Just about all fleet owners and companies have GPS tracking for vehicle dispatching purposes these days but Geotab has just taken that concept much further. It's newly announced Active Tracking Telematics product provides a more granular view of driver and vehicle actions in real time, akin to "viewing the vehicle from a traffic helicopter."
Trimble, a provider of GPS and navigation devices, has added an app to its FieldMaster mobile suite, which enables managers to have visibility into their fleet and mobile workers from their mobile device while on the go.
While some Internet of Things applications require wireless connectivity, such as fleet management and drone use, not all IoT devices have wireless connectivity. But they should, according to the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina.
Car repair chain Meineke is teaming with Fleetmatics to offer free service at a local Meineke shop to small businesses that use Fleetmatics' cloud-based fleet management platform.
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Competition for customers and regulatory requirements are driving firms to track vehicles and mobile workers through the use of telematics, ABI Research observes.
The construction industry is increasingly adding telematics systems to equipment, notes ABI Research.
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The global telematics market is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 22.7 percent through 2016, according to the latest stats from TechNavio.
Mid-sized commercial fleet operators are concerned about the compatibility and flexibility of telematics supplied by original equipment manufacturers, a survey by Strategy Analytics found.