A UK-basedÂ Toshiba division has improved its fleet fuel efficiency by 27 percent using a TomTom telematics solution, the Amsterdam-based navigation specialist said in a press release. TomTom said Toshibaâ€™s TEC European retail and sales and service support division increased fuel efficiency across its UK fleet by using TomTom’s Webfleet system. The technology monitors employees’ driving Read More..
Consumers in the US are growing more comfortable with usage-based insurance policies, according to a new study. According to the 2014 Â LexisNexis Insurance Telematics Study, insurance rate discounts are still the main driver for consumers, but other factors are starting to play a role in increasing acceptance levels. Safety and security considerations are a major Read More..
Volkswagen Group said its German fleet business showed a clear increase in low-emission vehicles being sold or leased to key accounts. The German carmaker said in a press release that CO2 emissions in its key account business had averaged 136 grams/km in the first half, below the European Union target of 140 grams. VW brand Read More..
THINK has started production of its THINK City vehicle in the US, the Norwegian electric-vehicle maker said in a press statement. THINKâ€™s Elkhart, Indiana, plant is receiving partially assembled vehicles from contract manufacturer Valmet in Finland, where the European version of the THINK City is built. To prepare the cars for the US market, workers Read More..
Zurich Financial Services Group says the use of telematics can reduce motor-fleet crashes by 30 percent. The Swiss insurance services provider said telematics technology, coupled with driver development programs, will help improve safety, lower operating costs and reduce vehiclesâ€™ negative impact on the environment. In a report titled â€œInsights: Telematics and Fleet Risk Management,”Â Zurich Read More..
General Electric made a major commitment to electric vehicles this week when it announced it would buy 25,000 of them for its fleet by 2015. The US industrial conglomerate said it would initially purchase 12,000 EVs from General Motors, beginning with the Chevrolet Volt in 2011. It will buy other vehicles from other manufacturers as Read More..