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Trak Global Group has acquired Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc (IMS), North America’s leading insurance telematics business

The newly expanded Group will connect over half a million vehicles, have revenues of over $50m and employ around 300 people, a third of whom are based in North America. The move will also see the Group realign all its international activities within connected insurance under the IMS brand, and its services to the mobility market under the Trak Global brand.

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8th January 2019

How the UK’s landscape for potential EV adopters is increasingly making the switch more feasible

A growing symphony of voices from environmental campaign groups and infrastructure providers to car manufacturers and the government with its now-EV-only Plug-in Car Grant is clearly urging UK motorists and fleets to adopt electric vehicles without delay. UK plc has a lot of work to do to catch countries like Norway1 up, though, where plug-in… Read more

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21st December 2018

The 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

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19th December 2018

Shell’s Future of Fleet Report illustrates the exciting road ahead – with a key role for telematics

With influences ranging from the race to electrify and automate vehicles from small cars to trucks, and the simultaneous focus on adopting alternative fuels, to the proliferation of ‘big data’ and connectivity along with technologies such as on-demand transportation apps potentially changing the landscape like never before, the future of fleet is unarguably exciting. The… Read more

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4th December 2018

Mental health and driver safety in today’s technology-assisted world of fleet management

The recent report entitled ‘It’s good to talk: caring about mental health’ from Venson Automotive Solutions is extremely encouraging1, the wellbeing and safety of at-work and general drivers being at the heart of Trak Global Group’s telematics and other products and solutions. Statistics from all perspectives are unarguably humbling and motivating. Human resources personnel deal… Read more

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4th December 2018

Trak Global Group calls for telematics to be at the heart of the Government’s road safety programme

Trak Global Group, the company that provides the technology for approximately 1 in 4 young driver insurance policies in the UK, said that telematics technology must play a leading role in the government’s plans to improve road safety. Speaking after the government published its 50-point strategy to tackle road justice and protect vulnerable road users,… Read more

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27th November 2018

What impact might the PiCG’s significant reduction have on fleets and motorists?

Introduced in 2011, the government’s Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) scheme was initially welcomed by the majority of motorists, automotive and environmental bodies and other voices. At face value, as a way of nudging UK drivers into greener vehicles, there was little not to like about the original PiCG1, which reduced the price of all plug-in… Read more

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24th November 2018

Evaluating the multipronged approach to cleaning up and modernising commercial vehicles

Performance targets are ubiquitous in every corner of today’s world, from school children right through to entire governments and indeed unions like the EU – and few targets achieve such prolific coverage as those pertaining to emissions and air pollution. With all manner of localities, products and organisations under the microscope, a key area of… Read more

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18th November 2018

Spotlight on the latest statistics and initiatives as Road Safety Week 2018 arrives

Road safety is one of Trak Global Group’s primary aims and focusses, evident through our products including Carrot Insurance and Appy Fleet, and we eagerly anticipate the theme of each year’s Road Safety Week from Brake, arguably one of the UK’s leading campaign groups. A perennial debate Brake certainly works tirelessly to keep road users,… Read more

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8th October 2018

Trak Global makes two senior hires as it eyes international growth

Trak Global Group (TGG), the UK’s leading telematics technology business, has announced two senior appointments to help spearhead the company’s international expansion. Ivan Bumstead has joined the business as CFO, and Stevan Hoyle has joined the Board as a non-executive director. CEO Nick Corrie said the two appointments will add significant M&A and international experience… Read more

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25th September 2018

Carrot Insurance named in Insurance Age Top 50 Brokers

Carrot Insurance has been named one of the UK’s top 50 insurance brokers. The accolade comes from Insurance Age, a leading online insurance publication. Ed Rochfort, MD of Carrot Insurance: “It is fantastic to be recognised as one of the top 50 brokers in the UK. Telematics plays an increasingly large role in personal lines… Read more