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Telematics is an accepted part of modern life and it’s a technology that’s predicted to change the way we live, work and play in the future. There are so many applications for telematics that the technology is being used in an increasing number of industries. Telematics mashes up wireless devices with black box technology so that data can be transferred to a system or an organisation in real time. Telematics technology is already revolutionising the motor industry with a range of different features that can be added to the use of vehicles. Smart use of technology can improve in car safety and...
Businesses in the UK that employ lone workers have some additional responsibilities when it comes to duty of care. It’s no longer enough to get an update on where they’re supposed to be and the odd phone call to confirm this. Organisations or managers with responsibility for lone workers need to demonstrate a relevant duty of care and protection towards their employees, including those who are field based, on the road, work in the community, carry out home visits or work outside normal hours. There are currently more than 4 million lone workers in the UK and employers are legally bound to...
Here at Interactive Communications, we aim to give our visitors a website that offers a wealth of useful information on the Telematics industry – we want to provide our readers with timely and relevant information as we believe this is the best way to give you some added value on a regular basis.  As part of our offerings, we’ve decided to publish a monthly News Roundup for the Telematics industry so our readers can keep up to speed with what’s going on in this sector in one convenient place.  Let us know what you think about this News Roundup by email and if there is anything you’d like us...
Over the past twenty years we’ve seen so many changes in the way in which we live our lives that are due in the most part to progress in technology.  Technology has been changing the way we work and live and one of the most widespread new technological advances is in the field of telematics.  The application of telematics is widespread and touches our lives in so many different ways as it’s a technology that’s used for so many different purposes.  Telematics enables wireless devices to connect with black box technology to transmit information to a system or to an organisation in real time. ...
We all get a bit sick of seeing Christmas cards and decorations in the shops on the High Street well in advance of the big day.  It often feels as if summer’s barely over when the shelves start getting stocked with all the festive goodies and it feels as if Christmas is getting rammed down our throats much too early.  However, for the shrewd fleet operator/manager, early planning is essential if you want to make sure that you’re on the ball with delivery operations in the run up to Christmas.  Forward planning is the only way to make sure that you have adequate capacity to handle the busiest...
We’ve come across some worrying news about the smart home market recently when it comes to US consumer demand for smart homes and the barriers to widespread adoption.  It seems that the smart home market is stuck in the doldrums right now as it struggles to pass the early adopter stage and move on to the mass market adoption phase.  Several barriers which prevent mass market adoption have been identified, including: The high price of devices Long device replacement cycles Limited consumer demand (at present) Smart home devices are expensive and when this fact is combined with limited...
We’ve already outlined several times just how many business benefits in vehicle telematics can bring to fleet owners and managers – a reduction in fuel costs and emissions as well as all the advantages of making sure your fleet of vehicles stays in tip top condition at all times.  The reporting capabilities of in vehicle solutions enables managers to identify the problem drivers and arrange the requisite training necessary to improve driver behaviour.  That’s just one side of the coin, however.  Although in vehicle telematics solutions are popular with the fleet owners and managers, it can be...
As we reported last week, the increase in demand for connected vehicles is likely to bring radical changes to the automotive industry. This is a huge opportunity for car makers but there are several issues in the traditional automotive industry that will need to be addressed as connected cars become reality on our roads. Here are some of the challenges that are likely to be faced in the coming years: Cars take longer to develop than smart phones so the difference in lifecycles will have an impact on factors such as the operating system, new applications and upgrades. These are all provided...
Here at Interactive Communications for some time now we’ve been bringing you the latest news on connected vehicles – that is vehicles that are connected to the Internet.  The increase in demand for these “smart cars” will lead to most vehicles being connected within the next decade and web-linked cars represent the next digital frontier.  This means that the auto industry will be looking at methods of attracting tech-savvy younger customers in the coming years.  Web-linked cars are not just about updating your Facebook or Twitter status while driving to work – in fact, if you’re the one...
Here at Interactive Communications, we want to provide our readers with a website that offers a wealth of information on the Telematics sector – we believe that providing you with useful and relevant information is the best way to give you some added value on a regular basis.  As part of our offerings, we’ve decided to publish a monthly News Roundup for the Telematics industry so our readers can keep up to speed with what’s going on in this sector in one convenient place.  Let us know what you think about this News Roundup by email and if there is anything you’d like us to cover, then please...

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