vehicle tracking News

  • Top industry award for Quartix vehicle tracking

    Quartix, one of the UK’s leading vehicle tracking providers, has won the Internet Award in this year’s Van Fleet World Honours. The trophy was presented during a ceremony at London’s Royal Automobile Club. John Kendall, chairman of the judges and editor of Van Fleet World, said: “Quartix uses the internet to best possible effect, ensuring that their customers are able ...


    By Quartix Ltd

  • On the right track

    Automotive engineering expert, Applus IDIADA has expanded its measurement capabilities with a full pass-by system from Brüel & Kjær, for testing both ground operation and in-vehicle (one-man) operation. Applus IDIADA carries out many different tests from its Proving Ground in Spain. Some experiments are conducted from the ground station only, while others are controlled by the ...

  • Stolen Scania truck recovered in minutes – thanks to Quartix vehicle tracking

    Police have recovered a stolen 7-tonne Scania truck in less than an hour – helped by Quartix vehicle tracking technology. The valuable HIAB-equipped lorry, operated by Mid-Kent Electrical Engineering of Sittingbourne, was spotted on the A2 near Cobham. Aided by the tracking system, pursuing police were quickly able to intercept it and arrest the driver. Shaun Stickings, MKE operations ...


    By Quartix Ltd

  • Vehicle tracking specialist Quartix wins Barclays Corporate Award

    Quartix, one of today’s leading suppliers of vehicle tracking systems, has won the Barclays Corporate prize in this year’s Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards. The UK company met all Barclays’ criteria, including showing market strength in the economic climate, adaptability, good turnover growth, strong market share – and the ability to diversify into new ...


    By Quartix Ltd

  • Thamsesdown Recycling increase fleet capacity with routeMASTER vehicle tracking

    North Wiltshire's Thamesdown Recycling isn't just any recycling business, it's also a pioneer in the fields of secure document, data, and product destruction with over 25 years’ experience. With customers including pubs, clubs and local authorities to food and drink manufacturers, it's vital the company can keep track of where their vehicles are, especially when they may be carrying ...


    By AGM Telematics Ltd.

  • Greenhouse gas emissions tracking

    With initiatives such as the Kyoto Protocol and the Western Climate Initiative, tracking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become a necessity for many organizations. To help our customers address this business need, Intelex developed a Greenhouse Gas Emission Tracking Module in 2008.Like all of Intelex’s systems and modules, the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tracking Module is designed to be both ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • UAV Takes Fast Track to Altitude

    Development of a vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle is nearing completion, thanks in part to a non-contact digital torque sensor, TorqSense, which proved the only viable option for use on the test rig. The low-cost, flexible search and surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is intended for military, homeland security, policing and environmental monitoring. It is rugged, ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • UAV TAKES FAST TRACK TO ALTITUDE

    Development of a vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle is nearing completion, thanks in part to a non-contact digital torque sensor, TorqSense, which proved the only viable option for use on the test rig. The low-cost, flexible search and surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is intended for military, homeland security, policing and environmental monitoring. It is rugged, ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Light Electric Vehicles 2012-2022

    Written by the world's leading expert on LEVs, with the longest track record, this LEV report looks closely at global trends in their technology, manufacture and market drivers such as legislation. IDTechEx has added forecasts and other material. The analysis is balanced, with negative factors exposed such as several Chinese cities banning or severely restricting LEVs. Complete Report@ ...


  • Sky-Trax partners with Rush Tracking Systems

    Sky-Trax Inc. is proud to announce its newest Premier Partner Program member and Value Added Reseller (VAR), Rush Tracking Systems. The partnership between Sky-Trax, a technology company specializing in optical technology for tracking vehicles and assets inside warehouses, and Rush Tracking Systems, and industry-leading RFID business process consulting and systems integration company, will bring ...


    By Sky-Trax, Inc.

  • Keeping track of municipal greenhouse gas emissions

    Keeping track of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is just as important for local governments as for national governments, according to a new study. Researchers are studying how cities benefit from GHG inventories, such as improvements in air quality, while also contributing to larger national strategies for climate change mitigation. Burning fossil fuels not only produces GHGs, but also local and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environment trials electronic waste tracking system

    The Environment Agency has begun a pilot project that allows businesses and industry to electronically track the collection, transfer and final destination of their waste to help clamp down on fly-tipping. The three-month Electronic Duty of Care trial is being run by six waste companies in south east England, using mobile computer technology and a web-based tracking system to create and maintain ...

  • Tracking down the menace in Mexico City smog

    A new report by scientists who are part of the international MILAGRO Campaign indicates that some of the most harmful air pollution in Mexico City may not come from motor vehicles but instead originates with industrial sources – and that the culprit may be garbage incineration. The MILAGRO Campaign (Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations) monitored air quality in the Mexico ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Crude oil tracking sensors for gulf oil spill

    Chelsea's range of hydrocarbon fluorimeters are being deployed in the Gulf of Mexico to monitor the extent of the oil spill. Originally designed for military use these reliable, robust, high sensitivity fluorimeters have a proven track record of detecting crude and refined oils in a wide range of environments. The UV AQUAtracka and the UviLux are just two of the submersible fluorimeters in ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • EcoPower® Leads The Race As More Tracks `Go Green`

     When racing facilities decide to make environmental sustainability a top priority, they are increasingly looking to one product almost never associated with protecting the planet: their motor oil. To meet their sustainability goals, more than 70 racetracks across North America, from Daytona to Indianapolis, have chosen ...


    By Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc.

  • EU on the fast track to a greener road transport system

    EU Commissioner for Science and Research Janez Potočnik this week opened the Transport Research Arena 2008 Conference and Expo, together with Radovan Žerjav, Slovenian Minister for Transport. This four-day flagship event brings together over 1000 CEOs and senior executives from EU road transport industries, national and EU administrations, infrastructures operators, public and private ...

  • GM Plans 500,000 Vehicles with Electrification by 2017

    SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION:General Motors is paving the way to a greener future by engineering vehicles that utilize renewable energy sources and reduce the impact on the environment. At last week’s GM Electrification Experience in San Francisco, General Motors kicked that commitment into overdrive by  ...


    By 3BL Media

  • NREL helps communities assess their readiness for electric vehicles

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched a new tool to help local and regional leaders assess the readiness of their communities for the arrival of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The Plug-In Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Scorecard (PEV Scorecard), developed by NREL for DOE’s ...

  • Fuel Economy of New Vehicles Sets Record High

    Today, EPA issued its annual report that tracks the average fuel economy of vehicles sold in the United States. The report shows that model year 2012 vehicles achieved an all-time high fuel economy of 23.6 miles per gallon (mpg). This represents a 1.2 mpg increase over the previous year, making it the second largest annual increase in the last 30 years. Fuel economy has now increased in seven of ...

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