When most fleet managers think of telematics, the first image that likely pops up is a digital map with dots showing where their vehicles are at any specific time. “While many fleets have realized the benefits of location tracking, the most successful telematics deployments are those that go beyond GPS. Telematics sits at the heart […]
What is Telematics?
In its broadest sense, telematics is the joining of two sciences—telecommunications, a branch of technology including phone lines and cables, and informatics such as computer systems. Today, the term is commonly used in reference to the telematics solutions utilized in commercial fleet vehicles. According to Gartner, wireless telematics devices and “black box” technologies collect and […]
How Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Affect Your Auto Insurance Quotes
For many hybrid drivers, ditching the gas guzzler for something a bit greener may be more about lifestyle than economics. But if you choose one of these vehicles, it could cost you when it comes to auto insurance quotes. Hybrid car insurance generally costs more than coverage for gas-powered vehicles, according to a 2008 study […]