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New ridehailing business Alto selects Bestmile technology to manage and optimise first-of-its-kind mobility experience

Bestmile, a mobility services platform used to plan, manage, and optimise autonomous and human-driven vehicle fleets, reports that Alto, a new Dallas-based ridehailing business, will launch the first phase of its service next week, with on-demand rides managed by Bestmile’s Mobility Services Platform. (more…)

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Healthy growth and plenty of M&A activity on the European fleet management solution market

IoT analyst firm Berg Insight has once again taken the temperature on the European fleet management market. Numerous interviews with the leading market players have showed that the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe was 7.7 million in Q4-2017. (more…)

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The installed base of fleet management systems in Europe will reach 15.6mn by 2022

The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe was 7.7 million in Q4-2017, according to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight. (more…)

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Why blockchain is a fleet management solution

Blockchain technology is highly secure, because data cannot be lost during interactions, and transparent, as anyone can read what is stored on the ledger. These traits make it well-suited to vehicle fleet management applications and a perfect partner for low power wireless access networks, says Aaron Wagener, COO, MXC Foundation. (more…)

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Telit GE310-GNSS IoT module caters to sustained european demand for GSM/GPRS compact form factors

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), announced the GE310-GNSS, the first IoT module with GSM/GPRS, multi-constellation satellite positioning and Bluetooth functionality, all in a 270 mm2 form factor. (more…)

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Carbon fibre harvests vehicles’ kinetic energy

A key challenge for automotive manufacturers is the need to reduce weight in order to extend the driving distance per battery charge. But at the same time safety cannot be compromised: electrical vehicles need to comply with established standards, particularly those involving frontal crashes. (more…)

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The first and final miles are key to sustainable retail

There are two critical aspects of the logistics process – the first mile and final miles. How efficiently and seamlessly retailers manage these two essential aspects of the supply chain is key to their survival, according to research from Zetes. (more…)

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Automated cars teach us about data’s role in other autonomous markets

Phil Scone, director, digital strategy and solutions, ISG, says that although autonomous cars have polarised public opinion, we should regard them as an interesting case study of the role of data in technological advances. (more…)

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Cars are the next battleground for entertainment and communications

As the automotive and entertainment worlds continue to converge, with next generation driving technology firmly at the wheel, Mike Fisher, associate director, Futuresource Consulting, explains there is no doubt that the car is the next entertainment and communications battleground. (more…)

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Twilio wants to run over the Red Flag wavers of app development

It’s hard to make apps for connected cars, because there is no mass market. There’s a mass market of cars and mass demand for apps. However, the highway code of the mobile internet superhighway varies dramatically, says Nick Booth, as no two mobile networks have the same set of traffic signals. (more…)

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