizes obstacles and dangers. Optical sensors replace the driver’s eye so that the vehicle can recognize its environment. A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden is developing microscanner mirrors (MEMS scanners) that can perceive their environment reliably and without interference while being small and integrable at the same time. The vision of safe autonomous driving is…

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One in five UK commercial drivers breaches UK road fatigue laws

One in five UK commercial drivers breaches UK road fatigue laws

New data from Verizon Connect reveals the extent to which commercial drivers in the UK are breaking road traffic safety regulations by failing to take appropriate rest breaks. The survey of fleet managers across the UK found more than one in five commercial drivers (22%) spends more than 4.5 hours at the wheel without taking a mandated rest break of 45 minutes.[1] Fleet managers also identified fatigue as the cause of almost one fifth (18%)…

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Compliance confidence for ER-accredited logistics operator

Compliance confidence for ER-accredited logistics operator

As one of the largest privately-owned logistics companies in the South West, Sparks Transport achieved Earned Recognition status soon after the scheme was introduced in 2018 and, says the company, since adopting TruTac’s fleet management software, any DVSA checks can be easily satisfied. With 150 HGVs delivering to every corner of the UK and Ireland, keeping tabs on each vehicle and driver has, according to Director Jon Sparks, brought many challenges – particularly as the…

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Barcode Scanning Just Got Reel with ProGlove Launch

Barcode Scanning Just Got Reel with ProGlove Launch

ProGlove Launches Groundbreaking Pull-to-scan Wearable for Low-Frequency Scanning Environments ProGlove, a leading provider for industry wearables, today announced the launch of a groundbreaking new wearable: Reel is designed to be quickly accessible via a lanyard or belt-clip, making it ideal for those organisations with low-frequency scanning environments such as product returns or quality control. Its customisable attachment positions ensure there is no contact with the scanned items, so it is also a perfect option for…

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VisionTrack extends range of connected MDVR fleet solutions

VisionTrack extends range of connected MDVR fleet solutions

VisionTrack has enhanced its range of connected mobile digital video recorders (MDVRs) to meet demand from commercial fleets for increasingly sophisticated vehicle camera and safety systems. The new version of the VT5500 is a full HD ruggedised solution – with five-channels at 1080p – includes a host of new features that will support improved data capture, video on demand and driver behaviour monitoring. The on-board 100Hz processor enables the VT5500 to capture data at 100…

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Paragon launches Polish language interface to meet demand

Paragon launches Polish language interface to meet demand

Paragon has further enhanced its capabilities within Eastern Europe by launching a Polish language option of its leading routing and scheduling software. With transport planning increasing in complexity across the industry, this latest version will enable transport planners to plan more efficiently in local language whether they are planning on behalf of a Polish operation, or locally for a global company. The introduction of a Polish language interface means that Paragon’s routing and scheduling software…

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Cherry Load take remote compliance control

Cherry Load take remote compliance control

Cherry Load, the Oxfordshire-based logistics solutions provider reports ‘instant control’ over driver and vehicle activities since switching to remote tacho downloading and data analysis from leading transport software specialists Mandata and TruTac. Established in 2011, the family-run company operates a mixed fleet including temperature-controlled, curtain sided and bulk-tipping trailers. The company initially looked to Mandata for software to help manage everything from transport planning to operational monitoring, electronic proof of delivery and invoicing for their…

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