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Telematics in 2021: Is the reality living up to the promise?

Following on from the disruption of 2020, many businesses are conducting structural reviews into their fleet, seeking initiatives that can increase efficiency, and reduce costs. From our perspective, telematics systems, and the insights they provide should play a key role in this process, grounding decisions in verifiable business intelligence.

But are telematics living up to this ideal? As can be seen in the table below, the proportion of Corporate Fleets using telematics has declined since 2018, with only the largest (250+ vehicle) fleets increasing usage. Alongside this, our small and medium-sized Corporate Fleets have seen significant increases when it comes to former telematics users.

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Unpacking The Jan 2021 New Vehicle Sales Recovery

January 2021 saw the new year start with a bang, as almost 80,000 vehicles were sold off the back of further easing in COVID-19 restrictions, and the Australian economy returning to a more ‘normal’ business setting. Year on year, this resulted in double digit growth (up 11.1% vs. January 2020). While that appears strong at face value, does it hold true once we dig a little deeper.

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A Return To Normality?

November sees a number of changes to life in Australia, as Melbourne (and Victoria more broadly) returns to a greater semblance of normality. Anecdotal feedback suggests that we'll see that reflected in financial results over the next month, as Victorians take advantage of the opportunity to see friends, and relatives, visit cafes and restaurants, and generally enjoy an increased level of freedom.

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The Technologies That Are Shaping The Fleet Of The Future

The top three technologies shaping the future of fleet management to 2025 are 1) connectivity 2) automation and 3) electrification according to a recent survey of fleet management executives conducted by ACA Research.

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Exploring The 2019 Australian Car & Truck Parc

As we move into the second half of the year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics is starting to release more detail from its 2019 Motor Vehicle Census, letting us dig into the Australian car parc at a national, and state level.

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New Car Sales Mid-Year Update

As we move into the second half of 2019, it's a good point to reflect on YTD new car sales, assessing the overall health of the market, as well as seeing how recent trends are continuing to evolve.

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Carways improves driver safety with Macquarie Telecom

12 June 2019 - Macquarie Telecom, part of Macquarie Telecom Group (ASX: MAQ), has signed a new deal with Australian interstate vehicle transport service Carways to supply mobile, voice, SD-WAN and business nbn data services.

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Will Holden be able to... hold-on?

Holden has been a key part of the Australian automotive industry since it launched the first all-Australian motor vehicle in the late 1940’s. The FX Holden was unveiled by Prime Minister Ben Chifley on the 29th of November 1948, with 18,000 people paying a deposit without even having seen one in person.

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The Globalisation of Automotive Manufacturing

There's an old Greek legend called The Ship of Theseus. According to the legend, the ship was in many battles and had to have most of its parts replaced. Eventually, this led philosophers to ask a question

If we replace all the timber, planks, sails, and ropes, is it still the same ship? 

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