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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

Drowsy Driving – It’s Time to Wake Up

In 2016, America had its most dangerous year for driving in nearly a decade. Not only did we see a jump of 5% over 2015, but we also had a 14% jump from 2014, the largest we’ve seen in more than 5 years. And while we’re regularly warned about the risks of drunk or distracted

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 Hurricane Assistance for Fleets

The devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma has affected fleets across the Gulf Coast, Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean and will continue to do so for a long time. As the recovery gets underway, a unified effort is needed to support these businesses in rebuilding. Geotab is committed to assisting our fleets during the Hurricane

5 Tools for Optimal First Responder Fleet Vehicle Tracking

Many fleets are concerned with responding quickly, but for police, first responders, and emergency medical services (EMS), it affects lives. In addition to day-to-day challenges, many factors such as growing cities, increasing number of calls, or understaffing put extra pressure on fleets when trying to meet targets. In this article, we review some solutions that

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

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