Category: Mobility News

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22nd August 2017

What 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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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

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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

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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

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8th April 2017

Fleet drivers and managers encouraged to heed tyre pressure monitoring warnings after a 212% rise in TPMS-related MoT failures

As with pretty much all automotive technology features, whether relating to entertainment or, more importantly, safety, it was the sports and luxury car sector that had the first bite at tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) back in 1986, with the Porsche 9591. Car historians unanimously agree that the 959 was a technological tour de force,… Read more

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18th April 2017

As JLR and Shell introduce in-car cashless fuel payment tech, we look at the trends and implications

If one happens to be in a hurry, it’s immensely frustrating to trot over to a fuel station shop only to encounter a seemingly stagnant queue, with ‘pay-at-the-pump’ card payment facilities not offered at many forecourts, including those run by major players. Convenience is king in today’s connected world, and even back in 2012 when… Read more

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29th March 2017

Geneva Motor Show 2017 tech that caught our attention

Geneva is widely known for an array of heart-racing automotive exotica on show from hypercar manufacturers like Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Pugani and electric-touting newcomers like Rimac, but as an innovative telematics and insurance solutions company whose staff live and breathe big data and the internet of things, it’s the tech announcements that primarily get us salivating,… Read more

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16th March 2017

Gold for Appy Fleet and Skanska at the Fleet Awards

Appy Fleet, the division of Trak Global Group that provides app-based telematics products for business drivers around the world, was a gold sponsor at the prestigious Fleet News Awards on 15 March. The event, in its 29th year, took place in the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Appy Fleet sponsored the Safe Fleet category, which… Read more

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28th March 2017

Could the UK cope with a surge in EVs?

Several major European cities have laudably been playing the clean air tune for some time and now a growing number of voices here in the UK including London Mayor Sadiq Khan1, Go Ultra Low2 plus the BVRLA3 and its rental and leasing members are increasingly ratcheting up the case for ditching diesel in favour of… Read more

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16th March 2017

A unique look at the hybrid cars currently on the market

Certain organisations such as local councils, charities and tourist attractions may well be increasingly seen tootling around in fully electric cars from the diddy Renault Twizy through to the medium-size e-Golf, electric vans like the Nissan e-NV200 and even the occasional Tesla Model S, but for many entities, so-called ‘range anxiety’ as well as the… Read more