Fleet data aggregators could displace TSPs by providing better insight

The big data phenomenon, beyond the buzzword, is happening. In 2016, it was estimated that 90% of all the world’s data had been generated over the previous 2 years. According to Capterra, by 2020, 1.7 Mb of data will be created every second for every single person on earth! Indeed, big data is becoming ubiquitous […]

OEM data platform direct access is not scalable

As we assessed the fleet services market globally in preparation for the big launch this week, we looked at how commercial vehicle manufacturers were using their data, partnering and/or providing direct services. In the US, trucks manufacturers are using embedded TSP to give access to diagnostics data, even Volvo and Daimler. In Europe all trucks OEMs […]

Fleet service provision is crossing all silos

December 8, 2017 by  
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Every day, to streamline their costs & operations, fleet managers worldwide attempt to optimise the cost and operation of 260 million trucks, vans and company cars. But their suppliers still provide vehicle maintenance, fuel, telematics, insurance and toll solutions in silos. Each optimises only a small part of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), resulting […]

Satellites and EETS are the new norm in tolling

August 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Blog, ETC, Fleet management, News

After 18 months of delays and legal challenges the tender process for the proposed Bulgarian nationwide GNSS toll seems to be finally moving forward. Originally expected to begin operating in late 2017, the toll will levy a per km fee on all vehicles over 3.5t and is expected to be EETS compliant from the beginning. […]

EETS – The Ecotaxe’s greatest legacy

March 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Blog, ETC, Fleet management

In 2004, the European Commission (EC) first issued the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) directive. At the time, it was heralded as a solution to the chronic lack of interoperability between toll domains, which often resulted in a mass of confusion and on-board-units (OBUs) across truck dashboards and windscreens. EETS promised that a single contract […]

The world’s largest scheme is a clear example of how not to introduce road pricing

One year ago, despite a seemingly impossible time frame, protests from hauliers, physical and cyber-attacks and numerous last minute alterations to the fee structure, the world’s largest satellite based tolling project began. On 15th November 2015, the Russian Federal Road Agency (FRA) and its state owned partner, RT-Invest, launched Platon; a GNSS open road tolling […]

Why OEMs will dominate the global car sharing market

May 17, 2016 by  
Filed under Blog, Connected mobility, IoT

The major OEMs have all been late to the car sharing game. Despite this, within a very short space of time, they are moving towards a dominant position in many major countries and have proven to be among the most innovative B2C operators. As we explore in our newly published Connected Mobility Global Forecast, the […]

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