In-Vehicle Services

TomTom Redesigns PNDs, Introduces NavKit Engine

May 6, 2013By
TomTomGo

TomTom has redesigned its personal navigation devices with new TomTom GO. The TomTom GO has new interactive map, lifetime TomTom Traffic and 3D maps that give drivers the ability to know precisely what is going on around them, as well as what lies up ahead, TomTom said. TomTom has also launched its new navigation engine, NavKit. “Where navigation used to... read more

PayGo’s Auto Insurance Solution to Be Based on Telit GSM/GPRS Tech

May 6, 2013By

Telit Wireless Solutions and PayGo Systems, an Israel-based telematics service provider (TSP) have announced that PayGo’s new TTM Type B family of PAYD solutions will include Telit’s ultra-compact GSM/GPRS cellular module, the GE865-QUAD. The solutions include self-contained consumer installable data collection devices for high-growth application area — UBI/PAYD — in the automotive insurance industry. PayGo and Telit plan to expand... read more

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Navevo Announces Satnav-Based Truck Cyclist Alert Feature

April 18, 2013By
PNN420

Navevo specialists in satellite navigation solutions for heavy-goods vehicles (HGV) drivers, now offers the ProNav HGV Cyclist Alert. Supplied as standard on the new ProNav PNN420 satnav for truck drivers and soon to be rolled out across all current ProNav systems, the safety feature provides junction alerts at high convergence areas of trucks and cyclists and prompts drivers to take... read more

First GPS Cell Phone on Display at Smithsonian

April 12, 2013By
The first GPS phone, by Navsys.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The first GPS-enabled cell phone, developed by Navsys Corporation, is now on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Time and Navigtion exhibition, which opened today. This device marks an important step in GPS history that paved the way for positioning to become the integral component of communications technology that exists today, Navsys said. Navsys assisted in... read more

GreenRoad’s Tracking Data Sheds Light on Driver Performance

April 10, 2013By
GreenRoad-O

GreenRoad has announced the integration and availability of GreenRoad Advanced Tracking, powered by GPS Insight fleet tracking service. GreenRoad Advanced Tracking provides fleet operators with a new level of insight into fleet performance, resulting in improved fuel economy, better asset utilization, and enhanced productivity, GreenRoad said. With the availability of GreenRoad Advanced Tracking, GreenRoad adds powerful fleet management capabilities to... read more

TomTom App Center Offers Integrated Fleet Apps

April 10, 2013By

TomTom has launched a new resource to showcase the range of business applications available for integration with its fleet management technology. The TomTom Business Solutions App Center is a dedicated web resource, detailing a range of partner applications ready for integration with TomTom’s WEBFLEET platform. These include office solutions, such as CRM, ERP, scheduling and planning software. This move is... read more

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California’s Ban on Texting while Driving Extends to Navigation

April 9, 2013By

Steve Spriggs was cited for holding his smartphone in his hand using it for navigation while driving. California code 23123 reads, “A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving.” Spriggs  fought the ticket,... read more

Verizon Launches Fleet Management Solution

March 15, 2013By

Verizon is rolling out Networkfleet on the Verizon Wireless network, the company announced today. Networkfleet is a fleet-management solution that provides a wide variety of monitoring and management capabilities for increased productivity and improved customer service. The Networkfleet solution — part of Hughes Telematics, which Verizon acquired last year — will be combined with the Verizon Wireless network and will... read more