Year: 2019

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20th January 2019

What will feature on the agenda of fleet managers in 2019?

While Brexit scenario-planning is unarguably having an impact particularly on larger entities as the March deadline looms ever closer, many organisations can do little more than adopt a business as usual approach, absorbing as much guidance as they can along the way, while technology in the automotive sector moves at a faster rate than ever…. Read more

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27th March 2019

The mandating of more in-car safety tech is good news – but will it really help make our roads accident-free any time soon?

Andrew Brown-Allan, Managing Director of Trak Labs The EU Commission’s call for the mandating of more in-car safety technology is undoubtedly a step in the right direction. Improving road safety has always been at the core of Trak Global Group’s ethos, and we see any opportunity for reduced road collisions and increased vehicle connectivity as… Read more

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24th January 2019

The latest ADAS of note and remarkable systems in the pipeline as showcased at CES 2019

Although misconceptions exist amongst general motorists over ‘advanced driver assistance systems’ (ADAS) indicating that a car is autonomous or ‘driverless’, as highlighted by a Euro NCAP, Global NCAP and Thatcham Research study1 late last year, such technologies have fast become part and parcel of decisions for many fleet managers. Examples of ADAS include2 adaptive cruise… Read more

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30th January 2019

Road safety snapshot with a global perspective

A core aim at the heart of Trak Global Group’s activities is playing a part in making roads safer, our portfolio including Carrot, our young driver insurance brand through which we’ve reduced accidents among the UK’s newly qualified drivers by 42%, and Appy Fleet, our at-work telematics app. With a reach encompassing fifteen countries, from… Read more

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8th February 2019

Will SUVs become less popular due to WLTP and other factors?

Over the last decade or so, sport utility vehicles of varying shapes and sizes have proliferated. The SUV became the most popular type of car across Europe by 2016, accounting for a sizeable 22%-plus market share overall, with mid-size SUV sales having mushroomed to the tune of 42% compared to the previous year. These statistics… Read more

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11th February 2019

Impressive car technology in the pipeline from OEMs and others

Striving to make their conventionally-driven cars ever safer, more engaging, efficient, and connected, manufacturers are continuously unveiling exciting technologies and features – and we take a look at the latest highlights. Smart fingerprint technology Hyundai concluded 2018 and opened 2019 with a raft of announcements and, at face value, the brand’s news regarding fingerprint technology… Read more

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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