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Mercedes-Benz Vans will now allow driver behavior monitoring on all new Sprinter and Vito Tourer

Mercedes-Benz Vans will now allow driver behavior monitoring on all new Sprinter and Vito Tourer

Mercedes-Benz Vans announced to provide its Mercedes PRO, a connected vehicle service that will allow monitoring driver behavior on all-new Sprinter and Vito Tourer as a standard model for three years. This service will be available to all the vehicles manufactured since May 2019, besides this, it can be also …

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Who gets more distracted: older driver vs. younger driver?

Who gets more distracted: older driver vs. younger driver?

According to the latest study conducted by the University of Utah in conjunction with the  AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to find the connection between the rapid increase in technology and older drivers. The findings show that the drivers ranging from 55 to 75 took 4.7 to 8.6 seconds longer to …

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Russia-Chinese cooperation: Using GLONASS and BeiDou for peaceful purposes

Russia-Chinese cooperation: Using GLONASS and BeiDou for peaceful purposes

On July 26th, Russia passed a law named “On ratification of the agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the use of GLONASS and Beidou global navigation satellite systems for peaceful purposes” which approves the cooperation of …

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What considerations should be made before choosing lift axle?

What considerations should be made before choosing lift axle?

Lift axles can be defined as non-powered axle which can be moved up when the truck is partially loaded or empty, which when installed ahead of driving tandem axles is called ‘pusher’ and if it’s behind it’s a ‘tag’.  Lift axle suspensions either uses airbags or steel springs to raise …

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How to prepare your business for telematics roll out?

How to prepare your business for telematics roll out?

Where telematics has become a crucial tool in the fleet toolbox, then implementation of telematics should not be taken lightly or rushed. Owing to the fact that this game-changing technology provides valuable insight into fleet operations ranging from vehicle health to driver behavior, driving efficiency, and bottom-line savings we should …

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The future of aftermarket factory-installed telematics

Through the years, we have seen it’s been a common practice for the fleet to implement the telematics system as an aftermarket option through the installation on vehicle’s onboard diagnostics (OBD-II) port but recently a new path is gaining momentum. A new trend which has been observed is where vehicle …

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Toyota claims to enhance the solar efficiency of Prius PHV by 34%

Toyota claims to enhance the solar efficiency of Prius PHV by 34%

Toyota, in partnership with Sharp and Japanese national research organization NEDO, has announced a testing project on a previously launched Japan-exclusive Prius PHV aka Prius Prime in the U.S.A.  According to an official statement of Toyota, the goal is “to assess the effectiveness of improvements in cruising range and fuel …

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The ROI of Telematics: an investment that keeps on paying

Telematics, when implemented and used properly, can cause transformational effects in your organization. Organizations that have integrated the telematics, not only reports its cost-effectiveness but the positive reduction in risk and increased productivity. The cost of telematics has pertained to the hardware, the installation of this hardware, the monthly subscription …

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