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Using Big Data To Improve Field Productivity

  • July 20, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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It always seems that your car breaks down at the worst time. And so does your equipment. Sometimes it is truly an accident, yet many times it is our neglect of maintenance that gets us into trouble. With the advent of telematics, a combination of GPS and wireless technologies, we have the data on our …

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It’s 2 PM. Do You Know Where Your Backhoe Is?

  • July 15, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Managing your company vehicles and equipment, especially across multiple job sites, can consume a lot of your valuable time. You either have to visit each site or track down your staff to get an update – one that your client might be requesting. Or you’re not sure that your efficiency is maximized on your projects. …

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Disrupting the Automotive Industry Through Automation

  • June 22, 2016
  • Peter Byrne
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Automation is the key to reducing the time and cost associated with the claims management process. This is why CalAmp refers to our product suite as aFNOL instead of just FNOL. Our Instant Crash Notification (ICN) system fully automates the accident notification process by providing users with immediate and automated notification that an accident has …

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Overcoming the Negatives of False Positives

  • June 15, 2016
  • Peter Byrne
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The single biggest impediment to deployment of automated first notice of loss – or AFNOL – systems and broad adoption by users is system reliability. That is, ensuring false reports (aka false alarms) are minimized. Insurance providers and fleet operators must be able to rely on the inbound report as a real accident, and not …

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Introducing Instant Crash Notification

  • June 06, 2016
  • Peter Byrne
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Insurance claims, and the cost of processing them, are expensive. At up to 80 percent of premiums earned, they can be the single largest expense for carriers. With today’s advances in connected car technologies, there is a new focus on automating the claims management process – from immediate accident notification to remote damage assessment and …

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Auto Dealers Need a Trusted 3rd Party to Tap Connected Car Benefits

  • June 02, 2016
  • dbhatia
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Auto Dealers stand to reap enormous benefits from connected cars with 1) higher efficiency on the lot, 2) more revenue opportunities during the sale, and 3) improved customer service over the lifetime of the vehicle. And in order to tap these benefits, they will need to rely on a trusted 3rd party, not the OEM. …

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How Manic Mornings Affect Driving

  • May 12, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Earlier this week, we met Dave. Dave is a nice guy, but a terrible driver. Today, Dave has had a trying morning. He got up early with the goal of getting out the front door a little earlier than usual, but his kids were slow getting started. We’ve all been there, the days where our …

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Do Your Employees Drive Your Business?

  • May 09, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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In the general public, 64% of people rate themselves as “excellent” or “very good” drivers. [Allstate] Obviously that’s not quite possible—but when your fleet rolls, you rely on a hand-picked pool of professionals who really should be better than randomly selected drivers. How do you incent the good drivers to be great? How do you …

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Don’t Spend Fuelishly: Help Your Trucks Save You Money

  • April 28, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 1
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These days, fuel is cheap. With oil prices down, why worry about the efficiency of your fleet. I mean, we all know that careful approach is warranted. If drivers feel they are being scrutinized, the effort can backfire. You may even lose some of your best personnel. One way to avoid confusion and ill will …

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Are Dealer Services Sexy Enough?

  • April 26, 2016
  • dbhatia
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Dealer Services enablement is among the biggest opportunities on the Automotive IoT landscape. Yet the opportunity is often skipped over in all the hype of the IoT landscape. Too many observers are missing the steak and focused on the sizzle. Here’s what matters: driving value for Auto Dealers. At CalAmp Automotive, we’re focused on this …

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