“Deploy a smart-charging system or face a total collapse of consumer confidence in EVs,” says Off Grid Energy CEO

The company’s UBESS (Universal Battery Energy Storage) systems have been deployed by UPS at its Camden depot, officially launching today Rugby, UK, 19 June 2018 – With the power demand from charging electric vehicles too great for the already buckling London power grid, Danny Jones, Founder and CEO of Off Grid Energy – a leading energy technology company – today stressed the importance of battery storage and smart charging systems as the take up in EVs increases exponentially. Earlier this year, UPS – in conjunction with UK Power Networks Services-…

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Mercedes Benz-Daimler, Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor Corporation discuss their e-mobility strategies and the move towards electric vehicles

Regarded as a leader for innovation in mobility, Daimler’s battery research and development expert, Benedikt Friess, will share battery development and Daimler’s e-mobility strategy at Argus Batteries in Automotives, which is being held on 18-19 September in Wiesbaden, Germany. The live on-stage interview will explore Daimler’s focus on the drive towards e-mobility. Benedikt will also examine current challenges in finding the optimal balance between energy density, operational stability and cost-efficiency for batteries and will discuss how this fits in with Daimler’s strategy for reducing battery cost. The latest developments in…

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CMS Launches Futureproof Motor Insurance Software Solution

Delivers 10-Point Operating Ratio Improvement, Helps Mitigate Risk & Boost Bottom Line [9 May 2018] Collision Management Systems (CMS) is launching a new data aggregation solution for commercial and personal motor insurers that allows them to access data from multiple retrofit or embedded third party telematics systems in order to reduce claims frequency and severity. Proven to deliver up to a 10-point combined operating ratio improvement, it enables insurance carriers to access telematics data to make better decisions, enhance services and improve bottom line. Unlike other solutions on the market,…

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GDPR and the DVLA changes – a look at what fleets need to do to ensure full compliance

The past week has been a landmark in the changes to how employee licence checks are carried out in the fleet industry. With GDPR fast approaching the DVLA have now announced that the driving licence consent form (formerly known as the D796) has to be changed to fall in line with the new data protection legislation. As of 25/05/2018 the DVLA consent form for checking licences will be changed and this has given rise to a lot of questions and speculation around the changes. As licence checks form an integral…

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Preliminary Attendee List Released for Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference 2018

SMi Reports: Registration for the Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference closes in just over 4 weeks. SMi Group’s fourth annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference will commence in Prague, Czech Republic on 21st and 22nd May 2018. The event has already attracted a global audience of procurement and armoured vehicle experts from the military, research and industry. Nations attending include: Austria, United Kingdom, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA, Italy, France, Finland, Israel, Canada and more. With…

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GDPR Compliance Rules Require Over 2 Million Fleet Drivers To Revalidate Driving Licence Data Consent

GDPR based changes announced by the DVLA, this month, mean that over 2 million drivers will be required to grant new driving licence data permission to their fleet operator. Only by complying with the new rules, which come into effect 25th August 2018, will fleet drivers be properly checked. The new GDPR regulation will apply to all private and public sector organisations processing Personal Data and receiving driver information from the DVLA. Employers and fleet managers, who are legally obliged to check a drivers’ entitlement to drive, will be under…

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ARI Joins ADLV As Fleet Procurement Prioritises Online Checking and GDPR Excellence

Fleet Management innovator ARI (www.arifleet.co.uk) is the latest organisation to join the Association For Driving Licence Verification (www.adlv.co.uk). The move reflects the Association’s growing popularity with Fleet Procurement Managers, who now see the benefits of regular online licence checking. There is also an appreciation, by the trade, that the ADLV supports Health and Road Safety legislation, meets ISO 27001 requirements & advises members on how to prepare for GDPR. Combined, the perception of both existing members and new recruits is that the ADLV now offers fleets a proven hub for…

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Traditional car companies investing billions in M&A to play catch-up in autotech race says Hampleton Partners’ M&A Report

Autonomous vehicles, connected cars, anti-hacking security and mobile phones as passive keys are just some innovations on the road ahead for automotive tech M&A London, 22 February 2018 – The latest Automotive M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners, shows that established automotive companies, such as Ford and Continental, are investing billions to wrest back the initiative from their Silicon Valley rivals, Google, Apple and Tesla, in developing the auto industry of the future. Download Hampleton Partners’ Automotive M&A Market Report here: https://hampletonpartners.com/autotech-hampleton-report-2018 David Riemenschneider,…

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Ofcom publishes report about in-vehicle measurements by LS telcom and Siroda

London, UK, Lichtenau/Baden, Germany, 18th December 2017 – LS telcom today announces the publication of a report produced for Ofcom to better understand the impact of mobile signal attenuation inside vehicles. Together with Siroda, a specialist in RF signal measurements, LS telcom conducted a study, which included a unique in-car mobile signal measurement campaign. The report “In-car Mobile Signal Attenuation Measurements” presents a comprehensive set of in-car mobile signal attenuation results as well as statistical analysis of the measurement data. The unique aspect of the study required careful consideration of…

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Spark EV launches to increase productivity and remove range anxiety for electric vehicle fleet operators

Artificial intelligence-based telematics planning solution increases journeys per day by 20% and supports growing adoption of electric fleets Cambridge, UK, 21 November 2017. Aimed at fleet operators moving to electric vehicles (EVs), Spark EV (http://www.spark-technology.com/) today launched its new artificial intelligence-based journey prediction telematics solution. Spark EV enables vehicles to complete more journeys between charges, removes range anxiety and enables greater fleet utilisation, with up to 20% more journeys completed between charges. A combination of easy to install sensor technology, cloud-based machine learning analysis software and a powerful smartphone app,…

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