Category Archives: New Zealand

Location Based Shorts Ep 16 A FREE Route Optimisation trial for New Zealand deliveries, sales and service companies

Have you noticed that traffic in New Zealand cities seems to be worse at Level 1 of the COVID19 lockdown than it was even before the pandemic hit? Are you in the distribution, freight or service industries? Or perhaps you … Continue reading

Posted in Auckland, Business, Business Consultant, Business Intelligence, congestion, Coronavirus, Corvid19, Customers, drivers, Gas prices, grocery, Intelligent Transport Systems, Location Based Consultant, Location Based Services, Location Based Shorts, Money, Motoring, motorway, New Zealand, New Zealand Maps, Pandemic, Public Transport, real time traffic, Retail, retail apps, retail survival, Route Optimisation, Route Optimization, RTTI, RUC, safer journeys, traffic, traffic congestion, Traffic Control, traffic demand, traffic design, Traffic Information, Traffic jam, Traffic Optimization, Transport, Travel, Travel Information, Truck Navigation, Trucks, Unusual Traffic, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pay As You Drive Car Insurance – A Big Disruptor?

I have written several posts in the past, suggesting that PAYD insurance will become popular in the future, but acknowledging that most traditional car insurance companies won’t like it. Shareholders will hate the concept, because the customers who have the … Continue reading

Posted in car accidents, car crash, car insurance, car security, Car Technology, Car theft, car tracker, car tracking, cars, Catch Crooks with GPS, cheap gps, commuting, connected cars, Coronavirus, Corvid19, Crash, Crime Prevention, Customers, disruptive model, driver behavior, driving, find car, Fleet Management, GPS Tracker, GPS Tracking, Innovation, insurance risk, New Zealand, Pandemic, safer driving, safer journeys, taxi, taxi industry, Telecommuting | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Small Business Survival After the COVID19 Lockdown

So many small to medium businesses are going broke right now because of the COVID19 lockdown. All companies are paying rent, power, wages and paying back interest on loans used to purchase inventory, fittings and more, and the end is … Continue reading

Posted in BAU, Blogging, Business, Communications, Coronavirus, Corvid19, Customers, Facebook, Hospitality, Marketing, Money, New retail ideas, New Zealand, Restaurant, Retail, retail survival, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Avoid the Worst of the New Zealand Traffic Jams During Horse of the Year this Weekend

Horse of the Year is coming up in Hawkes Bay. For commercial travellers and holidaymakers, this generates traffic congestion, with a cortege of horse floats on SH5 from Taupo and SH2 from the south pretty much all day before and … Continue reading

Posted in Car Navigation, Google maps, GPS Navigation, holiday traffic, New Zealand, real time traffic, road trip, safer driving, safer journeys, Sport, traffic, traffic congestion, Traffic Information, Traffic jam, Truck Navigation | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Live Tracking Coronavirus on a Map

Johns Hopkins CSSE has developed and published a GIS web map tool, whereby you can live track the spread of Coronavirus on a map. I feel the pedigree is important, because when I listen to my Alexa news brief each … Continue reading

Posted in Airports, Australia, China, Disease, emergency, Emergency Services, equality, Family, Government, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Pandemic, People, Racism, religon, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Commuting on Electric, Foiling, Water E-Scooters to Avoid the Traffic – Love it or Hate it?

If Auckland Transport, Auckland Council and ACC have had nightmares about Lime and other brands of e-scooter, they should be very worried about the implications of this new disruptive transport mode, the electric water scooter being developed by Kiwi engineer … Continue reading

Posted in Auckland, disruptive model, driving, Foresight, Future Technology, Futurist, New Zealand, Road Tolling, safer journeys, Smart City, traffic, traffic congestion, Traffic jam, Traffic Optimization, travel demand management | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

YOU’RE ALL FROGS

Of course it doesn’t actually apply to you because you read my blog and you know how tirelessly I have worked to encourage people to make smarter decisions about their travel, especially their commute. So don’t think of this as … Continue reading

Posted in Car Navigation, Car Technology, cars, commuting, congestion, cycling, drivers, driving, driving app, freeway, Google maps, Government, GPS Apps, GPS Car Nav, GPS Maps, GPS Nav, GPS Navigation, HERE, Intelligent Transport Systems, ITS, love of cars, Nav Maps, Navigation Maps, Navman, New Zealand, People, Public Transport, road rage, RTTI, Telecommuting, traffic, traffic congestion, traffic demand, traffic design, Traffic Information, Traffic jam, Traffic Management, Traffic Optimization, travel demand management, Unusual Traffic, Urban design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Auckland Harbour Bridge Approaches are at Full Capacity

Headlines in newspapers are saying that the business case for building a second harbour crossing in Auckland have been delayed. The implication is that this will exacerbate the traffic congestion problem. Auckland’s Mayor, Phil Goff has a published Vision Statement … Continue reading

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Spark Sport, Sky and the Future of TV

I said I wouldn’t pay for it and I didn’t. However, as I have just had spine fusion surgery and limited mobility, my daughter’s partner paid the $89 as a get-well gift. So I’m not about to look a gift … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Glasses, 3D Printing, Apps, Future, Future Technology, Gamification, Innovation, New Zealand, taxi industry, Technology, World Cup Rugby | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Get Notifications and Avoid Traffic Congestion During Christmas and New Year

I don’t know about you, but I hate being stuck in traffic. I live in Auckland, New Zealand where traffic congestion is a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck in it. You have choices … Continue reading

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