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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

Connected Cars Detect Mexico Earthquake

Mexico City and surrounding areas underwent a significant earthquake registering 7.1 on the Richter scale on September 19 at around 1:15 PM CT. As hurricanes have swept through the Caribbean and southern U.S. in the last few weeks, this was yet another natural disaster that left a mark on 2017. With more than 25,000 Geotab

Geotab Data Shows Florida Preparing for Hurricane

The devastation left by Hurricane Harvey has truly spurred the state of Florida into action. While Harvey departs, Hurricane Irma, already dubbed the most powerful Hurricane in the Atlantic, has left a trail of damage in the Caribbean and poses one of the most severe meteorological threats to Florida in its history. To help present

Geotab Data Shows Impact of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey continues to have devastating impact on the lives of Texans. The impact has been felt not only on a personal level by citizens all across the Houston area, but also economically through the thousands of businesses that simply cannot operate as they did just a few days before Harvey hit. There are Geotab

Truck Parking Shortage Reaches Critical Status

A leading cause of truck driver stress is trying to find available parking, according to the ATA. As the lack of truck parking gets worse, drivers are having to start their search for parking earlier and earlier in the day. The issue is causing a major strain on driver health and fleet productivity. Federal Hours

Do You Have a Big Data Graveyard?

Companies have a lot of data. They are collecting it in massive quantities… petabyte by petabyte. To put that into perspective, 1 petabyte = 1 million gigabytes (GB) or 13.3 years of HDTV video or over 58,000 movies. All this data gets stored in these massive server farms or in the cloud. And there it

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