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7 Smart City Solutions to Reduce Traffic Congestion

Parking lots. That’s what many freeways and inner-city roads have become, even in areas that have worked tirelessly to promote public transit, carpooling, and other ways to get around that can reduce traffic congestion. And while many of these ideas work, for decades they were rarely used or taken advantage of by the masses. Complaints

Debunking the Top 10 Vehicle Tracking Myths

The reasons for any misconceptions around GPS tracking or telematics are mostly due to a misunderstanding of the product. Common GPS tracking myths range from how the devices “monitor” vehicles and drivers, to what the capabilities are, to the types of businesses where it’s needed. These myths also range within an organization depending on the

Run on Less: Drivers Show How Technology Impacts Fuel Efficiency [Updated]

Fuel efficient trucking — is it possible? Based on the results from the Run on Less roadshow, the answer is “Yes.” Read this article to learn how a team of truck drivers proved that fuel efficiency is achievable. The State of Fuel Economy in Trucking When it comes to fuel economy in the trucking industry,

How Autonomous Driving Will Change Our Highways and Cities

In North America, we spend a lot of time and money commuting to work in cars. Statistics show that 86% of workers in the U.S. drive to work in a car, taking an average of 200 hours per year, and spending $2,600 in fuel. In Canada, the numbers are comparable, with 74% of commuters driving

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

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

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