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Telematics firms push fleet forward

The IoT market is certainly hitting critical mass with the help of leading IT technology brands now launching solutions to serve analytics and other business needs at the edge, including HPE and Microsoft,  (more…)

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If cars go the way of the personal computer, lets hope they are more Mac than PC

When you’ve spent most of your career in IT it’s hard not to sympathise with the traditional industries that it conquers. It’s impossible to watch, without blushing, some dreadful gloating IT industry ‘evangelist’ addressing an audience whose jobs are endangered. (more…)

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The cyber security vehicle in front is a Honeywell Turbo with ‘intelligent defences’

Now that connected cars are software-driven, should we expect them to suddenly freeze on the motorway or poodle along at 30mph in the overtaking lane? Don’t you hate it when that happens? At the moment, these incidents are caused by software – i.e. the human mentality to sit in the same lane. (more…)

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No city is smart – they’re an Internet of things

It’s often said that London isn’t a city but an aggregation of villages. That’s probably true of any metropolis, says Nick Booth. One of the beauties of optimum-sized towns like Brighton and San Francisco is they’re just big enough to be eclectic but small enough to tight.

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WKM appoints Annie Turner as Editor of IoT Now Transport as the brand expands

WKM Global, the publisher of IoT-Now.com and sister site, IoTNowTransport.com, has appointed Annie Turner to the newly-created post of Editor of IoT Now Transport. (more…)

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If you’re feeling connected car sick maybe a dose of Admirals will help

Vodafone’s telematics are helping car insurer Admiral to evaluate each driver’s risk factor. Great idea, but could telematics go further to protect us? The new Admiral LittleBox is the vehicle to take us to a new age of Usage Based Insurance (UBI), they say. (more…)

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All hail to bike fleet management

Uber is a car company, right?, No, not entirely, and who knows where it’s going following its latest acquisition. Antony Savvas looks at the implications for fleet management. Uber was recently the subject of very bad news in the US, (more…)

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GDPR could spell fines for fleet management

GDPR establishes strict requirements for the way that personal data must be governed and protected. These requirements must be met for every citizen of the European Union (EU), says freelance technology writer Antony Savvas, regardless of the geographic location of the company holding this information. (more…)

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Dear car makers, we need to talk to about our relationship

I learned exactly how passionate people are for their cars when I worked in comms for the Met Police, says Nick Booth. Some drivers would issue death threats over the phone just because plod moved their Mini when it was blocking Piccadilly Circus. Mind you, the male callers could be just as bad. (more…)

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Driverless vehicles really are a matter of life or death

Failing or poorly performing technology is nothing new. Here, Antony Savvas considers the fallout for fleet management as a result of the recent autonomous Uber vehicle fatality in the US. The technology industry and the hype that surrounds it is probably not matched by any other industry. (more…)

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