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RAC-owned Nebula Systems cloud diagnostic platform wins major award

RAC-owned Nebula Systems cloud diagnostic platform wins major award

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2017 10:05 BST

A UK firm has picked up this year’s prestigious TU-Automotive award for Best Aftermarket Telematics Product/Service - after being nominated for best newcomer just two-years-ago. Nebula Systems, part of the RAC group of companies, won the accolade for their cloud diagnostic platform MECH5.

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions installs RAC Telematics

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions installs RAC Telematics

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2016 00:01 GMT

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, one of the UK’s biggest vehicle and specialist asset leasing companies, has signalled its confidence in telematics and connected vehicle technology by installing RAC devices in all of its new commercial vehicles.

DFC installs RAC Telematics to deliver fleet support for Northern Ireland businesses

DFC installs RAC Telematics to deliver fleet support for Northern Ireland businesses

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2016 00:01 GMT

Increasing numbers of businesses in Northern Ireland are benefitting from the cost saving features of vehicle telematics technology, according to a Belfast-based vehicle management company.

Nebula Systems cloud-based vehicle diagnostics  set to disrupt sector

Nebula Systems cloud-based vehicle diagnostics set to disrupt sector

Press Releases   •   Nov 25, 2016 09:05 GMT

A truly innovative cloud-based diagnostics tool is set to disrupt the garage aftermarket sector when it is launched by Nebula Systems, a member of the RAC Group of Companies.

RAC selects Microsoft to deliver next generation  of technology solutions for customers

RAC selects Microsoft to deliver next generation of technology solutions for customers

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2016 00:01 GMT

In a move that marks a significant further shift towards “access from anywhere” cloud-based services for its customers, the RAC has selected Microsoft to add scale to its telematics platform and to transform data into new services.

Driver distraction tops connected car concerns

Driver distraction tops connected car concerns

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2016 10:44 BST

More than half of businesses say they are concerned about their company drivers being distracted by in-car technology with the introduction of connected cars to their fleet, according to new research by RAC Business*.

Telematics take-up almost doubles in less than a year, says report

Telematics take-up almost doubles in less than a year, says report

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2016 00:01 BST

The number of UK businesses which are using telematics vehicle tracking technology in 2016 has almost doubled since last year, according to the findings of a new report released today by RAC Telematics*.

Tea firm’s fleet less thirsty after installing RAC Telematics

Tea firm’s fleet less thirsty after installing RAC Telematics

Press Releases   •   May 27, 2016 11:46 BST

A family-run tea merchant is set to install RAC Telematics across its entire delivery fleet following a successful trial which identified a range of businesses benefits, including 10 per cent off its fuel bill.

Small businesses lose £3.5k a year on preventable breakdowns

Small businesses lose £3.5k a year on preventable breakdowns

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2016 00:01 BST

Small businesses in the UK say they have to deal with vehicles being out of action for almost three working weeks (14 days) on average each year, due to preventable breakdowns. New research by RAC Business has discovered this equates to an average income loss of £248 per day for each working day lost, or £3,472 across the year.

RAC Telematics driver app now in Microsoft App Store

RAC Telematics driver app now in Microsoft App Store

Press Releases   •   May 13, 2016 11:01 BST

The RAC has launched a new smartphone app to bolster its award-winning* telematics, which is now available in the Microsoft App Store following its launch for iPhone in April. The new app brings driver behaviour data, journey history, vehicle health information and engine fault alerts together in one place to support business drivers.

RAC Business strengthens telematics team in Northern Ireland

RAC Business strengthens telematics team in Northern Ireland

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2016 10:18 BST

RAC Business has appointed Phil Barnes as strategic sales and development manager, a newly created role by the business to support the continued growth of RAC’s telematics offer.

RAC launches new telematics driver app for smartphones

RAC launches new telematics driver app for smartphones

Press Releases   •   Apr 14, 2016 00:01 BST

The RAC has launched a new smartphone app to bolster its award-winning* telematics product by bringing driver behaviour data, journey history, vehicle health information and engine fault alerts together in one place to support business drivers. The RAC is the first major UK breakdown service to develop and launch a telematics driver app.

UK firms see business benefits in telematics technology

UK firms see business benefits in telematics technology

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2016 00:01 GMT

More than two thirds (68%) of businesses in the UK are saving money on their vehicle fuel bills due to the adoption of telematics, according to research by RAC Business*. The study of businesses across all sectors of industry also suggests that 55% saw a reduction in wear and tear and 48% said there was a reduction in downtime for their vehicles, contributing to further savings.

RAC telematics deal secures one millionth booking for black box installers

RAC telematics deal secures one millionth booking for black box installers

Press Releases   •   Feb 03, 2016 09:00 GMT

Staff at Coleshill-based RS Connect are in celebratory mood after the business secured its one millionth booking to install telematics devices on behalf of leading insurers and fleet managers.

RAC Telematics in BusinessCar award win

RAC Telematics in BusinessCar award win

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2016 13:07 GMT

RAC Business has won a BusinessCar Award 2016 for RAC Telematics - thanks to its fuel cost saving benefits and features such as driver behaviour scores and independently tested 92% crash detection accuracy.

Privacy concerns hinder company car technology adoption

Privacy concerns hinder company car technology adoption

Press Releases   •   Jan 13, 2016 00:01 GMT

Concerns over staff privacy are preventing businesses across the UK from making significant savings in their running costs by introducing vehicle telematics, new research from RAC Business has discovered. The survey of 500 UK firms which run business vehicles*, found that 40% reported staff concerns about the perceived intrusion into their privacy associated with 24/7 tracking systems.

More than 80% of company car drivers admit motorway speeding

More than 80% of company car drivers admit motorway speeding

Press Releases   •   Oct 27, 2015 09:24 GMT

Eight out of 10 company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways, but still consider themselves to be law-abiding drivers, research from RAC Business has found.

Telematics used by third of UK companies to disprove liability

Telematics used by third of UK companies to disprove liability

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2015 00:01 BST

More than a third (35%) of businesses in the UK have used telematics tracking technology to contest either a speeding fine or a false insurance claim, new research from RAC Business reveals.