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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

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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

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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

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8th August 2017

Chewing the fat over the plan to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2040

It’s unarguable that decisive moves need to be made to improve air quality for current and future generations here in the UK, against a backdrop of an estimated 40,000 premature deaths1 occurring annually as a result of illegal levels of toxic air pollution, which also has a cost in economic terms. The government’s announcement Private… Read more

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23rd July 2017

The many benefits and few slight catches over ADAS featuring in increasing numbers of car and commercial fleets

We’re as delighted as most organisations to have witnessed the proliferation of advanced driver assistance systems – or ADAS – over the last few years, contributing heavily to making our roads safer until fully autonomous vehicles and their prerequisite infrastructure arrive. New ADAS technologies are emerging all the time but core functionalities include adaptive cruise… Read more

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18th July 2017

Could parking frustrations be hindering the UK economy?

Have a guess at how many working days the average UK motorist wastes each year hunting for parking spaces? According to a survey by traffic update provider, Inrix, the answer startlingly tots up to just shy of six business days – 44 hours to be precise. In London, the figure actually comes to a whopping… Read more

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11th July 2017

Trak Global Group in the news after calling on policymakers to investigate how telematics can help combat terrorism

Trak Global Group (TGG) has been in the news after calling on policymakers to sponsor a discussion on the role telematics technology could play in countering crime and terrorism, following attacks on the public by terrorists using vehicles. The Times interviewed TGG director Andrew Brown-Allan for the story, written by transport correspondent Graeme Paton. Andrew… Read more

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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

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23rd June 2017

What’s the latest in the world of autonomous vehicles?

Whether you’re someone who agrees with views like those of The Scotsman’s Jim Duffy1 who perceives that “this driverless cars malarkey is coming to a road near you faster than you think” or you’re a little more sceptical, aligned with someone like Chris Spear2, president of the American Trucking Association, who recently stated that autonomous… Read more

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19th June 2017

A realistic outlook on how UK fleets will likely change during the next few years amidst growing pressure to adopt AFVs

Europe is unified on few topics in the current Brexit climate, but reducing air pollution as rapidly as possible is one of them. Athens and Madrid recently stood shoulder to shoulder at the C40 conference1 alongside Paris to announce their plans to make diesel cars and vans things of the past on their respective roads… Read more

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11th June 2017

Eye tests, iPhones, lease maintenance packages and Data Protection – a day in the life of a fleet manager

The UK’s fleet managers are working harder than ever at a time when more and more automotive technology, legislation, safety initiatives and other challenges are appearing on the radar. Okay, it’s fair to say that being able to consolidate all vehicular, driver and other data in a centralised fleet management system takes at least some… Read more

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