Driving change


1st June 2017

Appy Fleet named as a Leading Global Innovator in 2017 Disrupt 100

Appy Fleet, the app-based telematics tool developed by Trak Global Group, has been selected as one of the top 100 ventures with the potential to disrupt markets globally. Disrupt 100 is an index compiled by Tällt Ventures, a global data intelligence and innovation company, celebrating the ventures with the most potential to influence, change or… Read more


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


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


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


6th June 2017

Luxury vehicle rental firms increasingly targeted by criminal gangs

A mere few weeks ago, a six-figure Bentley Continental GT was stolen by a Dutch car rental company’s seemingly bona fide customer. The thief wasted no time in driving across into Germany and then on to Denmark, before ending up in Lithuania, where the tracking signal was lost. The case was highlighted by Dr Ken… Read more


31st May 2017

How connected autonomous vehicles and Mobility as a Service will help ease the UK’s mental health landscape and potentially boost employment

Pick up a newspaper, browse any number of websites or switch on the TV and it won’t be long before an article relating to mental health will come into view, as the subject is regularly debated here in the UK at the moment. Poor mental health amongst van drivers As a telematics, vehicle tracking and… Read more


19th May 2017

With brownouts from EV clusters still a concern following charging trials could solar power be a key solution?

It’s fascinating to learn of the various electric vehicle charging and ownership trials already in the bag, currently under way and in the pipeline here in the UK, where wannabe participants typically scramble to get their names down with Black Friday levels of determination. Cynics might pipe up pointing out that human nature always helps… 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


14th May 2017

The latest headlines in Big Data across diverse industries

As a company immersed in data and technology, we are always excited to see what fascinating developments are coming to fruition in other sectors thanks to the ever-enhancing collection and analysis of big data. Here are the news stories that caught our eye this time around. Seed breeding In the US states of Iowa and… Read more


10th May 2017

Trak Global named in Greater Manchester Fastest 50

Trak Global Group (TGG), the telematics technology company headquartered in Crewe, has been named as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Greater Manchester area, according to law firm Ward Hadaway’s Greater Manchester Fastest 50 for 2017. The award, which comes shortly after TGG was named in March as one of the top… Read more


27th April 2017

How cameras, sensors and crowdsourced data are helping combat potholes

Along with soap operas, gardening, football and most definitely the ever-changing weather, another topic that crops up more and more in British conversations is that of potholes, a ubiquitous blight causing plenty of damage, expense, injury and even death. Potholes are something that all motorists, cyclists and people who travel by public transport can relate… Read more

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