GPS, Telematics, Transportation News and More for the Week Ending Jan. 21, 2012

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Telematics and V2V: Costs versus benefits

Industry Story Related To: Fleet Management, Small Business Services, Municipal

The NHTSA is looking into a mandate for vehicle-to-vehicle communications in new vehicles, in an effort to address 81 percent of all unimpaired driver related crashes.

This technology may actually replace sensors currently being used, further saving money on the actual cost of building the vehicles. Coupled with GPS tracking, V2V solutions create an even higher level of driver accountability.


Defense and Transportation Department Secretary to Tell FCC to Nix LightSquared

LightSquared began reworking solutions to prevent the negative impact its broadband technology would have on GPS signals back in June.

After months of studies and research, U.S. Deputy Secretary for Defense, Ashton Carter and Deputy Secretary for Transportation, John Pocari, drafted an official correspondence to the assistant secretary for commerce, stating that “there appear to be no practical solutions or mitigations that would permit the LightSquared broadband service.”

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Distracted Driving Tops AAA Legislative List

In 2012, along with focusing on teen driver safety, AAA has plans to move forward with campaign efforts to, “pass laws banning texting while driving in all 50 states,” states Kathleen Marvaso from AAA.

With the development of new technology, monitoring driver behavior and tracking and locating teen drivers is easily accomplished using a GPS solution.

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Accelerating LNG Infrastructure Plans

The development of America’s Natural Gas Highway is underway with the first 150 new LNG fueling stations.

With the introduction or more natural gas trucks in 2012, coupled with the use of a GPS tracking device, commercial drivers can successfully manage less emissions, while reducing engine wear and tear, saving on maintenance expenses.

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