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Telematics fitted to Citroen CV range

Citroën groups commercial vehicles in a new ‘Ready to Run’ range, which will have Teletrac telematics units fitted as standard in all Berlingo, Dispatch, Relay Cabs, high-specification tippers, dropsides and Luton vans. ‘Relay Ready to Run’ has been launched as the new name for Citroën’s range of Relay ready-bodied vehicles. The New Relay Ready to Run range includes high-specification tippers, […]

Telematics considered by 55% of consumers

Saving money is still the biggest factor in people taking out telematics and data-based insurance motor policies, according to new research from Consumer Intelligence. Although for over half (55%) the saving would have to be over a £100 for them to consider it. The findings also noted that over half the people questioned (53%) thought policyholders should own their driving […]

Renault-Nissan partner with The Floow

Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced a new partnership with The Floow, making it the first motor manufacturer to monetize ‘OEM’ data through The Floow Insurance Telematics scoring platform. The initiative will offer insurers scores through data originating directly from the vehicle architecture removing the need for aftermarket installations The Floow, already the trusted provider of telematics data services to the world’s […]

Police face telematics ‘skills gap’

The police face an increasingly wide ‘skills gap’ as complex connected vehicles and telematics devices become commonplace, according to leading motor fraud investigator, Asset Protection Unit (APU). Connected vehicles are rapidly becoming more prevalent and generate large quantities of data which can be used as vital clues in police investigations and as evidence in court. Up to 20% of vehicles […]

Tantalum open to Quindell takeover

Tantalum, a company owned by City financier Edi Truell, still wants to buy Quindell even though the Serious Fraud Office has launched a criminal investigation into the scandal-hit firm. Chief executive of Truell’s telematics venture Tantalum, Cedriane de Boucaud, said revelations Quindell had overstated its results would not deter her. Tantalum supplies technology which allows firms to track their vehicles […]

Admiral strikes ‘Google Earth’ deal

Insurance company Admiral has struck a deal with telematics firm Redtail that will enable it to generate a video footage of a crash using Google Earth within minutes of an accident taking place, reports the Financial Times. Under the three year contract, Admiral will supply its Plug and Drive insurance package, which will be sold through Admiral and Bell brands. […]

Wireless partnership creates telematics solution

A new partnership between two leading technology firms has resulted in the development of one of the most advanced telematics solutions available on the market. Vehicle-to-business technology provider, In-Car Cleverness, has adopted specialised cellular solutions from Novatel Wireless, a provider of wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Together with Novatel Wireless’s advanced technologies, In-Car Cleverness can now support […]

Increase in telematics policies

Newly released research by the British insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) shows a nine per cent increase in the number of live ‘black box’ telematics motor insurance policies. These types of policies can offer savings of up to 25% for careful drivers. In particular, young drivers who often struggle to find affordable cover, can save up to £1,000. BIBA surveyed the […]

eCall is cost burden for car manufacturers

Technological features of telematics devices in connected cars are evolving intelligently to capture long-term opportunities during the vehicle’s lifecycle. Integrating multiple services, such as diagnostics and effective vehicle relationship management on a single telematics platform will provide cars with the functionality of a digital wallet through an ecosystem of consumer-centric services and applications. This integration is inevitable as all European […]

RAC leads on crash detection accuracy

Independent tests have proven that RAC Telematics’ crash detection accuracy is far above current industry averages. TRL, the UK’s transport research laboratory, confirmed the crash detection accuracy of RAC Telematics in a series of controlled tests. The results show a 92% accuracy in detecting crash and non-crash events in more than 60 tests, compared to an industry average of less […]

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