Toyota slashes spare parts prices

31 March, 2016

Toyota has reduced the price of key mechanical components by up to 38% (as compared to March 2016 recommended retail), according to a recent media release.

Support for driverless pizza delivery trials

31 March, 2016

Domino's is looking to further its technology-focused delivery service by conducting driverless delivery tests in New Zealand, according to the office of NZ Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

Parliamentary inquiry into driverless vehicles

29 March, 2016

The NSW Staysafe Committee has its eye on driverless vehicles and the potential for improving road safety such technology will deliver. The group has launched a parliamentary inquiry and is welcoming submissions from stakeholders and other interested parties. Staysafe is a joint standing committee on road safety.

Telogis Logbook app

29 March, 2016

Delivering work-related apps that enable employees in the field to be more efficient has become mission critical. Telogis has announced its Logbook app, which is said to increase the productivity of mobile workforces by electronically logging — via a quick swipe on the screen — whether kilometres driven were business-oriented or personal.

Vehicle tracking and beyond

28 March, 2016

Tomazos Transport is reaping the benefits of a Navman Wireless in-vehicle monitoring system, saving on fuel, maintenance and even insurance premiums.

'Range anxiety' decreases and boosts electric vehicle sales

24 March, 2016

Juniper Research is forecasting that 17 million hybrid and electric vehicles will be on the road by 2020. Last year, the projection was for 12 million, but the researcher said that increasingly aggressive go-to-market strategies are addressing the main consumer concern — expected range from a fully charged vehicle.

Light vehicle load restraint

24 March, 2016

Correct load restraint for utility vehicles in Australia is a vexed issue with little definitive rule or regulation. In general it is enforced state by state, with most authorities doing little to adequately educate drivers, fleet managers and business owners.

Australian Volkswagen recall starts

23 March, 2016

The engine recall process for Australian Volkswagen vehicles affected by the well-publicised emissions issue has commenced. Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) has advised that 8694 Amarok utility vehicles are first in line for modification, with other models to follow in coming months.

Scania truck potential safety issue

22 March, 2016

Scania Australia advises that certain trucks in the R series may feature backrests that have been supplied with lower durability due to a deviation in the processes of their supplier.

The connected fleet

21 March, 2016 by George de Boer, International Alliance Manager, Tom Tom Telematics

As companies strive to cut costs, improve workflow efficiency and stay ahead of the competition, open platform fleet technology can help them achieve their goals.

Industry insights — Michael Carter, Navman Wireless

21 March, 2016 by Michael Carter, National Sales Manager, Navman Wireless

What does 2016 look like for field service? Some industry experts give us their views.

Legal dramas surround Domino's GPS Driver Tracker technology

17 March, 2016

Domino's Pizza Enterprises has released a statement strongly refuting the "repeated false and misleading claims" made by Precision Tracking in relation to the company's GPS Driver Tracker technology.

GasBuddy fuel pricing app launches in Australia

11 March, 2016

Australian motorists now have access to real-time fuel prices at nearby service stations, thanks to the launch of GasBuddy, an app for iOS and Android.

Mercedes-Benz recalls Sprinter vans

10 March, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Australia is advising a recall on Sprinter vans sold between 1 October and 30 November 2015. The product was sold nationally from authorised Mercedes-Benz dealers.

The tip of the iceberg

09 March, 2016 by Dannielle Furness

Where would we be without GPS? As with many ever-present technologies that have inched into our lives to become a 'can't-live-without' tool, it's hard to recall a time when we didn't rely on these devices to get us from one place to the next.

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