Category: International News
21st December 2018The latest OEM strides, statistics and governmental moves in the race to clean up vehicular emissions
With a swathe of voices and hearts ranging from governments, global corporations and NGOs to smaller campaign groups and sympathetic individuals having set their hopes on the 2015 Paris Agreement to irreversibly begin reducing CO2 emissions, short-term wishes were significantly dampened earlier this month. Many hoped that the 1.6% increase in global carbon emissions during… Read more
9th April 2018What’s new in the world of big data? We round up some remarkable developments
Away from recent negative headlines surrounding how a small number of companies may have used the world’s largest social media platform to influence elections, ‘big data’ continues to be harnessed in a wide variety of very positive ways. Big data converted into sound One of the most remarkable latest developments is the sonification of big… Read more
29th March 2018Trak Global Group launches Carrot Insurance’s New Driver in Canada
Trak Global Group, the UK’s leading telematics technology company, has launched a Carrot-branded young driver product in Canada. The smartphone app based product “Drive with Carrot”, is being exclusively distributed via InsureMy Inc., a Calgary-based insurance broker, who are a market leader in the management and delivery of data based insurance products (motor insurance is… Read more
20th March 2018Geneva 2018 – plenty of fuel for thought as manufacturers’ differing takes dilute clarity
In the first part of our Geneva International Motor Show 2018 roundup, we resisted the ridiculously fast hyper cars with predictably sensational price tags and focussed on models that will be making their way onto organisations’ fleets in the near future, along with fleet-focussed technology for today’s connected world, plus a remarkable tyre concept with… Read more
20th March 2018Geneva 2018 – models and technology of interest to fleet managers and company car drivers
Taking our customary look at the Geneva International Motor Show, widely regarded as the most important each year, what concepts, reveals, announcements and technical developments stood out in 2018 that are of particular interest to fleet managers and company car drivers? In the first part of our Geneva roundup, we look at models and technology… Read more
28th January 2018Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 roundup part 2 – technology
Exciting developments for the automotive market are naturally the primary focus for us when it comes to the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with technological advances often eventually trickling down to the vehicles driven by our fleet, young driver and other end users. In the second of our CES 2018 roundups, the emphasis is on… 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
15th November 2017Tangible and imminent mobility benefits evident in the technology revealed at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show
The 45th Tokyo Motor Show inevitably still saw a healthy lineup of the usual adrenaline-pumping supercars, sports cars, grand tourers and wacky concepts showcased, from the ultra-sleek Mazda Vision Coupe1 and throaty Subaru Viziv Performance concept2 to Suzuki’s e-Survivor3 SUV concept and Mitsubishi Electric’s Emirai 4†. As a telematics and insurance solutions group, though, what primarily piques our interest… Read more
23rd November 2017How fintech is shaking up banking and making life easier for consumers, businesses and specific groups throughout the world
Just as there are plenty of game-changing developments continuously happening in the automotive and insurance sectors helped by technology such as smartphones, sensors and radars combined with vast amounts of data, disruptive financial technology or ‘fintech’ is equally seeing tremendous strides being made. Banks and other financial organisations are increasingly viewing fintech pioneers less as… Read more
23rd September 20172017 Frankfurt Motor Show roundup – Part 2: Future fleet favourites
In the first instalment of our roundup of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) as it’s formally known, we looked at exciting announcements and unveilings in the technology, mechanical and mobility arenas. This time, we run through the highlights when it comes to vehicles, from the perspective of fleets and models that… Read more
- May 2019 (3)
- April 2019 (5)
- March 2019 (1)
- February 2019 (2)
- January 2019 (6)
- December 2018 (5)
- November 2018 (3)
- October 2018 (1)
- September 2018 (2)
- July 2018 (1)
- June 2018 (1)
- May 2018 (4)
- Trak Global Group has acquired Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc (IMS), North America’s leading insurance telematics business
- The interaction of autonomous vehicles with their surroundings – what do the present and future look like?
- 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?