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Electric Vehicle Sales in Canada Skyrocket in Second Quarter of 2018

It seems like “Who killed the electric car?” is no longer a relevant question now that global electric vehicle (EV) sales are booming. Bloomberg reports a “surging demand” with a 77% increase in EV sales worldwide over the previous year. A new update by FleetCarma, a clean-tech information and technology company, also a Geotab company,

What Is Smart Mobility?

Smart mobility refers to using modes of transportation alongside or even instead of owning a gas-powered vehicle. This can take on many different forms, including ride-sharing, car-sharing, public transportation, walking, biking, and more. The need for Smart mobility arose out of increasing traffic congestion and its related side effects, including pollution, fatalities, and wasted time.

New Study: Be Alert to Moose Car Crash Risk

A 2018 study by University of Toronto students using Geotab’s Intelligence Data highlights the importance of being aware of hazardous driving areas, and particularly moose habitats. The risk of a moose car crash is no joke, especially considering the consequences. A collision with the animal which stands about 6 ft and weighing up to 1,500

Electrifying Stuff: Supercapacitors and the Electrification of Vehicles

Vehicle electrification is becoming more common as engineers strive to keep improving fuel efficiency. In general, IEEE describes “electrification” as the increasing use or percentage of electrical systems in the design of a vehicle. The levels of electrification range from mild hybrid vehicles, which incorporate some electrification such as an electric motor that assists with

Google Cloud Next: Geotab at the Forefront of AI for Smart Cities

San Francisco was buzzing this past week as 25,000 people descended on the city for Google Cloud Next 2018. Geotab was thrilled to be part of this tech conference, and was highlighted on Wednesday’s keynote session for its machine learning chops leveraging new AI tools publicly released this week by Google, along with eight other

What Causes Traffic Congestion?

How much time is wasted on traffic? It’s the time spent hitting your brakes, as you wonder why this spot on the freeway always comes to a screeching halt. It’s the time spent inching forward, as you crawl along the gridlocked road ahead. It’s the time spent sitting, as you frustratingly question how the traffic

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