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Put Telematics to Work in Off-Road Vehicles

The popularity of telematics for on-road fleet vehicles is growing, but the off-road applications are numerous as well. Developments in satellite and cell communications allow telematics devices to work even on vehicles in the middle of nowhere. This increased connectivity makes the benefits of fleet tracking more accessible to off-road fleets than ever before. Companies

The New Rent-A-Car: Changes in the Rental Car Industry

A new mobility paradigm is just beginning. City dwellers have innumerable choices of transportation — car sharing, ride hailing, scooters, bikes and others. Some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) state that they are not car manufacturers anymore but mobility solution providers. This changing scenario represents a unique opportunity for businesses in the rental car industry to

How Detroit Built the World’s Smartest Intersection

Detroit is embracing the smart city vision. The city has teamed up with Miovision to create one of the first V2I-based traffic management systems in the U.S., called the “World’s Smartest Intersection.” The hardware and software solution is based on open architecture and artificial intelligence (AI). The forward-thinking pilot project will boost efficiency and safety

What Is Mobility as a Service?

By 2030, less than one-quarter of Americans will own a car. Self-driving cars are rolling out, car sharing is gaining acceptance and people are looking for greener options. What does the future of transportation look like? The answer lies in the concept of Mobility as a Service. What Is Mobility as a Service (MaaS)? Mobility

When Is a GO RUGGED Device Required?

When do you use a Geotab GO fleet tracking device and when a GO RUGGED? The answer is actually pretty simple. If your fleet has heavy equipment, yellow iron, farm machinery, powered trailers and assets, or you are installing telematics devices where they will be exposed to outdoor elements, you need GO RUGGED. If you

Monitoring Road Icing with Hyper-Local Temperature Mapping

Bridges often drop in temperature faster than other roadways, due to their exposed upper and lower surface. The temperature change can potentially lead to dangerous ice formation on the road surface when precipitation is present — surprising drivers and creating the risk of collisions. On days with rapid changes in inclement weather, or days where

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