In order to increase the productivity of your fleet while also ensuring that all the vehicles are properly maintained and utilized, businesses involved in fleets need to examine the implementation of an effective fleet management program that will create the needed efficiencies. Fleet tracking systems should include the following core areas in order to be considered [...]
Last year, in September 2012, California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, signed a bill that allows self-driving cars on California’s roads! Google has been working on this type of vehicles, which use radar, gps tracking, video cameras and lasers to navigate roads and stay safe in traffic without human assistance. Google suggests that autonomous vehicles will prove more safe [...]
Believe it or not automobiles capable of human trasport have been around for over 200 years now! Since the advent of the automobile, engineers and designers have been focusing on ensuring our comfort and safety mostly be implementing automation and greater efficiency technologies such as automatic door locks, check engine light, self-parking, seat belt reminders, [...]
Clean Cities, a Department of Energy initiative that started 20 years ago, is made up of a number of regional coalitions that work with public and private fleets to help ease the transition to alternative fuels. Clean Cities also helps fleets that aren’t ready to make the switch to alternative fuels by offering information on emerging [...]
Frost & Sullivan, Growth Partnership Company partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on six continents predicted that the European and North American green GPS tracking systems market will likely increase to $700 million by 2015. The green fleet telematics market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of [...]
For Immediate Release Wireless Pioneers Join the FieldLogix Strategic Advisory Board San Diego, CA December 5, 2012 – FieldLogix, provider of an award-winning Green GPS vehicle and asset management solution for North American businesses, announced today the formation of the FieldLogix Advisory Board, a panel of 5 wireless industry thought leaders who have been assembled [...]
San Diego, CA October 2, 2012 – FieldLogix, provider of an award-winning Green GPS vehicle and asset management solution for North American businesses, announced today that Yukon Palmer, Founder and CEO of FieldLogix, will moderate a panel of M2M industry thought leaders at the upcoming MobileCON 2012 as part of their new Thought Leadership series. [...]
Vehicle GPS Tracking Systems enabled with Telematics technology will forever change the way Americans drive, according to an article on an Edmunds company website – Insideline.com. The article titled “Five Car Technologies That Will Change How You Drive” discusses up and coming technological advances that will make driving better, safer, more convenient and more entertaining than ever.
The five up and coming auto technologies highlighted in the Edmunds article include:
* Telematics and GPS Tracking – Voice activation, text-to-speech technology, audible RSS feeds, and vehicle tracking systems are being upgraded and developed.
* Connected Cars – Updated maps, local services and listings, real-time traffic information and much more are now available from your dashboard. Features like Ford’s Sync system and connected navigation such as Google Maps Navigation bring “cloud computing” to your car’s interior.
* Next-Generation Head-Up Displays – Holographic Laser Projection (HLP) display information on the windshield and infrared cameras “paint” the edges of a road during low visibility.
* Advanced Driver Assistance Systems – Lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, blind-spot detection and pedestrian detection can help protect drivers from even themselves.
* In-Car Apps – Soon drivers will be able to download a wide variety of apps to create customizable dashboards, navigation, communication and entertainment options within their vehicles.
According to the 2010 Green Fleet Survey by PHH Arval, improving driver behavior is one of the most important ways that fleets are reducing emissions. Seventy-four percent of fleet managers reported they are depending on drivers to help meet their fleet’s environmental goals. The most common type of communication has been to educate drivers on how their driving behavior can impact fuel economy.
It would be virtually impossible to measure and improve driver behavior without the use of a telematics enabled GPS Fleet Management System. Using vehicle telematics systems, fleets are able to monitor and analyze valuable information about driver behavior, vehicle routing and fuel efficiency. All of this information is critical business insight to help fleet managers minimize risk, expenses and emissions.
Telematics enabled GPS Fleet Management Systems give fleet managers the feedback necessary to engage drivers about their driving performance and provide coaching on how to improve safety, efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint. Smart fleet managers are combining on-board safety monitoring with behavioral coaching to help reduce the amount of risky and wasteful driving behavior.
FieldLogix announced today that it has been selected as a finalist in the Outstanding Emerging Growth category for TechAmerica San Diego’s 17th Annual High Tech Awards. TechAmerica, the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry, proudly recognizes the accomplishments of regional companies every year at its annual awards ceremony. Finalists will be honored for their outstanding achievements on October 22, 2010 at the Hyatt Aventine in La Jolla.
FieldLogix was selected as a finalist in the Outstanding Emerging Growth category for 1) their product innovation in the telematics industry with the FieldLogix Green (Eco-friendly) Fleet Management System and 2) their ability to continuously increase sales without outside financing, despite the challenging economy.
TechAmerica is extremely excited to recognize those companies that have excelled in their fields and made outstanding contributions to drive the industry forward,” Kevin Carroll, regional vice president of TechAmerica San Diego, said. “As in the past, we will have a very difficult time selecting winners in each respective category due to the successes each company has experienced.”