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There are now estimated to be more than six million lone workers in the UK, a number that has been steadily rising for several years.  Technological advances such as smartphones and communications technology in recent years has revolutionised the way in which we work, enabling remote connection to business networks that allow more and more of us to work from home.  It’s not just those who work from home that are considered to be lone workers.  Automation of processes, combined with a 24 hour lifestyle has led to more people working in business premises alone and outside of normal working...
Here at Interactive Communications we’ve been bringing you the latest news on the Internet of Things (IoT) for quite some time now.  The Internet of Things is a term that we’re using to describe the interconnection of identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing Internet structure.  The IoT is bringing us an enhanced connectivity of services, systems and devices that go beyond machine to machine (M2M) communications and will eventually result in the automation of nearly everything.  It’s already predicted that by the year 2020 a massive 50 billion devices will be on the the IoT...
Telematics technology is changing the way in which we drive and it’s predicted that the innovative solutions available will make Britain’s roads safer in the future.  We’re likely to see a steady decrease in the number of accidents in the coming years, which is surely good news for us here in the UK.  For fleet owners there are numerous benefits to be enjoyed from installing telematics solutions in vehicles and using the data gathered to improve business and lower costs.   Take a look at some of the advantages telematics technology delivers to fleet owners and managers: Monitoring the...
Here at Interactive Communications, we aim to give our visitors a website that offers some really useful information on the Telematics industry – we believe that providing you with timely 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 date 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...
The telematics industry seems to be expanding at a rate of knots as an increasing number of us turn to technology in order to make both our businesses and our lives easier.  Modern technology is changing the ways in which we work, live and play and this is particularly true of driving.  In vehicles telematics solutions are becoming more popular with both private drivers and fleet owners as they realise the benefits to be reaped from installing vehicle tracking devices.  The benefits to private drivers come in the form of lower insurance premiums as drivers adopt safer driving techniques which...
Telematics are on the increase worldwide and here in the UK there’s been a dramatic rise in the number of telematics systems fitted in vehicles.  Fleet owners have been reaping the benefits of using data garnered via telematics systems in order to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs while private motorists often opt for a telematics system to reap the benefits of lower insurance premiums.  Whoever you are and whatever your reason for opting to have a telematics system fitted to your vehicle/s, getting everything installed properly by professional installation engineers is absolutely...
If you’re a fleet owner, you’re sure to have heard of telematics and how much of a difference it can make to your business.  It doesn’t matter what sector you actually operate in, if vehicles are used in your value chain, then there will be challenges ahead when it comes to updating your fleet and investing in digital technologies.  Here are some tips that managers can use to make their fleet more effective in the future. Integration, Integration, Integration Many organisations make the mistake of using disparate fleet management systems which can lead to a significant waste of both fleet...
Here at Interactive Communications, we aim to give our visitors a website that offers a useful information on the Telematics sector – we believe that providing you relevant information on a regular basis is the best way to give you some added value as a visitor to our website.  As such we 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 let us know and we will do our...
It’s been proven that increased speeds mean increased casualties so it’s rather surprising that the speed limit for HGVs on dual carriageways was recently increased.  There was plenty of debate around this issue and road safety charities have dubbed this a short sighted move, claiming that it is likely to lead to an increase in deaths, serious injuries and extra costs.  These new regulations came into force on April 6th with speed limits for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes increasing from 40 mph to 50 mph on single carriageways and from 50 mph to 60 mph on dual carriageways.  However, the new speed...
Here in the UK we have some pretty stringent health and safety legislation that is designed to protect people in the workplace.  This means that every employer has a duty of care towards employees which covers a wide range of initiatives that can be taken to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of staff.  By law employers are responsible for health and safety management and must do everything that is reasonably practicable to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who may be affected by their business.  Employers must make sure that workers and others...

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