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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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30th April 2018

Trak Global Group named one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies

The Financial Times has named Trak Global Group one of the 1,000 fastest-growing companies in Europe. Trak Global is ranked 212 in the FT 1000 table, joining the likes of Deliveroo, Carwow and GoCardless. According to the Financial Times, “The FT 1000 lists the companies in 31 European countries that have achieved the highest compound… Read more

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29th April 2018

Could Bosch’s remarkable breakthrough put diesel back on the table?

Two and a half years ago, diesel emissions spiralled into the news and dominated not just motoring and consumer columns but also main headlines1. Since then, various cities across Europe and the UK have mooted plans to ban certain diesel vehicles from their streets. The media has regularly featured stories over the popular fuel’s contribution… Read more

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20th April 2018

Solid-state batteries plus earning money for generating domestic electricity boost electric cars’ appeal

Over the last few days, the UK firm OVO Energy1 unveiled a bi-directional vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric vehicle charging point that it firmly believes will contribute towards revolutionising not just motoring but also communities and the environment. Motivated by the way in which more than 90% of cars are parked at any one time, which for… Read more

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9th April 2018

What’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

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3rd April 2018

How is the new WLTP emissions test already having an impact on fleets?

Over the last few decades, it’s fair to say that very few private and at-work motorists will have seen their vehicles achieve or exceed the ‘MPG’ figures cited in manufacturers’ marketing and other material. Why this traditional disparity between published and real-world MPG and CO2 figures? Putting individuals’ driving styles to one side, a significant… Read more

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29th March 2018

Trak 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

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20th March 2018

Geneva 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

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20th March 2018

Geneva 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

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19th March 2018

The de-fleet process’ changing landscape and what today’s fleet managers need to balance

While contract hire, commonly referred to as leasing, remains the most widely utilised method for fleet vehicle acquisition, a healthy chunk of organisations still purchase their cars and vans outright. The document ‘UK Fleet Industry Review April 2017’ produced by experteye and the University of Buckingham puts the UK’s latest figures at 53% for contract… Read more

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15th March 2018

Reflecting on the latest batch of statistics involving the use of mobile phones while driving

March 2017 saw tougher measures introduced in a bid to more swiftly reduce the dangerous habit of using a mobile phone while driving. Anyone caught since that date technically faces a £200 fine and 6 licence penalty points – double the previous sanctions. Do it a second time and disqualification looms large. How do other… Read more