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Yearly Archives: 2014

What we learned at Fleet Europe

A few short weeks ago, our Geotab team attended the Fleet Europe Forum in Hamburg Germany. We walked away with new knowledge, and the below summarizes some of our learnings that we’d like to share with you. German company employees are represented by a works council which ensures that employee concerns are considered in company

Geotab Datacenter Security

Author: Eduardo Granda, Sales Manager, Latin America We actively manage client data in a secure facility in Canada. Our gateway server handles the data transaction between vehicles over the cellular network, and into the device management gateway, before sending the data to the MyGeotab hosted service. The service is continuously monitored, on a 24/7 basis,

Earning Insurance Discounts with Telematics Data

Car insurance premiums are determined based on driver risk factors. This includes numerous items, such as: The city and province you live in Type of vehicle driven Vehicle usage Any history of previous accidents Overall driving record In Canada, there are two types of mandatory auto insurance coverage: Accident Benefits, also known as no fault

Connecting Telematics Technology to Your Vehicle

Author: Tom Walli, Automotive Engineer The DLC (diagnostic link connector) is the physical and electrical connection to the vehicle. Not only does it give a location to mount the device, but also it supplies the power and the protocol interface to the ECU (Electronic Control Unit). This connection is the port to the vehicle data,

Movember Success at Geotab!

The results are in: Generous donations are in and moustaches are now out! Once again this year, Team Geotab participated in the annual moustache growing event during the month of November to raise awareness for men’s health issues. Signing up with a clean-shaven face, these brave men grew their moustaches for the 30 days of

Telematics and the Self-Driving Car: The Pros and Cons

Author: Phillip Rolle, Support/IT Operations With the recent issuing of self-driving car permits (applied for by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Google to name a few), we are now the closest we have ever been to seeing the “autonomous vehicle,” also known as the self-driving car, in our everyday lives. The car itself essentially becomes a telematics

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