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Industry insight: Fleet telematics

This special 'Industry insight' brings together TU’s comprehensive coverage of the fleet telematics sector.

Telematics, CRM and a very long-tailed proposition, part I
When telematics first entered the CRM space, it promised to greatly increase revenues for OEMs and dealerships' service departments. But, so far, there hasn't been much sign of any money. Does this mean the idea is not working? In the first of a two-part series, Brendan McNally reports. 

Telematics, CRM and a very long-tailed proposition, part II

When telematics first entered the CRM space, it promised to greatly increase revenues for OEMs and dealerships' service departments. But, so far, there hasn't been much sign of any money. Does this mean the idea is not working? In the second of a two-part series, Brendan McNally reports. 

Telematics and the future of EETS

Ten years after it was first mooted by the European Commission, a plan for a European Union-wide electronic system for the payment of tolls is only crawling forward. A scaled-back version of the plan is now trying to regain some of the lost momentum. Katka Krosnar and Siegfried Mortkowitz report.

Telematics for Fleet Management Europe 2014: Day One

Siegfried Mortkowitz reports on the highlights from day one of Telematics Update's Telematics for Fleet Management Europe 2014 conference in Amsterdam.

Telematics for Fleet Management Europe 2014: Day Two
Siegfried Mortkowitz reports on the highlights from day two of Telematics Update's Telematics for Fleet Management Europe 2014 conference in Amsterdam.

Precision agriculture: From real-time farming data to meta analysis

Susan Kuchinskas looks at how analysis and merging of data from farming equipment and other sources could improve the precision of agricultural practices – and maybe end world hunger. 

Telematics for Fleet Management USA 2013: Taking on market saturation

The U.S. fleet telematics market is approaching saturation levels, but opportunities still exist. Pádraig McGarrigle reports.

The business case for commercial telematics as a standard fit, part I

The U.S. commercial telematics market grows as smaller truck fleets adopt telematics. But standard fitment of telematics continues to flag as OEMs try to figure out the ROI and competition of third-party TSPs increases. In the first of a two-part series, Brendan McNally reports. 

Fleet telematics and the 2G phaseout

2G is on its way out in the United States and elsewhere. But should fleet managers upgrade their telematics systems now, or are they better off waiting? Jenny Neill investigates. 

Fleet telematics and satellite communications

The race to space is back on as demand for satellite broadband connectivity continues to outpace supply, with planes being a primary consideration at the moment, but fleets likely to benefit as well. Jenny Neill reports. 

Autonomous truck convoys: The question is when, not if

The grand vision of Europe's freight transport is of sleek convoys of autonomous trucks traveling along thousands of miles of "smart" roads. Siegfried Mortkowitz reports on what it will take to realize it.

Commercial telematics and the new EOBR rule: What to expect

Andrew Thompson reports on the FMCSA’s forthcoming rule on electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs), and the uncertainty it is expected to put to rest.

Brought-in devices and commercial fleets

Embedded onboard computers remain the workhorses of fleet telematics, but brought-in devices make gains. Jessica Royer Ocken reports.

New markets for fleet telematics, part I

Jan Stojaspal analyzes the key trends propelling the uptake of fleet telematics in urban buses, motor coaches, taxis, emergency vehicles, rental fleets and light commercial vehicles.

New markets for fleet telematics, part II

Jan Stojaspal analyzes the key trends propelling the uptake of fleet telematics in urban buses, motor coaches, taxis, emergency vehicles, rental fleets and light commercial vehicles

The future of fleet telematics, part I

Jan Stojaspal reports on the growth of the fleet telematics market in Latin America and Russia

The future of fleet telematics, part II

Jan Stojaspal reports on the growth of the fleet telematics market in Latin America and Russia

Fleet telematics: Where the growth is, part I

The markets of the US and Western Europe may be approaching saturation points for fleet management solutions, but developing countries are more than ready to continue driving growth. In the first of a two-part series, Jan Stojaspal reports on China

Fleet telematics: Where the growth is, part II

The markets of the US and Western Europe may be approaching saturation points for fleet management solutions, but developing countries are more than ready to continue driving growth. In the second of a two-part series, Jan Stojaspal reports on Russia and Brazil … and Europe

Fleet telematics and integrated solutions

Greg Nichols reports on Telit’s efforts to integrate its fleet telematics solutions across regions

Fleet telematics in emerging markets

Greg Nichols outlines why Brazil, Russia, India, and China hold enormous potential as future fleet telematics markets

Fleet telematics and the growth of the local delivery sector

Greg Nichols explores why local fleets represent the fastest growing segment of the telematics market in North America

The impact of eCall, EETS and ITP on fleet telematics, part I

In the first of a three-part series, Jan Stojaspal examines the impact of eCall on fleet telematics

The impact of eCall, EETS and ITP on fleet telematics, part II

In the second of a three-part series, Jan Stojaspal examines the impact of EETS and ITP on fleet telematics

The impact of eCall, EETS and ITP on fleet telematics, part III

In the third of a three-part series, Jan Stojaspal looks deeper into the impact of EETSon fleet telematics

Insurance telematics and the fleet sector

Greg Nichols explores how insurance companies are expanding the services they offer to fleet operators

Fleet telematics: Creating synergies with the insurance industry

Siegfried Mortkowitz explores how telematics can form an important element of effective risk management for fleets

TNT Express and fleet telematics

Greg Nichols talks to Erik van Duin, manager of fleet and subcontracting at TNT Express Benelux, about how his firm uses telematics to improve efficiency and reduce emissions

Fleet telematics and ACORD standards

Susan Kuchinskas looks at how standards work for telematics data could lead to new services and new business opportunities for commercial fleets

Benchmarking with fleet telematics

Greg Nichols explores how telematics can help fleet operators monitor vehicle health, emissions, fuel consumption and driver behavior

Managing driver behavior with fleet telematics

Greg Nichols reports on how fleet operators can boost the bottom line by managing driver behavior

The role of feedback systems in fleet telematics

Greg Nichols reports on how telematics feedback systems can play a significant role in managing driver behavior and reducing fuel expenditure for fleets

Telematics in Brazil: Security for cars and cargo, part I

Jan Stojaspal examines whether high-tech telematics security solutions will mean lower theft rates in Brazil

Telematics in Brazil: Security for cars and cargo, part II

Jan Stojaspal examines whether high-tech telematics security solutions will mean lower theft rates in Brazil

Fleet telematics and the intelligent mobile enterprise

Greg Nichols reports on how mobile enterprise resource planning solutions can help fleets optimize asset use and streamline operations

New telematics tech for fleet and asset management

Jessica Royer Ocken looks at the telematics innovations that are helping fleet and asset managers cut costs

Telematics and cargo: Cracking down on theft

Ursula Sautter explores how telematics can help prevent cargo theft

How telematics keeps cargo management on track

Jessica Royer Ocken explains the telematics advances driving improvements in asset tracking and cargo management

Telematics in Brazil and LATAM: Going beyond GPS

Jerri-Lynn Scofield reports on how, once all Brazilian vehicles are fitted with GPS devices, new services will become available and new players will enter the market

Telematics in Brazil: Ensuring security for cars and cargo

John Hendel reports on how, in Latin America’s security-driven market, vehicle and asset safety offers competitive advantage

Volvo, apps and fleet telematics

Jan Stojaspal reports on how Volvo Trucks is devising end-to-end telematics solutions without losing control of the supply chain to third party providers

The impact of eCall on fleet telematics

Andrew Tolve explores whether eCall will spur new advances in telematics fleet management services

Fleet telematics: Balancing commercial and environmental concerns

Greg Nichols reports on how the US Federal program Clean Cities is helping fleet operators reduce carbon emissions and cut fuel consumption

Why green means ‘go’ for fleet telematics

Andrew Tolve reports on the economic and ecological benefits of 'green' telematics

Mapping fleet and asset management’s future

Andrew Tolve reports on the challenges and opportunities faced by companies in the fleet and asset management space

Telematics and M2M communications: Creating the Internet of things

Susan Kuchinskas explores how machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is creating an ‘Internet of things’ and what it means for the telematics industry

MEMS: The telematics opportunity

Andrew Tolve reports on how the telematics industry can create a safer, more connected driving experience through the smart use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)


Executive Viewpoints

Video: Renault Trucks on standard fitment of telematics and autonomous driving
Pierre Sirolli, business development director for aftersales, Renault Trucks, on standard fitment of fleet telematics, portable devices and the future of autonomous driving.

Q&A: Volvo on doing more with fleet telematics data
Ulf Ödesjö, head of solution development, EMEA, Volvo Group Telematics, on doing more with telematics data and improving Dynafleet’s integration with customers’ business processes.


Viewpoint: Telematics device manufacturers need to evolve to survive

Changing market conditions, growing competition and new technologies are forcing telematics device manufacturers to reexamine their strategies and choose new ways. What will be their future role in the market? What are their alternatives? Israel Ronn, president of Spotam, considers the answers. 

Viewpoint: Platform approach to mobile resource management speeds up ROI
The explosion of mobility and connected services means that fully integrated vehicle location, route and job allocation are now a compelling option. Sergio Barata, general manager of EMEA, Telogis, explains.

Viewpoint: Driverless cars are not today's answer for safer roads
“Let’s not get too in thrall with the driverless car ‘Space Race’ – we can make our roads safer now, using current telematics technologies,” says Martin Hiscox, CEO of Masternaut. 

Q&A: Factory-fitted commercial telematics versus aftermarket 
Filip Van Thielen, sales & marketing, MB vans & trucks, Daimler FleetBoard, on why factory-fitted commercial telematics will hold their own against the aftermarket.

Fleet telematics: Managing fleets in difficult economic times

Mark Forrest, managing director of Trimble's Field Service Management (FSM) division, on the efficient management and utilisation of vehicle fleets

Q&A: Telematics in India—The road to profitability

Sanjay Gupta, head of telematics and fleet management for Tata Motors Ltd. Mumbai, on the services most likely to get customers to open their wallets

Q&A: Smartphones as the gateway to fleet telematics

Thomas Hallauer, strategic marketing and communication manager for Mobile Devices, on how smartphones could boost the market for fleet telematics

Q&A: Telematics and fleet tracking applications

Matti Räty, CEO of Navigil, talks to TU’s Susan Kuchinskas about how embedded processing capability could decrease costs and reduce time to market for innovative tracking applications

Fleet telematics: The business case for tech investment

Mark Forrest of Trimble discusses how investment in field service management technology can improve long-term efficiency, profitability and customer retention

Podcasts

Podcast: Only the paranoid survive in commercial telematics

 

Frederic Bruneteau, managing director, Ptolemus Consulting Group, on maintaining leadership in commercial telematics and why Andrew S. Grove's guiding motto still applies. 

 

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