Month: August 2017
24th August 2017The latest car safety technologies being made legally mandatory would be a hugely positive step forward
With the trickle-down effect from Formula One, growing pressure from diverse voices, public expectation and indeed regulatory law, vehicles are thankfully continuously being made safer, protecting road users and pedestrians alike. Over 1,700 people were killed in British road collisions in 2015 and we wholeheartedly agree with Volvo’s Vision 20201 and Continental’s Vision Zero2 strategies,… Read more
21st August 2017Trak Global CEO nominated for Tech Champion of the Year Award
Nick Corrie, CEO of TGG, has been shortlisted in the Insurance Times Tech Champion of the Year Award. The winner is determined by a vote within the insurance industry and will be announced at the Insurance Times Tech and Innovation Awards in London in 14 September. Nick, who founded the business with colleagues Alan Cottrill… Read more
15th August 2017Trak 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 2017Exploring 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
8th August 2017Chewing 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
9th August 2017Trak 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
22nd August 2017What 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
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- Trak Global Group has acquired Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc (IMS), North America’s leading insurance telematics business
- Emerging last-mile delivery and mobility solutions – the benefits and challenges
- Amidst the plug-in obsession, do niche alternative fuels like CNG have a future?
- The mandating of more in-car safety tech is good news – but will it really help make our roads accident-free any time soon?
- Impressive car technology in the pipeline from OEMs and others
- Will SUVs become less popular due to WLTP and other factors?