Transportation News

Azuga Takes on Distracted Driving for Fleet Managers

June 13, 2014By

To recognize National Safety Month and to highlight the growing dangers of distracted and reckless driving, Azuga has published a Fleet Stats infographic showing the dangers of auto accidents its fleet tracking programs are designed to prevent. Of the 41,000 Americans killed each year in traffic accidents, nearly 5,000 die as a result of crashes involving large fleet trucks. An... read more

Forecast Looks at Intelligent Transport Systems

June 3, 2014By

A new report from Research and Markets Ltd. forecasts intelligent transport systems, with a focus on highways. The report is titled “Intelligent Transport Systems Market by Component, Application, System (ATMS, ATIS, ITS- Enabled Transportation, Pricing System, APTS and CVO), and Geography (Americas, Europe, APAC, ROW) Analysis and Forecast to 2014-2020.” Countries around the globe have started to employ a new... read more

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Geoforce Releases Tiny Industrial GPS Tracking Device

May 27, 2014By

Geoforce, Inc., an international provider of asset management solutions for the oil and gas industry, has announced the widespread commercial availability of the GT0, a tiny industrial GPS asset-tracking device. The device is designed to track and remotely monitor assets too challenging for other GPS devices, the company said. “Geoforce is constantly trying to gauge what our customers will need... read more

GPSTrackIt Monitors Fleet Health With Vehicle Diagnostics

May 19, 2014By

GPSTrackIt now offers Vehicle Diagnostics through its Fleet Manager dashboard to give fleet operators information about a fleet’s health in real time. The information is the same as that used by professional mechanics to identify why a check engine light is on. Since 1996, vehicles sold in the United States have been equipped with an On Board Diagnostics (OBDII) port.... read more

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NovAtel Launches OEM617D Single-Card GNSS Receiver with RTK

May 15, 2014By
NovAtel's OEM617D receiver.

NovAtel Inc. has released the OEM617D receiver, a compact, dual-antenna, dual-frequency, single-card receiver with NovAtel’s ALIGN heading functionality and RT-2 Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GNSS positioning technology, in dynamic and static environments. NovAtel made the announcement at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2014, being held this week in Orlando, Florida. The OEM617D offers complete dual-frequency operation with GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou signals... read more

Disruption in Australia Traced to User Equipment

May 14, 2014By

User equipment incorrectly interpreting data from a satellite set “unhealthy” led to an apparent constellation outage for roughly 1,000 fleet vehicles across Australia in April. The problem was traced to the way a GPS/telecomm chip reacted to an extended navigation test aboard SVN-49, having to do with the recently launched IIF satellite, SVN-64. Although SVN-49 was set unhealthy at the... read more

Geotab’s Telematics Connect with Mobileye for Collision Prevention

April 29, 2014By

Geotab, a telematics engineering company, is announcing its J1939 integration launch with Mobileye’s Advanced Driver Assistance System — the Mobileye 560. In combining these two solutions, businesses with heavy-duty fleets will be able to use advanced warning alerts to reduce the likelihood of vehicle crashes from occurring. In addition to the reports provided by Mobileye and Geotab that target unsafe... read more

Omnilink Offender Monitoring and Asset Tracker Now on Verizon Network

April 17, 2014By

Omnilink, a provider of advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) tracking and monitoring solutions, has been named to the Verizon Partner Program as a Silver member. “U.S. government agencies, businesses, and consumers have depended on Omnilink to monitor the location, safety, and condition of offenders, assets, vehicles, loved ones, fleets, employees, and much more since 2004,” said Steve Hudson, Omnilink’s chief development officer.... read more