GPS Tracking Explained

From humble beginnings, Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking has evolved into an integral part of our lives and plays a pivotal role in how we keep our vehicles, and our families, safe. But where did it come from, what does it do and how can it offer you safety and assistance in today’s modern age?

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How Is Your Vision?

It’s no question that having good eyesight is important for the safety of all motorists and road users. You need to be able to judge distances, read road signs and traffic lights and respond to changes in your environment quickly and efficiently.

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Pothole Assist by Matrix Protect allows motorists to overcome pothole pitfalls

Pothole damage to your car can be extremely expensive to repair. According to an article released by KHPlant, in Johannesburg, an average of 1,000 potholes are being reported to the authorities on a weekly basis. The city claims that it fixes up to 4,500 potholes each month, while the City of Cape Town reportedly spends more that R110 million per year repairing 250 potholes per week. Despite these efforts, potholes are prevalent on South Africa’s roads.

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Electric cars pique interest as the fuel price continues to rise

Since the beginning of time, South African motorists have traditionally preferred the internal combustion engine, as it provides outstanding drivability and durability. But in the wake of the latest fuel price increase in October 2018, many South African consumers are now considering an alternative type of transport, and that alternative is electric.

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What safety features should you look for in your next car?

It is not surprising that many South Africans have had to reconsider their household budgets and for many, this means downgrading to smaller, fuel efficient cars. While aspects such as looks, specification levels and fuel consumption undoubtedly play a role in the choice of vehicle, safety features should remain a key consideration.

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Get to know your Matrix: Better driving behaviour, more cash in your pocket

Driver behaviour is a contributing factor in over 90 percent of road accidents. Consequently, there is significant benefit in identifying drivers who engage in unsafe driving practices. In the efforts to reduce insurance claims and road accidents, vehicle insurers are searching for ways to monitor and analyse driver behaviour to provide safer driving habits on South African roads.

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