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Welcome to the Matrix Telematics Blog. This is your resource for everything Telematics and related industries. We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Tom joined our growing App development team as a Senior Mobile Developer at the beginning of June this year - and is already proving himself to be a valuable asset to the team, working on our In-Car Apps projects with a particular interest in iOS development.  He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and fresh perspectives on apps and programming. Originally from the North West ...

Charity fundraiser Andy McCleod carried a device more commonly used on trailers and non-powered equipment. Matrix Telematics, a leading provider of vehicle tracking telematics devices and software, provided ex-RAF serviceman Andy McCleod with one of their devices to plot his journey as he cycled 283 miles, raising vital funds for The Royal British Legion. In the early hours of ...

Matrix Telematics has upgraded its IncidentCam dash camera to make it the only device on the market that can sync directly to the cloud and provide historical footage on demand and automated incident recording. The new model now features 32GB of storage - up from 8GB - which equates to around 40 hours of driving video The system can connect to telematics devices located around ...

One of our customes, Wates Group recently underwent a 10 week programme, that involved sourcing and equipping 200 vans. Matrix Telematics are proud to have worked with Wates Group in installing telematics devices on all the vehicles. Read more here: http://www.commercialfleet.org/news/latest-news/2016/05/18/fleet-team-sources-200-vans-in-10-weeks-for-50m-a-year-deal ...

If you have an active involvement in running a fleet of vehicles, plant or machinery, you may have been tasked with ways of saving money and measuring utilisation within that fleet. In doing so, you will have undoubtedly come across the word ‘Telematics’ and if so, you could be forgiven for asking yourself “What is Telematics?”. Literally, Telematics is a combination of the wor ...

Device meets growing demand for high-quality vehicle camera solutions Matrix Telematics, the specialist telematics provider, has announced the availability of the Matrix IncidentCam. The device will provide fleet managers with a clearer picture of incidents or road traffic accidents that drivers are involved in, enabling them to take immediate action. From everyday collisions, ...

Happy New Year! Welcome to the new Matrix Telematics blog! We’ve created this space to provide a platform for sharing news and views with our customers and visitors to the website. Telematics is a fast moving industry, with new developments happening all the time. We take pride in being one step ahead, always looking to innovate where others have settled for the status quo. On ...

The increasing prevalence of ‘Crash for Cash’ and, more recently, ‘Flash for Cash’ scams means cameras have become more of a necessity than a luxury for fleet managers. Far more comprehensive and detailed than GPS data alone, footage taken from a dash cam is widely used as a security measure. If drivers are involved in a dispute, they can prove who is at fault, rather than rely ...

A telematics device can be useful to any road user. But for businesses that spend large periods of time on the road the benefits are vast. This is particularly true in the transit and exporting industry. A big part of the fleet manager’s job is to manage the comings and goings of their vehicles and to keep a check on their drivers: Where are you? When will you arrive? Were the ...

You may have seen that I was featured on ITV4’s Cars Of The Future show on Monday night – which was a real first for me, but a thoroughly enjoyable experience! I thought I would give you a bit more of an insight into what happened on the day, and how Matrix’s technology was incorporated into the show. So I was on set bright and early on filming day to ensure the telematics devi ...