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You should sanity check certain directions first…

Someone brought this to my attention recently. If you use Google Maps to get directions "From: United States, To: Japan" it gives you the following instruction at #31: It suggests you Kayak across the Pacific Ocean. Again, a good reason to sanity-check the directions...

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Should we change our logo?

I have my 5 year old daughter and 10 year old son in the office with me today (Sunday), and Sarah said she lost her "work shirt."  I told her I didn't know what she meant.  She said she would draw what she meant, so she put this on my whiteboard: Not bad!  I figured...

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New “Copy Dashlet” capability released in GPS Insight

Sometimes customers (and I) spend a minute or two customizing a dashlet to be "just right." But then what if you want 2, 3, 4, or more copies of that same dashlet?  You used to have to do the same thing 2, 3, 4, or more times. Not now!  I got tired of that so we...

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Use it or lose it! (ROI that is…)

I was looking at one of our customers' accounts the other day.  They have 23 vehicles.  Many people with that many vehicles think they "have a handle" on what's going on. I was thrilled to see that this company was using GPS Insight to see what was going on with their...

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New Checkbox/Filter capability

We have added a new filter & selection capability to our "Vehicle Selector" under the Graphs area of the dashlet "drawer": Now you can unselect certain vehicles so they disappear from graphs, and you can add a "wildcard" filter to impact what vehicles show up in...

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GPS Insight introduces new remote panic switch capability

We had a customer who needed to allow their drivers to remotely trigger a panic alarm which would go to their dispatch/safety personnel instantly. We found a good hardware vendor for the wireless keyfob component, and programmed the necessary parts to make this work...

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$3 million legal verdict for not having GPS tracking

Well, to be accurate, if St. Louis had installed GPS in its vehicles, might not have lost a recent $3 million verdict in court. Here's the story: A jury ordered St. Louis $3 MILLION to a woman who claims a municipal truck cut her off and led to a single vehicle crash....

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