Respect Employees' Privacy When Using Tracking Technology

Mark Schneider | 30/08/2017 11:24:02 AM

If you’re in charge of a business’s vehicle fleet then you might have discovered that the human dimensions of the task can be a lot more challenging than the administrative side of it. One area that can require considerable tact and careful handling is the use of vehicle tracking technology. Vehicle tracking devices such as those offered by Fleetdynamics have given business managers unprecedented control over their fleet operations in recent years. These in-vehicle devices lin...

A Tradies' Guide To Managing Vehicle Expenses

Kate Walker | 30/08/2017 10:29:51 AM

Republished with approval from Fleetdynamics. The unavoidable truth of running a trades business is dealing with vehicle expenses. Between on-site quotes, picking up supplies and actually running your jobs, tradies spend a lot of time on the road. Calculating fuel costs, keeping track of log books or trying to find tradies when the customer says they didn’t arrive on site takes time and effort away from you being able to run your business. With that in mind, here’s our top...

Using GPS Tracking to Secure Your Assets

Kate Walker | 16/08/2017 10:55:57 AM

Republished with approval from Fleetdynamics. With theft a major concern for businesses operating a fleet of vehicles, it makes sense to use GPS tracking to help secure your assets. This is especially true when it comes to construction vehicles such as backhoes, light duty vehicles, trucks, etc. For a company that owns these vehicles and relies on them to complete their day-to-day operations, losing even one vehicle or piece of equipment can negatively affect the bottom line. When a G...

Top Tips for Reducing Your Fine and Demerit Risk

Kate Walker | 26/07/2017 11:19:21 AM

Republished with approval from Fleetdynamics. Driving a vehicle for work changes the whole dynamic of the act of driving. Rather than just being a means of getting to a location in order to have fun or start work, the driving itself is the most important thing. As a driver, you now have a professional responsibility to make sure that the cargo you are carrying arrives safely at its destination, within an agreed upon deadline. That means you have to take your driving much more seriously. ...

Autonomous Car Tech Forging Ahead

Mark Schneider | 5/04/2017 8:54:57 AM

Electric car sales may have stalled but the autonomous vehicle revolution looks set to overtake the motoring world with quite astonishing speed. Around the world carmakers, technology firms and governments are scrambling to embrace the strange new world of autonomous motoring. Computer giant Intel recently bought autonomous vehicle technology firm MobileEye in a $15.3 billion deal. MobilEye's technology for data analysis, machine learning, localisation and mapping for driver assistanc...

Marketers’ dream or another high-tech distraction?

Mark Schneider | 28/09/2016 3:58:46 PM

As if texting in cars wasn’t bad enough, drivers may soon be faced with another distraction when they’re behind the wheel – in-car marketing. According to a report in on-line magazine Marketing Land, cars are about to become the next mobile target for marketing, and it promises to distract us in a number of ways. Targeted billboards For starters there are digital billboards which are going interactive. Ads that are synchronised to changing traffic speeds are just...

Has Tesla Killed Off Car Dealerships?

Nigel Malcolm | 30/06/2016 1:47:44 PM

With new technology comes disruption. And self-driving cars are attracting a lot of attention from a technology point of view: how do they work? Are they safe? Will they be affordable? Far less attention is being given to the way they will disrupt the motor industry. But the reality is that self-driving cars will not only revolutionise the way we move. The method by which cars have traditionally been distributed, sold and traded will be transformed in ways that most of us haven’t ev...

From Vacuum Cleaners to Cars

Mark Schneider | 17/06/2016 12:47:15 PM

The coming motoring revolution in electric cars and autonomous vehicles is producing some unlikely aspiring carmakers. Who would have guessed 10 years ago that Google, an internet search engine, and Apple, a computer and smartphone maker would be getting serious about making cars? Now there’s another unlikely starter on the blocks – Dyson. That’s right –Dyson, the company that manufactures vacuum cleaners that reputedly “never lose suction,” is developi...

Volvo is dead serious about death-free driving

Mark Schneider | 10/06/2016 12:03:38 PM

If you were to do a word association test and the word “Volvo” came up, then it’s a reasonable bet that the first word that popped into your head would be “safety”. Volvos have always been synonymous with safety. Long before safety equipment like airbags, head restraints and even seatbelts became compulsory, Volvo were building safety into their cars from the tyres up. Well lately they’ve been taking that commitment to a whole new level with a commi...

Toyota's Setsuna Concept Car Is Cutting Edge

Mark Schneider | 12/04/2016 11:31:26 AM

Concept cars have been around since the 1930s as a way to showcase carmakers' cutting edge style and technology. Well Toyota's latest effort, its Setsuna concept car, has just given cutting edge a whole new meaning. In Setsuna's case cutting edge involves saws and chisels. Take a look at it. If it looks like it's made of wood there's a very good reason for that - it is, and not just any old plank lying out in the backyard. The Toyota Setsuna has been lovingly handcraft...

The Five Per-Cent Transport Solution

Mark Schneider | 5/04/2016 10:39:23 AM

Here’s a question for you: what costs you at least $15,000 to buy (and probably more) and is only used for its intended purpose five per cent of the time? The answer is probably sitting in your driveway, garage or maybe the car park at work right now. That’s right, it’s your car, and ninety five per cent of the time it’s just sitting there parked, going nowhere. That’s the typical figure of car use according to University of California Los Angeles economist profe...

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