Month: December 2017
22nd December 2017Should rear daytime running lights be made mandatory if drivers and pedestrians face increased risks during winter months and in the dark?
As with everything in life, darker nights have their pros and cons. To many, it can feel irresistibly alluring to be able to close the curtains much earlier than at other times of the year and snuggle up by the fire in their PJs to watch one of the myriad streamed box sets. Large numbers… Read more
16th December 2017How is the maritime sector mirroring the automotive in reducing emissions, becoming more efficient and lessening its environmental impact in other ways?
Through our activities in providing services and solutions to car and van fleets small and large throughout the UK and other parts of the world, fuel efficiency, emissions and connected technology are key focuses, with telematics hardware and software along with bolstered training efforts and alternative powertrains helping to change driver behaviour in ways that… Read more
12th December 2017The 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
7th December 2017Having become commonplace among cars, hybrid, electric and other powertrains are now being explored for planes
This year has seen conventional non-plugin hybrid car sales leap by almost 50% in the UK1, with a smidgen short of 58,000 of them registered by the end of October 2017. Whereas fully electric cars don’t provide the mileage ranges and fast refuelling capabilities that many drivers require, hybrid cars combining a petrol or diesel… Read more
14th December 2017Trak Global Group takes Amazon Growing Business Award for the second year running
Trak Global Group, the UK’s largest telematics technology company, has scooped the Real Business Award, sponsored by Amazon, for Business of the Year 2017, this time for Mid-Sized Business. Bob Skerrett, MD of the Telematics division, said: “It is hugely satisfying to win this award. In 2016 TGG won the smaller company award, and this… Read more
11th December 2017Carrot wins ‘Claims Partner of the Year – Motor’ at Insurance Times awards
Carrot, the rewarding insurer for young drivers, has won the Insurance Times ‘Claims Partner of the Year – Motor’ award, for its work with Zurich Insurance. The Crewe-based company, which is part of the Trak Global Group, has had a strategic partnership with Zurich since 2012. Tim Spreadbury, Carrot’s Head of Claims said: “We are… Read more
6th December 2017Anglian Water wins Appy Fleet’s ‘Perfect Ten’ challenge
Drivers from Anglian Water have won the ‘Perfect Ten’ challenge competition designed by Trak Global Group’s (TGG) Appy Fleet team to promote UK Road Safety Week. Their ten best-performing drivers will receive an F1-style VIP karting experience. Andrew Brown-Allan, from TGG, explained that dozens of fleets from around the UK took part in a competition… Read more
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- Trak Global Group has acquired Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc (IMS), North America’s leading insurance telematics business
- Are traditional contract hire leases being phased out by short-term vehicle rental solutions?
- Trak Global Group celebrates triple shortlisting for prestigious international awards
- What factors influence the business case for EV adoption?
- Are fully-autonomous vehicles really likely to feature on public roads soon?
- Internal combustion engine developments of cheer for fleets and others not suited to plug-in adoption