Fleet Management

Volvo Developing Electric Truck Charging Infrastructure
8th November 2018

Volvo Developing Electric Truck Charging Infrastructure

Volvo is developing electric truck charging infrastructure with an EV charging tech maker. Volvo Trucks is collaborating with Greenlots on chargers for trucks operating out of Southern Californian warehouses. The...

Ericsson Developing Electric Connected Autonomous Trucks
8th November 2018

Ericsson Developing Electric Connected Autonomous Trucks

Ericsson is collaborating with a Swedish AV start-up and a telco to develop all-electric autonomous trucks with 5G connectivity. The company is working with Einride and Telia at a...

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2nd November 2018

AT&T & Daimler Partner on Connected Trucks, Fleet Services

AT&T is bringing its Detroit Connect telematics and fleet management platform to Daimler trucks in Europe and Australia.

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Fleet Managers Give UK Budget Mixed Reception
30th October 2018

Fleet Managers Give UK Budget Mixed Reception

Two fleet management trade organizations have responded in contrasting ways to UK Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget. The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) praised Hammond for saying he...

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Fleet Manager, Telematics Maker Launching Single-Unit Hardware
30th October 2018

Fleet Manager, Telematics Maker Launching Single-Unit Hardware

A fleet services company is partnering with a telematics maker to launch a device they claim fulfills fleet managers’ services every requirement in one unit. SmartDrive Systems and Geotab...

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Insurer, Telematics Company Partner for Driver Monitoring Tech
29th October 2018

Insurer, Telematics Company Partner for Driver Monitoring Tech

An insurance telematics maker is joining forces with an underwriter to launch a product that claims to allow fleet managers to monitor their drivers’ behavior. Niche underwriter AmeriTrust is...

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‘Cost-Cutting’ Electric Van Enters Production
19th October 2018

‘Cost-Cutting’ Electric Van Enters Production

An automotive tech company is developing an electric van that it claims can save fleet managers money. Workhorse Group says its Workhorse NGEN-1000 van is now in production. It...

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Alliance Claims Platform Can Widen Telematics Adoption
16th October 2018

Alliance Claims Platform Can Widen Telematics Adoption

An automotive industry alliance has developed a platform it claims can enable incorporation of telematics systems into vehicles previously unequipped for them. Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a Linux Foundation...

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16th October 2018

Volvo Trials Alexa For Fleet Managers

Volvo has begun trialing voice activated in-cab personal assistants specifically aimed at the fleet operator. The automaker is testing Amazon Alexa as a way of activating its Volvo Fleet...

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Government Trials V2I “Corridor” in South-East UK
15th October 2018

Government Trials V2I “Corridor” in South-East UK

The UK government has demonstrated a “corridor” within a major south-eastern highway that it’s equipping for V2I communications to major automotive industry figures. The Department for Transport, in cooperation...

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Survey: Sustainability, Cost Biggest Fleet Electrification Motivations
12th October 2018

Survey: Sustainability, Cost Biggest Fleet Electrification Motivations

A study has found concerns about cost are nearly as big motivations as those around the environment in company managers’ decisions to electrify their fleets. GreenBiz and UPS’ Curve...

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MiX Claims Telematics Will Improve Driver Safety
4th October 2018

MiX Claims Telematics Will Improve Driver Safety

MiX Telematics has agreed to provide its technology to an unnamed North American FMCG company. It claims this will improve company drivers’ safety. The tech being deployed includes MiX...

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