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ELD FAQs: Unassigned Driving Time

Unassigned driving time occurs when someone drives a vehicle without logging in to the electronic logging device (ELD). Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandates that ELDs must create logs each time the vehicle is moved — even if no driver is assigned to the vehicle — an electronic log or e-log is

What Is GPS?

GPS, or the Global Positioning System, is a global navigation satellite system that uses at least 24 satellites, a receiver and algorithms to provide location, velocity and time synchronization for air, sea and land travel. The satellite system consists of six earth-centered orbital planes, each with four satellites. GPS works at all times and in

Dead Reckoning Navigation: Assisting Position Accuracy

Originally used by sailors and also in aviation, dead reckoning navigation was used to calculate position based on how far and in what direction was traveled from the last known location.1 In this method, an estimate of current position is made by calculating distance from a set position, also called a fix, accounting for certain

3 Powerful Examples of Telematics System Integration for Truck Fleets

Disruption in the trucking industry was a key theme that emerged at the recent North American Commercial Vehicle Show. One of the ways that carriers are responding to industry change is through connected vehicle solutions. At the conference, the CEO of Navistar International Corp., Persio Lisboa, shared how the company leverages data (millions of miles

Using Big Data for Road Safety: A Safety Analysis Based on Geotab Telematics Data

This is a special research report: Jorge Gonzalez conducted a big data analysis to investigate driving behaviour near accident black spots in Spain, using Geotab telematics data. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world lose their lives in car accidents and road disasters every year. More than one thousand of those accidents happen on

Green Fleets Help Fight the War Against Air Pollution

The deadly effects of air pollution have been demonstrated by various studies. As a result, numerous governments have invested in smart mobility and smart city projects with the aim of protecting the health of their citizens. Green and pedestrian zones, bikeways and green mobility alternatives are the most popular government reforms as of now. With

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