Month: July 2016


22nd July 2016

Telematics can assist the 80% of UK fleets lacking sleep apnoea awareness

Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a relatively rare condition affecting around one in ten drivers in the UK and 5% of the population as a whole*. It is surprising to learn, though, that it’s more prevalent amongst people whose jobs largely comprise driving, making businesses’ lack of awareness surrounding OSAS all the more concerning…. Read more


20th July 2016

Average fleets could include 5% fewer diesel vehicles by 2021

According to the UK fleets Arval interviewed for their 2016 Corporate Vehicle Observatory (CVO) Barometer1, 86% of their vehicles run on diesel, which is unsurprising as it has long been the primary fuel for business. However, the fleet managers surveyed said that they expect their diesel reliance to fall to an average of 81% in… Read more


15th July 2016

App-based telematics can alleviate the UK’s grey fleet crisis

The ’ Grips with Grey Fleet’ report from the BVRLA and the Energy Saving Trust estimates that the UK’s public sector is responsible for almost 450,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and accounts for 1.5 billion grey fleet miles at a cost of £768 million, 74% of which is generated by NHS Trusts and local authorities…. Read more


12th July 2016

Recent Tesla fatality should not slow down driverless car development

May 7th 2016 sadly marked the world’s first motoring fatality involving a vehicle driving itself autonomously1, when Joshua Brown from Ohio was killed in his Tesla Model S. He was a well-known Tesla fan, regularly posting videos online, including one showing his car’s Autopilot mode enabling it to steer so as to avoid colliding with… Read more

14th July 2016

Trak Global marks entry into Canadian telematics sector with senior hire

Trak Global has appointed Tim Mont as head of Trak Global in Canada. Tim joins the business from RSA, where he was director of operations and sales support, telematics, for RSA Canada. Bob Skerrett, MD Trak Global Insurance said: “I am delighted Tim has joined our senior team. He will oversee our entry into the… Read more

25th July 2016

Tim Holliday to advise Trak Global on insurer partnerships and mass market telematics.

Tim Holliday, the former Zurich UK personal lines MD and chief underwriting officer, has joined telematics technology company Trak Global as a non-executive director.