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Telematics is a subject that is hitting the headlines on a regular basis here in Britain and worldwide with so many new developments that it can be difficult to keep up with what’s going on.  Here at Interactive Communications, we aim to keep our finger on the pulse so that we can offer our readers the very latest industry news.  With this in mind, we publish a regular news roundup once a month.  Please let us know by email what you think of the news we cover and if you come across an interesting story that we haven’t picked up on, then please let us know.  News agency Reuters reported that...
Lone workers are on the increase here in the UK as more and more business systems are streamlined in order to reduce operational costs.  Lone workers work by themselves without any direct supervision and are considered a particularly vulnerable group of workers.  While employers are required by law to identify and deal with any health and safety risks before allowing people to work alone on their premises, there is still a certain level of risk in lone working that come with the very nature of the job.  Back in September, we published an article on factors for lone workers (and their...
Last week, Las Vegas staged the largest International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in history, attracting more than 170,000 people to the gambling capital of the world.  Among the exciting topics covered were 4K TVs, wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT).  There were some weird and wonderful gadgets on display, including wearables for pets, garden sensors and trainers for gamers (interactive trainers sporting a functional game feature with lights and sound action), but the top 11 tech trends of the CES were listed as follows: The Internet of Things The car is the new supercomputer...
We now live in the Digital Age with rapid advancements in technology changing the way we live, changing our homes, changing our workplaces and changing our vehicles.  2014 saw an unprecedented level of progress in the telematics industry which is one of the fastest growing sectors at present.  In our last news report we looked at some of the most important developments in telematics that took place in 2014 and promised to bring you some of the predictions for how telematics will have even more of an impact in the coming year.  Surprisingly, one of the industries that is most likely to change...
Telematics is the name of the game in this new era of connected technology.  We’re living in the Digital Age and rapid advancements in technology are changing our lives, changing our homes, changing our workplaces and changing our vehicles.  2014 saw an unprecedented level of progress in the telematics industry which is growing fast.  We’re taking a look today at some of the most important developments in telematics over the past year. As far as the vehicle insurance industry is concerned, today’s motor insurance policies are based predominantly on a driver’s personal profile and past driving...
It’s the busiest time of the year with Christmas this week – busy in our cities and towns as people rush around buying last minute gifts or stocking up on Christmas treats to eat.   With so many people out and about, it’s also the busiest time of the year on our roads here in the UK and it’s estimated that journeys around Christmas time take twice as long as they would at any other time of the year.  Inrix, the company that provides traffic and travel data for radio stations in the UK also provides the data for live sat-nav systems and they’ve compiled a list of the busiest days based on...
Over the past couple of decades the UK has become a 24 hour society, with the transition being felt in many sectors.  With more of us working full time, we need shops and facilities to open later so that we can organise our busy lives in the time we have off work.  With so many of us needing services to be available 24/7, this means that many more of us these days are working nights.  It used to be that night work was the preserve of a limited section of society, emergency services, public transportation and shift workers in the manufacturing industries.  At one time if you ran out of...
Here at Interactive Communications we keep a close eye on all development in the telematics industry so that we can keep you up to date with what’s going on – all the latest news and views that allow you to keep your finger on the pulse.  We’ve already written about how important it is to attend industry events and one of the most important events for the telematics industry was the Internet of Things World Forum 2014 which took place a couple of weeks ago in London. First of all, what is the Internet of Things?  This is the term now used to describe the interconnection of uniquely...
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 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 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...
November 10th and 11th saw Europe’s largest and most influential business conference and exhibition for the connected car industry.  This year’s event was the largest ever with more than a thousand industry executives in attendance as people flocked to see for themselves the cutting edge offerings in this relatively new sector.  Telematics Munich claims to be the “only place where you can witness the conversations that will change the face of mobility in Europe” and certainly proved popular with the press. The two day event attracted industry leaders galore and Day One’s keynote speaker was...

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