Category: Telematics News


12th December 2017

The escalation in ‘relay’ vehicle theft is a concern for rental and other fleets, but simple deterrents along with more advanced solutions will hopefully result in a decline

Much to the delight of scores of private and business motorists, most manufacturers offer keyless entry for some or all of the models in their ranges, with 95% of European car brands, for example, featuring the technology. ‘Smart key’ entry can be traced back to the early nineties when the Chevrolet Corvette boasted an early… Read more


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


12th September 2017

Forecasting realistic fuel consumption and spend should now be more achievable for fleets and motorists following the introduction of new European tests

Attempting to achieve an average combined miles per gallon or ‘MPG’ figure closely resembling the one published by a car’s manufacturer has historically felt like a tall order that actually seems impossible for certain makes and models. With economy an important influencing factor for many motorists these days, plenty are left irked by the seemingly… Read more


1st September 2017

Trak Global technologies help police swiftly recover a stolen prestige vehicle

Until more recent times it wouldn’t be uncommon for a car owner to be unaware of the exact time at which their vehicle was stolen if the theft occurred during the night. Much head-scratching would typically ensue, the driver plus any other occupants or neighbours trying to recall if they heard anything and subconsciously remember… Read more


22nd August 2017

What fleet trends are illustrated in the Arval Corporate Vehicle Observatory Barometer report for 2017?

Each year, wide-ranging companies and other organisations eagerly await the publication of Arval’s latest Barometer from its Corporate Vehicle Observatory, a neutral knowledge-sharing platform for fleet managers from private and public companies small to large, fleet owners and lessors, OEM vehicle manufacturers and the media. After interviewing 3,487 fleet stakeholders from across the UK for… Read more


15th August 2017

Trak Global welcomes motorway learners and urges government to do more for young drivers

Trak Global Group, the UK’s leading telematics technology company, has welcomed the government’s announcement that learner drivers will be allowed to drive on motorways from 2018. Andrew Brown-Allan, Trak Global’s Group Marketing Director, believes drivers would benefit from a broader driver education. “This is a welcome step forward and will encourage young people to build… Read more


14th August 2017

Exploring the wide-ranging uses of geo-fencing technology

We made the headlines1 recently when the media discussed potential ways of minimising the future risk of vehicles once again being utilised by terrorists in a similar way to the attacks in Stockholm, Berlin, London and a few days ago in Paris involving a hire car. Andrew Brown-Allan, director of our technology incubator, Trak Labs,… Read more


9th August 2017

Trak Global announces financing deal and restructuring

Trak Global Group (TGG) has announced a senior debt financing deal with HSBC and a new group structure, as the UK’s leading telematics and UBI (usage-based insurance) provider positions itself for the next phase of growth, which includes turning its attention to Europe and North America. TGG chief executive Nick Corrie explained that the new… Read more


3rd July 2017

Trak Global calls for telematics to be used in the fight against terrorism

Trak Global Group (TGG), the Cheshire-based telematics technology company, has urged policymakers and law enforcement agencies to partner with the sector and explore how telematics could help prevent terrorist outrages, where a vehicle is hijacked and driven into crowds of people. Andrew Brown-Allan, director of Trak Labs, the company’s research division, explained there is potential… Read more


17th May 2017

Telematics can play a key role in reversing the sharp increase in motoring fines among business drivers

Lex Autolease, the UK’s largest vehicle leasing and fleet management company, regularly publishes insightful research relating to many different aspects of business motoring – and its latest findings1 will be of concern to some fleet managers. Following a study involving over 350,000 business vehicles throughout the UK, Lex has identified that company car and van… Read more

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