Fleets Set To Become “Corporate Technological Leaders”

Fleets Set To Become “Corporate Technological Leaders”

A range of breaking technologies means that fleets are set to become the most advanced department in almost any corporate setting over the next few years, says Chevin. Developments such as autonomous cars, increasingly sophisticated route planning and telematics, the further potential of mobile devices, the arrival of “big data” – and enhancements to fleet software to handle these – will all play a role. Managing director Ashley Sowerby added: “Travel back a generation and…

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Connected car product launched by TomTom Telematics to give drivers greater insight into their driving performance

Connected car product launched by TomTom Telematics to give drivers greater insight into their driving performance

TomTom Telematics has launched a new smartphone app in the UK and Germany that gives drivers real-time feedback on their driving style. TomTom CURFER uses the latest developments in connected car technology from TomTom Telematics to provide drivers with visual information on how they drive – including live and retrospective feedback on their braking, cornering, acceleration and idling. “This new aftermarket solution brings the benefits of our advanced, cloud-based, fleet management technology to all drivers…

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Samsung’s New ‘See-Through’ Safety Trucks Allow Drivers To See The Road Ahead

Samsung’s New ‘See-Through’ Safety Trucks Allow Drivers To See The Road Ahead

Ever been stuck behind a massive truck, unable to see what’s ahead of you, debating whether to edge out and overtake or not? Then, you might be interested in these new ‘Safety Trucks’. They use a wireless camera attached to the front of the truck, which connects to a video wall on the back, to show drivers the road ahead. This way, even on single lane roads, drivers will be able to overtake trucks safely. Samsung…

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Fleet Software Must Make “Big Data” Easily Understandable, Says Chevin

Fleet Software Must Make “Big Data” Easily Understandable, Says Chevin

One of the key tasks facing fleet software developers is to make the growing wave of “big data” surrounding company cars and vans easily understandable. So says fleet software specialist Chevin, which reports that the fleet software systems of today are being asked to handle something like 10 times as much data as those from a decade ago, and that they in turn stored 10 times as much as in the mid-1990s. Ashley Sowerby, managing…

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The E-commerce Boom

The E-commerce Boom

The emergence of e-commerce, with its demands for fast and flexible customer service, has had a major impact on most businesses. European online retail sales are expected to grow at a rate of 11% a year from 2012-2017. Forecaster Research says. The pace of growth will be fastest, at 18% a year, in southern European countries. Before the recent recession eCommerce was, for most companies, a minority interest. A website was an additional advertising channel,…

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New Fulfilment Portal Offers Advanced Data Mining for e-Retailers

New Fulfilment Portal Offers Advanced Data Mining for e-Retailers

A major upgrade to its cloud-based software platform – including a completely new interface and major functionality improvements – has been implemented by e-retail fulfilment specialists James and James. The new ControlPort portal has a cleaner and more user-friendly interface, and now includes additional filter tools, allowing instant and accurate data mining of transactions. Retail clients now have a much clearer picture of the sales history of their product lines as data are updated in…

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Innovative Real-Time Driving Advice Lets Professional Driver Anticipate The Road Ahead

Innovative Real-Time Driving Advice Lets Professional Driver Anticipate The Road Ahead

TomTom Telematics has launched its next generation of WEBFLEET OptiDrive, incorporating predictive real-time driving advice to empower drivers to drive in a greener, safer style. TomTom Telematics was the first to introduce direct feedback to professional drivers, using its TomTom Driver Terminals. The feedback on drive style, including harsh braking, speeding and cornering, has now been extended with predictive driving advice. OptiDrive 360 uses vehicle and map data to advise business drivers when to take…

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New RTITB phone app

New RTITB phone app

Workplace transport training accrediting body, RTITB, has released a brand new app for the iPhone. The free app, exclusively designed for employers in transport, warehousing and logistics, allows users to access industry news, advice and training information while on the move. The RTITB app is free to download and has several useful features including the ‘Knowledge Hub’, which gives users access to a vast amount of information in the form of videos, articles, and advice on…

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