Month: November 2017

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30th November 2017

What alternative fuels are being developed and promoted for light commercial vehicles?

There are over 4 million vans on UK roads1, around a quarter of them operated by end user fleets rather than rental firms and private individuals†, and the BVRLA regularly reports high-teens growth in the LCV leasing sector2. In the report ‘UK Fleet Industry Review – April 2017’ by experteye and The University of Buckingham3,… Read more

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14th November 2017

Diesel makes something of a comeback in the race to develop viable and alternative fuels

Last week, a survey of almost 20,000 AA members revealed that a sizeable third of them are seriously contemplating switching from diesel and also petrol over to electric for their next car purchase1. Chargemaster, who will be working in close partnership with the AA, believes that the UK has “passed the tipping point for electric… Read more

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15th November 2017

Tangible and imminent mobility benefits evident in the technology revealed at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show

The 45th Tokyo Motor Show inevitably still saw a healthy lineup of the usual adrenaline-pumping supercars, sports cars, grand tourers and wacky concepts showcased, from the ultra-sleek Mazda Vision Coupe1 and throaty Subaru Viziv Performance concept2 to Suzuki’s e-Survivor3 SUV concept and Mitsubishi Electric’s Emirai 4†. As a telematics and insurance solutions group, though, what primarily piques our interest… Read more

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23rd November 2017

How fintech is shaking up banking and making life easier for consumers, businesses and specific groups throughout the world

Just as there are plenty of game-changing developments continuously happening in the automotive and insurance sectors helped by technology such as smartphones, sensors and radars combined with vast amounts of data, disruptive financial technology or ‘fintech’ is equally seeing tremendous strides being made. Banks and other financial organisations are increasingly viewing fintech pioneers less as… Read more

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23rd November 2017

Trak Global urges credit hire companies to embrace telematics or be left behind

Telematics offers credit hire companies (CHCs) a growing number of efficiency and risk management options, according to Nick Street, insurance solutions and claims manager at Trak Global Group, the UK’s number one telematics technology company. Nick was guest speaker at the Credit Hire Organisation (CHO) annual conference near Coventry, on 8 November. He briefed delegates… Read more

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20th November 2017

Trak Global partners with Giftcloud to reward good drivers

Trak Global Group (TGG), the UK’s number one telematics technology company, has signed a new partnership with leading digital rewards platform Giftcloud for its young driver brand Carrot, enabling the brand to offer their customers an unrivalled choice of rewards. Carrot MD Ed Rochfort said customers for their New Driver and Better Driver products will… Read more

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9th November 2017

How Manchester is being shaped into a smart city with a connected transport system and cleaner air in sight

‘I don’t want Greater Manchester to be just a smart city – I want it to be the smartest city’, new mayor Andy Burnham declared soon after taking office in the spring1. We take a look at the latest ‘smart’ moves in the city that our Trak Labs division is delighted to call home. Principal… Read more