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Israel continues to generate a big piece of the fleet action

The country has been the location of various digital fleet and driverless initiatives over the last couple of years. Antony Savvas looks at a new one that is aiming to make a big splash in the global fleet market, and another that sees a Russian web heavyweight dive into the Israeli driverless scene. (more…)

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Taoglas acquires ThinkWireless to grow in trucking, bus, off-road and motorcycle industries

Taoglas, a provider of IoT and automotive antenna and RF solutions, has completed its acquisition of ThinkWireless, Inc., an antenna provider that specialises in the design, development and production of combination antenna systems for the commercial vehicle market. (more…)

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China Urban Parking Industry Association joins Parking China 2019 event as co-organiser

The China Urban Parking Industry Association (CUPIA), an alliance of industry representatives from 17 provinces across China, will take part in Parking China 2019 as a co-organiser for the first time.  (more…)

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Public transport ITS market in Europe and North America to reach €3.3 bn by 2022

M2M/IoT market research provider, Berg Insight, has released new findings about the market for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The market value for ITS deployed in public transport operations in Europe was €1.40 billion in 2017. (more…)

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Monitored lone worker numbers in Europe and North America reached 900,000 in 2017

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the market for lone worker protection solutions and services in Europe and North America is forecasted to grow from €110 million in 2017, to reach more than €260 million in 2022. (more…)

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EE addresses SME fleet management

SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises) in any market make up the majority of businesses. So, if fleet management is going to dramatically change to a digital first environment, it has to look to them to significantly move forward. Antony Savvas considers a major initiative by EE which could drive things along with analytics, (more…)

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Ericsson apologises for telco service failures, identifies expired software certificate as main issue

Ericsson has issued a statement apologising to its customers and customers’ customers for causing a lengthy loss of all mobile data and some voice services yesterday. As we reported, a failure in Ericsson software deployed by O2 UK and SoftBank in Japan led to a day-long service outage on Thursday, December 6th.
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The true impact of electric vehicles on our energy infrastructure

Registrations of new plug-in vehicles have risen from just 3,500 in 2013 to more than 160,000 in 2018 and whilst there is still a way to go to meet government targets, adoption of alternatively fuelled vehicles shows no sign of slowing down. The benefit of growing the UK’s battery electric vehicle (BEV) fleet is clear, but what is less certain is how the world’s energy infrastructure will evolve to support the meteoric uptake of EVs. Chris Evans, deputy managing director of engineering consultancy Rolton Group, (more…)

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The installed base of fleet management systems in Australia and New Zealand will reach 1.7mn units by 2022

The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Australia and New Zealand was almost 0.8 million in Q4-2017 according to a new research report from the providing IoT analyst firm Berg Insight (more…)

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Huawei CFO arrested in Canada ‘at US request’, while Ericsson is blamed for O2 UK and Japan network fails

WEEK IN TELCO IT – Mainstream media outlets have been dominated in the last 24 hours by two telecoms-related news stories. As Jeremy Cowan reports, the China-based network systems giant, Huawei is demanding the release from detention in Canada of its CFO. Meanwhile, network operator O2, (more…)

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