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Spireon Defeats Challenge to its U.S. Patent for Vehicle Inventory Management Technology
Litigation against accused infringer is now expected to continue in federal district court
IRVINE, CA, December 11, 2019,—Spireon, Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, today unveiled that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board rejected a challenge to the validity of Spireon’s patent (U.S. Patent No. 10,089,598) brought by Procon Analytics, LLC. The Board, part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, denied institution of a post-grant review challenging the validity of the ’598 patent. It found the petition for review failed to demonstrate that any of the patent claims of the ’598 patent are unpatentable. In so holding, the Board found Procon Analytics’s arguments to the contrary, including testimony by its purported expert, as “unsupported by factual evidence.”
Spireon Launches Live Tracking for the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree
Delivering Enchantment Across the Nation, the “People’s Tree” Makes its Trek from New Mexico to Washington, D.C.
IRVINE, CA, November 11, 2019,—Spireon, Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, today unveiled the website, www.capitoltreetracker.com, dedicated to providing real time tracking of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from New Mexico to Washington, D.C. Since 1970, the USDA Forest Service has provided a tree from one of our national forests to appear on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. This year’s tree hails from the Carson National Forest. In partnership with the nonprofit, Choose Outdoors, the tree can be tracked with Spireon’s FleetLocate® trailer management solution.
Spireon’s FleetLocate Wins Gold in 2019 Compass Intelligence IoT Innovator Awards
FleetLocate’s FL Flex, IntelliScan solutions recognized as trucking industry disruptors
IRVINE, CA, October 29, 2019,—Spireon, Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, today announced its FleetLocate® solution for trailer and asset management won gold in the 2019 Compass Intelligence IoT Innovator Award for the Trucking Fleet Management. These awards honor companies for developing solutions that disrupt the market, and Spireon’s FleetLocate was recognized for advancements to its trailer and asset management solution that maximize return on investment for transportation companies.
New Data: Billion-dollar Used Car Industry Problem Curtailed by GPS Technology
In the year since impound fees cost the used car industry $1.1B, new data shows maturing technology has made a positive impact
IRVINE, CA, October 10, 2019,—Spireon, Inc., In its latest findings, Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, has reported that in 2019, significantly more used vehicles have been recovered expeditiously from impound lots than in 2018. This faster recovery time has resulted in an estimated average savings of $107 per vehicle impounded. Spireon data indicates that in 2019, 27.8 percent more vehicles were recovered from impound lots in less than a day. Meanwhile, vehicles accruing mounting fees in excess of one week to more than a month has improved by 27 percent since its 2018 findings. “Last year’s data was pulled during a period when impound lot recovery technology powered by GPS was still in its early stages and did not yet have a strong foothold among dealers,” said Brian Deeley, Sr. Director, Product Management at Spireon. “However, since then, through gradual adoption and education, we are seeing the fruits of our labor pay off in the form of significant savings for both independent and BHPH dealers.”
Spireon Introduces Intelligent Trailer Management Portfolio
Extending beyond basic sensors and trailer components, Intelligent Trailer Management provides solutions to bring rich data and actionable intelligence to the forefront of the trucking industry
IRVINE, CA, October 8, 2019,—Spireon, Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, today unveiled Intelligent Trailer Management (ITM), the company’s new portfolio defining the industry term of “Smart Trailer,” timed with American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE). Building upon Spireon’s award-winning trailer management solutions, ITM brings a new generation of intelligent tools to carriers, helping to leverage the right data and provide actionable intelligence.
“Today the term ‘Smart Trailer’ is broad, blurry and leaves carriers unsure of how an investment in such systems would generate a clear return,” said Roni Taylor, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Spireon. “This is why we have defined Intelligent Trailer Management for the industry – a newly enhanced trailer platform that makes it easy for carriers to gather and use data to reduce cost and increase utilization.”
Spireon Announces Big Data Partnership with Snowflake
Opening FleetLocate Data to Snowflake Allows Customized Analytics at a Fraction of the Cost
IRVINE, CA, September 16, 2019,—Spireon, Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, today announced a strategic partnership with Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud, which combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud to support a “your data, no limits” approach to advanced analytics. FleetLocate by Spireon, the comprehensive fleet and asset intelligence solution, leverages state-of-the-art telematics technology and its powerful NSpire® platform to collect over one billion data events per month. FleetLocate is designed to translate these data points into actionable intelligence so fleet and asset managers have the information they need to operate most safely, efficiently and profitably. Known for its ease of use, FleetLocate features robust reporting, dashboards, and API integration. However, with a vast number of data events collected every month, many clients, particularly those at the enterprise level, want the ability to tap into their full fleet feed to create custom queries and generate advanced insights specific to their given operation. Enter Snowflake.
Spireon Announces the Launch of FleetLocate for Ford
Launch coincides with complete user interface refresh and introduction of advance engine diagnostics for award-winning fleet management platform
IRVINE, Calif., August 14, 2019—Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today launched FleetLocate for Ford, which offers best-in-class GPS tracking for fleets operating supported Ford vehicle models. Leveraging the Ford open-platform Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), FleetLocate for Ford enables mobile asset management and driver behavior monitoring, as well as delivering actionable insights to inform business decision making, without the need for aftermarket hardware. The launch coincides with the introduction of an enhanced user interface and new advanced diagnostics integration within the fleet solution’s Maintenance Module.
Spireon Announces Availability of GoldStar Connect in Spanish at NIADA 2019
Vehicle intelligence company extends value of GPS platform for Buy Here Pay Here dealers
and consumers with Spanish language option
IRVINE, Calif., June 18, 2019—Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association’s (NIADA) 2019 Expo and Convention that its GoldStar® Connect solution is now available in Spanish. The GoldStar Connect app offers Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) dealers and lenders connected car features and benefits meant to increase customer loyalty and profitability. With the addition of the Spanish language option, Spanish-speaking consumers can now benefit from the app’s industry-leading GPS services and additional capabilities. “As a company, we pride ourselves on meeting the needs of our customers, and, in the case of GoldStar Connect, this includes ensuring BHPH dealers have the flexibility to offer a convenient, personalized experience to their Spanish-speaking buyers,” said Brian Deeley, director of product management at Spireon. “By releasing the app in the second most commonly spoken language in the U.S., Spireon is now able to expand its reach, providing a better experience for dealers and lenders, while also offering more consumers the benefits of a feature-rich, connected car experience.”
Spireon Appoints Industry Veteran Brian Skutta President of Automotive
Vehicle finance and franchise dealer segments combine forces for future growth
IRVINE, Calif., June 12, 2019—Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced the unification of its vehicle finance, Buy Here Pay Here, lender, and franchise dealer product offerings into a combined Automotive portfolio, and the appointment of Brian Skutta as its president. Under Skutta’s leadership, Spireon’s automotive-focused segments will leverage its innovative product lineup and already deep bench of industry experts to best serve its customers into the future.
Spireon Wins Business Intelligence Group’s 2019 Excellence in Customer Service Award
The Vehicle Intelligence Company Adds Second Customer Service Award, Bringing Total Awards for 2019 to Five
IRVINE, Calif., May 14, 2019—Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced that it has been named a winner in the 2019 Excellence in Customer Service Award for Organization of the Year by the Business Intelligence Group. Spireon was selected due to its deep investment in product innovation and dedication to develop deeper relationships with its 20,000+ customers while ensuring customer success.
Spireon Named Customer Service Team Of The Year In 2019 American Business Awards
Vehicle Intelligence Company Receives Fourth Award in 2019
IRVINE, Calif., May 2, 2019—Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company,
the vehicle intelligence company, today announced that the it has earned the Gold Stevie Award for Customer Service Team of the Year in the 17th Annual American Business Awards. The American Business Awards, also known as the Stevie Awards, are the nation’s premier business awards recognizing the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals. The recognition marks the company’s fourth award win in 2019 to date.
Spireon Wins 2019 IoT Vehicle Telematics Company of the Year
Most awarded company in vehicle telematics honored by Compass Intelligence Awards for the third time since 2016
IRVINE, Calif., April 11, 2019—Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced it was named IoT Vehicle Telematics Company of the Year in the 2019 Compass Intelligence awards. Selected by a judging panel of more than 40 industry-leading journalists, editors and analysts covering technology, the internet of things (IoT), mobile devices and software, Spireon was recognized for its persistent innovation in aftermarket telematics services.
Spireon Redefines Vehicle Telematics with Hardware and Mobile Innovations, Fueling Strong 2018 Results
New solutions and exceptional customer service drive year-over-year growth in several business segments
IRVINE, Calif., March 21, 2019—Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, closed 2018 with eight awards and significant year-over-year growth across transportation, fleet and franchise dealer business units. The growth was driven by hardware and mobile innovations designed to increase profitability, improve asset health and enhance operational efficiency for customers. New solutions and a nationally recognized customer service department contributed to increases in revenue, active subscriptions, new business orders and average order size for several market segments targeted by the company.
Spireon Wins Gold for Most Innovative Service of the Year in the 2018 One Planet Awards
Spireon Wins Gold for Most Innovative Service of the Year in the 2018 One Planet Awards
IRVINE, Calif., February 19, 2019—Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, has received Gold for Most Innovative Service of the Year in the 2018 One Planet® Awards. Spireon was selected for its NSpire version 3.0 IoT platform, which uses diverse telematics data from nearly four million connected vehicles, along with sophisticated analytics, to deliver unique business insights to a wide range of companies. The One Planet Awards program honors the best in business and professional excellence in every industry around the world.
The Rosedale Group Chooses FleetLocate to Replace Legacy Telematics System
U.S., Canada transportation service provider deploys 1,450 telematics devices across entire fleet
IRVINE, Calif., January 29, 2019—Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, recently completed a trailer telematics upgrade for The Rosedale Group, a truckload and LTL transportation services company specializing in the warehousing and distribution of flooring materials. The Rosedale Group chose to deploy Spireon’s FleetLocate® across its entire fleet of more than 1,450 trailers, replacing a legacy tracking solution.
Spireon Introduces My Dealer for Kahu, Allowing Dealerships to Grow Revenue from Fixed Operations
My Dealer drives customers back to the dealership through personalized and convenient customer engagement, including right-place, right-time mobile offers
San Francisco, Calif., Jan. 24, 2019—Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, introduced the My Dealer feature for Kahu, a new customer retention module that allows dealers to easily target and engage customers post sale, creating ongoing revenue opportunities. This enhancement to the award-winning Kahu connected car solution uses actual vehicle mileage and other customer data to deliver timely, relevant service reminders, promotions and other messages in a convenient and personalized way, keeping the dealership front and center with customers when they have automotive needs.
Spireon’s GoldStar Wins Connected Car Product of the Year in 2019 IoT Breakthrough Award
Recent GoldStar enhancements create unmatched value for consumers, dealers, and lenders
IRVINE, Calif., January 3, 2019—Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, has been recognized by the 2019 IoT Breakthrough Awards for its GoldStar™ GPS solution, which was named Connected Car Product of the Year. As the premier solution for risk management in the vehicle finance industry—including subprime auto dealers, lenders and auto rental agencies—GoldStar was honored for new features that dramatically increase the value of GPS for customers, including a pre-built, nationwide impound lot database, and a consumer-facing mobile application called GoldStar Connect.
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Spireon Named Most Innovative Company in Best in Biz Awards, Wins 8th Award in 2018
Gold award for innovation recognizes rapid delivery of telematics solutions for automotive and transportation industries
IRVINE, Calif., December 18, 2018—Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, received a gold award for Most Innovative Company of the Year in the 2018 Best in Biz Awards program. Spireon was recognized for its track record of continued achievement in telematics solutions for auto dealers, lenders, transportation companies, commercial fleets and consumers. The award marks the eighth industry award win for Spireon in 2018.
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Spireon Secures U.S. Patent for Vehicle Inventory Management Technology
Company now counts 30 patents in its portfolio, with latest patent covering Kahu connected car solution for dealers
IRVINE, Calif., November 27, 2018——The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, a patent for its technology approach to managing an automotive dealership’s vehicle inventory by pairing a tracking device to a vehicle. Patent number 10,089,598, “Methods and Apparatus for Monitoring and Control of Electronic Devices,” covers the technology used in Kahu, Spireon’s connected car solution built for dealers. This is the 30th patent secured by Spireon for advanced connected vehicle technologies.
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Company earns 11 awards in 18 months, underscoring commitment to innovation and outstanding customer service
IRVINE, Calif., October 25, 2018—Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, received the Bronze award for its NSpire 3.0 Internet of Things (IoT) platform in the 2018 Golden Bridge Awards for Innovation of the Year in the Automotive, Transportation, Storage and Logistics category. The NSpire platform is the foundation for the company’s telematics solutions, providing advanced analytics and an unmatched vehicle data repository, with more than 326 billion driving miles to date. Spireon has received eleven awards in 18 months, showcasing the company’s commitment to delivering innovative products to solve the industry’s biggest challenges, complemented by unmatched customer service.
Partnership with Greenbriar Expected to Accelerate Growth Strategy and Enhance Operational Flexibility
IRVINE, Calif., October 11, 2018—Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company,has selected Greenbriar Equity Group, L.P. (Greenbriar), a New York-based private investment firm, as its new equity partner. With over $3.5 billion in capital and investments in the global transportation and logistics industries, Greenbriar becomes the primary investor in Spireon as a result of the transaction.
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IRVINE, CA, October 10, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, today announced its FleetLocate solution for trailer and asset management has been named 2018 Product of the Year in the enterprise category as part of Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Awards for Business. The BIG Awards annual program was launched in 2012 and recognizes companies, products and people that are demonstrated leaders in their respective industries.
IRVINE, CA, October 9, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, introduces GoldStar Connect, a full-featured connected car mobile application that gives Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) dealers and lenders the opportunity to increase customer loyalty and profitability. As the newest addition to the GoldStar™ GPS solution suite, GoldStar Connect helps dealers and lenders recoup the cost of GPS, while also increasing value, convenience and safety for consumers.
Auto Dealer Management by Compass Intelligence
to increase operational efficiency, customer loyalty and profitability
IRVINE, CA, October 4, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, was named Internet of Things (IoT) Innovator in Auto Dealer Management by Compass Intelligence for 2018. Spireon was chosen for its leadership in providing new insights to dealers via automotive analytics to enhance dealer operations, customer engagement and profitability with its innovative Kahu offering—the first connected car solution specifically designed for dealerships. The awards comprise 20 IoT innovation categories and are voted on by a team of over 30 independent analysts, editors, consultants and advisors.
IRVINE, CA, September 26, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, has published, “Impound Storage Fees, a Billion-Dollar Problem,” the first report of its kind to address the costs to consumers, dealers and lenders associated with vehicle impounds. “The reality is that impound isn’t a static problem. The information dealers need to combat it, including the latest impound lot locations and faster impound notifications, is dynamic. Only with timely access to accurate information can dealers put a dent in escalating costs,” said Brian Deeley, director of product management at Spireon.
IRVINE, CA, September 18, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, is adding several enhancements to its Kahu connected car solution, designed to provide automotive dealer groups with the tools they need to optimize operations, improve sales results and mitigate risk. New features include streamlined portfolio and inventory management, account transfer for seamless dealer trades, mobile views of inventory age, new test drive analytics, and more.
IRVINE, CA, August 22, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, experienced substantial growth in both Automotive and Transportation sectors, and achieved a number of corporate milestones in the first half of 2018. Product innovation, white-glove customer service and key industry partnerships contributed to increases in revenue, active subscriptions and customer service metrics.
“Results for the first half of 2018 show market demand remains extremely strong for our best-in-class connected vehicle solutions,” said Kevin Weiss, Spireon CEO. “Across the core markets we serve—auto dealerships, transportation companies and local fleets—a growing number of customers and partners are selecting Spireon based on the quality of our products and outstanding customer service. We have made significant investments to scale the business and those investments are paying off.”
FleetLocate IntelliScan sensor will deliver unprecedented accuracy in cargo monitoring, addressing blind spots for trailer fleets
IRVINE, CA, July 9, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, introduced a new FleetLocate Cargo Sensor with breakthrough IntelliScan® sensing technology, providing unprecedented accuracy in visualizing cargo load status. The patent-pending IntelliScan technology uses a unique combination of sensing methods, including optical imaging and laser time of flight, to provide trailer fleet managers with a more precise picture of what is inside every trailer.
“The accuracy of IntelliScan technology is vastly superior to anything on the market today, and the industry has been in dire need of a better solution for cargo monitoring,” said Rick Gruenhagen, chief technology officer at Spireon. “Our new cargo sensor can deliver the precise readings trailer managers need, saving time, reducing detention and maximizing resources to drive bottom line results.”
Quick Locate provides detailed, real-time vehicle status alerts, reducing risk and streamlining recovery for subprime dealers and lenders
IRVINE, CA, June 19, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, introduced Quick Locate, the latest feature of its GoldStar GPS solution, at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association’s (NIADA) 2018 Expo and Convention in Orlando, Florida. Quick Locate provides dealers and lenders in the Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) market instant visibility to vehicle location and current status, improving efficiency by reducing the need to manually locate vehicles individually.
As an authorized Ford telematics service provider, Spireon gains access to OEM-grade data through Ford’s Transportation Mobility Cloud
IRVINE, CA, June 7, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, has signed an agreement with Ford Commercial Solutions for Spireon’s award-winning FleetLocate fleet management solution to access data through Ford’s open-platform Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC). Spireon customers who own Ford vehicles will gain faster, easier onboarding to the FleetLocate platform, without any additional hardware costs or installation. Extensive Ford-specific vehicle data will be available through the FleetLocate web and mobile applications to improve fleet management for customers.
Launched in 2010, FleetLocate is now an industry-leader in trailer telematics, on pace for continued growth with new innovations imminent
IRVINE, CA, May 22, 2018 —Spireon Inc., hit a major milestone this year by surpassing 200,000 active trailer telematics subscribers for its FleetLocate asset and trailer intelligence solution. The customer who pushed Spireon over the benchmark was Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), one of the world’s largest transportation companies with more than 240,000 assets and over 50,000 customers.
Vehicle intelligence leader receives eight awards in thirteen months
IRVINE, CA, May 17, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, was named IoT Vehicle Telematics Company of the Year in the 2018 Compass Intelligence awards. Voted on by a judging panel of more than 40 industry-leading journalists, editors and analysts covering technology and the IoT, mobile devices and software sectors, Spireon was chosen for its continued innovation in aftermarket telematics, strong market traction, and exceptional customer service metrics.
Recognized for innovation and service, the vehicle intelligence company receives third Stevie® Award in 12 months
IRVINE, CA, May 3, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, announced its NSpire 3.0 IoT platform was awarded Silver for New Product or Service of the Year in the 16th annual American Business Awards. NSpire is the powerhouse behind the company’s unmatched telematics data repository and analytics capability, capturing more than 326 billion driving miles to date. This is the third Stevie Award for Spireon in the past 12 months — the other two earned for the company’s outstanding customer service.
Rashid Ismail joins vehicle intelligence executive team to enhance customer success
IRVINE, CA, March 28, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, has appointed Rashid Ismail as senior vice president of customer success, joining the company’s executive leadership team. Tapping into an extensive background in operations and customer experience, Ismail will be responsible for customer lifecycle management, bringing even greater strength to Spireon’s award-winning customer service program.
Kahu redefines vehicle telematics with advanced dealer analytics, enterprise group management and consumer mobile engagement to drive loyalty and profit for dealers
LAS VEGAS, NV, March 22, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, will showcase new enhancements to its Kahu® connected dealer solution at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, March 23–25, 2018. Kahu redefines vehicle telematics by focusing on the needs of the dealership, adding new features to optimize performance, such as advanced inventory and test-drive analytics, enterprise management for dealer groups, and an enhanced consumer mobile app for increasing customer loyalty and add- on revenue.
To see a demonstration of Kahu at NADA, visit Spireon’s booth, #5402C, near the Northeast Concourse entrance of the exhibit hall.
High customer satisfaction, growing revenue streams and product innovation
highlight a landmark year for the company
IRVINE, Calif., March 12, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, today announced business growth metrics and technology advancements achieved in 2017, demonstrating the company’s accelerating trajectory of success. Spireon® is the largest provider of aftermarket telematics solutions in North America. By the end of 2017, Spireon’s NSpire™ IoT platform supported nearly 4 million connected vehicles and now processes more than 1.5 billion data events each quarter, providing critical vehicle and driver insights to more than 20,000 companies in automotive, transportation, lending, and a wide variety of service industries.
Leading provider of connected vehicle solutions earns fourth award for superior,
white-glove service and support
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, earned a Silver award in the 2018 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, the company announced today. Celebrating their fourth customer service award in the past ten months, Spireon was named a Customer Service Department of the Year in the Airlines, Distribution and Transportation category. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service recognize the achievements of contact center, customer service, business development and sales professionals worldwide.
“We put the customer at the forefront of everything we do, which makes receiving this award all the more gratifying,” said Kevin Weiss, Spireon CEO. “I am extremely proud that our outstanding customer service team continues to be recognized for their dedication and expertise, and I know they will be thrilled with the validation that comes from winning another Silver Stevie.”
New FL Flex offers continuous battery life, tamper alerts and broad customization
in a small footprint device
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, has released the industry’s first modular trailer tracking solution, FL Flex, the latest in its FleetLocate® product line. Spireon’s FL Flex enables a mixed fleet to deploy a single, small footprint device across its full range of trailers, and then customize the unit to meet the specific needs of each asset. By configuring FL Flex with options such as door, cargo, temperature and other trailer sensors, as well as solar panels to maximize up-time, fleets can streamline and accelerate the deployment of mission-critical asset management capabilities across their business.
“Premier Trailer Leasing believes in outfitting its trailers with the best technology. FL Flex’s modular design and long life supports many configurations, including solar, giving us actionable real-time trailer data that our customers demand,” said Jim AuBuchon, CEO of Premier Trailer Leasing.
“Drive On Demand” demo leverages SmartDeviceLink APIs for an innovative, flexible alternative to purchasing or leasing vehicles from dealerships
LAS VEGAS, Nev., January 9, 2018—Spireon Inc., Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, will demonstrate new Mobility as a Service (MaaS) capabilities with its Kahu® solution at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas, Jan. 9-12, 2018. The demo features an innovative car-sharing service, which Spireon calls Drive On Demand™, that would allow dealers to offer customers an affordable and secure alternative to purchasing or leasing vehicles.
Company recognized for technical and operational excellence with five awards, new product releases, and outstanding NPS scores in 2017
IRVINE, Calif., December 21, 2017—Spireon Inc., Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, announced that December 30, 2017, will mark the company’s 15th year in business providing automotive and commercial fleet telematics solutions to now more than 20,000 customers in North America. Spireon achieved landmark results in 2017, earning five industry awards, releasing new products across all segments, and exiting the third quarter with a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 65.
Transportation and logistics leader Comcar Industries gains full visibility and increased efficiency using trailer tracking by Spireon
IRVINE, Calif., December 20, 2017—Spireon Inc., Spireon, Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, today announced that Comcar Industries, Inc., a leader in the transportation and logistics industry with four subsidiary business units, has adopted Spireon’s FleetLocate® trailer management solution for their diverse fleet of dry/refrigerated vans, bulk, flatbed and chemical trailers. Comcar is installing FleetLocate in its entire fleet to optimize trailer utilization and operational efficiency for their customers.
Leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions takes home top honor for industry-leading service and support
IRVINE, Calif., December 14, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced the One Planet® Awards has recognized the company with a gold award for Customer Service Team of the Year. An international program, the One Planet Awards honor the best in business and professional excellence in every industry around the world. Spireon’s selection in the customer service category reaffirms the company’s longstanding commitment to delivering outstanding pre- and post-sale service and support.
Company introduces GoldStar Enterprise for auto lenders and large multi-branch dealers, along with new, nationwide Impound Lot database
IRVINE, Calif., December 13, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced the latest enhancements to their GoldStar™ GPS solution for the vehicle finance industry. New GoldStar Enterprise adds enhanced workflow automation for lenders, credit unions, and large Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) dealerships with multiple locations. The company also added a new, nationwide Impound Lot database, prebuilt into the platform, and available for both GoldStar Pro and GoldStar Enterprise customers.
IRVINE, Calif., December 5, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced its Kahu® connected car solution has been named New Product of the Year in the automotive enterprise category of Business Intelligence Group’s 2017 BIG Awards for Business. The BIG Awards annual program was launched in 2012 to recognize companies, products and people that are leading their respective industries.
IRVINE, Calif., November 30, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, announced the company’s FleetLocate® solution earned the silver award for Enterprise Service of the Year in the 2017 Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.
IRVINE, Calif., November 9, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced a new FleetLocate™ Compliance solution designed to help fleets of all sizes affordably comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which will take effect Dec. 18, 2017. Powered by Gorilla Safety, a leading provider of cloud-based software for the fleet and transportation industry, FleetLocate Compliance makes it easy for fleet managers to oversee driver hours in accordance with the new regulatory requirements.
IRVINE, Calif., October 26, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced that J. Grady Randolph, Inc., one of the largest flatbed fleets specializing in prestressed concrete in the U.S., has adopted the company’s FleetLocate asset management solution in order to optimize utilization of its 700 trailers.
IRVINE, Calif., September 14, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced that Big G Express, an over-the-road trucking company that provides transportation services across the United States, has selected Spireon’s FleetLocate asset management solution with an aim of reducing its fleet size by 110 trailers, while increasing trailer utilization.
As a company committed to increasing driver safety, customer satisfaction and business optimization, Big G Express needed a solution to better manage trailer assets, limit detention at customer sites, and accurately track detention times for billing. The company also sought to improve its tractor-to-trailer ratio and reduce capital expenses associated with excess trailer inventory.
IRVINE, Calif., September 7, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, received the prestigious Gold award for Customer Service in the 2017 Golden Bridge Awards®. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services. The win marks the second award that Spireon has earned in 2017 for exceptional Customer Service. In May, Spireon won the Silver Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year in the 15th Annual American Business Awards.
IRVINE, CA, August 24, 2017 – Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced key business metrics and achievements for the first half of 2017, continuing the company’s longstanding streak of financial and operational performance gains. Spireon solutions connect millions of vehicles and mobile assets to the internet, enabling auto lenders and dealers, fleet managers, and consumers to track and manage their valuable assets remotely via Web and mobile apps. The company’s NSpire platform now processes more than 500 million data events per month, and achieved a 99.99 percent uptime from January 1 through June 30, 2017.
IRVINE, CA, July 20, 2017 – Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions, today announced that RJ & Sons LLC—a family-owned and operated transportation company providing Specialized Logistics solutions to customers throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico—has adopted the company’s FleetLocate fleet and asset management solution across its entire fleet of specialized trailers
LAS VEGAS, May 24, 2017 – Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions, announced the latest version of its GoldStar GPS solution for the vehicle finance industry, offering dealers and lenders an easy and efficient approach to mitigate risk while sustaining growth. The announcement is timed with the National Alliance of Buy Here Pay Here Dealers (NABD) Conference in Las Vegas, where the company’s senior vice president of sales for Automotive Solutions, Reggie Ponsford, is speaking on a panel addressing the challenges and opportunities for dealers in the Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) space.
LAS VEGAS, May 18, 2017 – Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions with more than 3.75 million active subscribers, today released its FleetLocate Connected by OnStar fleet management solution for properly equipped GM vehicles.
IRVINE, Calif. Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions, today announced the appointment of Bob Burden as senior vice president of sales for Spireon’s Fleet Division. An industry veteran with more than 12 years of experience in executive sales roles, Burden will spearhead sales to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as reseller and channel segments, with an eye toward continued market growth and executing industry-leading go-to-market strategies.
IRVINE, Calif.—May 2, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions, today announced the company received the Silver Stevie Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year category in the 15th Annual American Business Awards. The American Business Awards, also known as the Stevies, are the nation’s premier business awards recognizing achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals. The Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year is the top honor for customer service and business development.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, today announced the promotion of Reggie Ponsford to senior vice president of Sales for Spireon’s Automotive Solutions group. Previously, Ponsford was vice president of national accounts, responsible for Spireon’s largest and most complex customers in the automotive space. In his new role, Ponsford will oversee sales for the vehicle finance market segment, including Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH), franchise, rental, and power sports vehicle dealers, as well as direct and indirect lenders and strategic accounts.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, and CU Solutions Group, a credit union service organization, today announced a partnership focused on mitigating auto lending risk for credit unions. CUSG will exclusively offer to its national network of credit union clients Spireon’s GoldStar Lender solution, which includes tools to help control the rise in delinquencies by staying connected to borrowers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Spireon Inc., the leader in aftermarket telematics solutions for risk management and business optimization, today announced general availability of FleetLocate FL Solar, its state-of-the-art solar-powered solution for trailer and asset tracking, and will showcase the offering today through March 2 at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition (TMC) in Nashville, Tennessee. At TMC, leading industry publication Heavy Duty Trucking will present Spireon with a Top 20 Product of the Year award, recognizing the FleetLocate trailer and asset management system. Spireon customer Pan American Express, a privately-owned full service transportation company, is among the first fleets to adopt FL Solar, and has cited ease of installation and extended operational life of the device as key advantages.
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the leader in aftermarket telematics solutions for risk management and business optimization, continued its run of 14 consecutive years of top line growth with outstanding financial and operational performance in the second half of 2016. Spireon solutions now connect over 3.75 million active customers to their vehicles and assets, and the Company’s NSpire platform is processing more than 1 billion data events per quarter, providing critical productivity improvements and asset protection for consumers, dealers, lenders and fleet managers of all sizes.
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the leader in aftermarket telematics solutions for risk management and business optimization, will introduce its latest connected car solution – Kahu™ – at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans. Kahu is designed for dealers, providing streamlined lot management while delivering a new finance and insurance (F&I) profit center by offering consumers a modern location tracking and stolen vehicle recovery service. Additionally, Kahu empowers dealers to grow service retention with car buyers by providing accurate vehicle data for proactive maintenance reminders that can improve vehicle health and keep vehicles within warranty.
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, today announced the appointment of veteran telematics executive Jason Penkethman as its Chief Product Officer, reporting to Chief Technology Officer, Rick Gruenhagen. In this role, Penkethman will lead the next wave of innovation for Spireon’s products and platform, creating vehicle connectivity solutions that maximize customer value.
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, today announced the appointment of Ed Suski as its Vice President of Hardware Engineering, reporting to Spireon Chief Technology Officer, Rick Gruenhagen. A former executive at General Electric and United Technologies Corporation, Suski brings innovation and operational expertise to reimagine hardware and software platforms for increased scalability, efficiency and performance.
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, today announced the appointment of Todd Abbott, Carla Fitzgerald and Rick Gruenhagen to Spireon’s Executive Team, leading sales, marketing and technology functions respectively. Joining recently appointed CEO Kevin Weiss, the new leadership additions will be instrumental in driving Spireon’s transformative next phase of growth.
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the leading provider of GPS-based vehicle telematics and Business Intelligence solutions with over three million active subscribers, announced its first solar-powered trailer and asset telematics solution, providing customers with a new way to gain location information and Rich Data around their trailers and assets through a reliable and renewable energy source.
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon, Inc., the leading provider of GPS-based vehicle telematics and Business Intelligence solutions with over three million active subscribers, today announced that it has been named the IoT Vehicle Telematics Company of the Year as part of the 4th annual 2016 Compass Intelligence Awards.
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the leading provider of GPS-based vehicle telematics and Business Intelligence solutions with over 3 million active subscribers, today announced that Spireon SkyLink is enabling auto dealerships to streamline inventory management as well as add a new finance and insurance (F&I) profit center with a unique connected car service offered to car buyers.
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the leading provider of GPS-based vehicle telematics and Business Intelligence solutions with over 3 million active subscribers, today announced that Milan Supply Chain Solutions, a full-service transportation, logistics and supply chain company, has selected Spireon FleetLocate to provide trailer tracking data intelligence for over 1,100 trailers to improve trailer utilization and deliver significant operational savings.
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the leading provider of GPS-based vehicle telematics and Business Intelligence solutions with over 3 million active subscribers, today announced its Spireon NSpire cloud-based vehicle telematics platform has delivered unprecedented reliability for customers throughout peak demand, including a 96 percent increase in data events processed year over year.
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., a leading provider of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) and Business Intelligence Solutions, today introduced FleetLocate Temperature Monitoring, the Company’s first refrigerated trailer telematics solution for customers that require extra precautions to safeguard their perishable goods or products during the climate-controlled transportation and shipping process.
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the industry’s leading open connected vehicle platform company with over 2.5 million active subscribers, today introduced GoldStar Lender, the Company’s next generation GPS vehicle tracking and Collateral Management System (CMS) that has proven to help customers increase their loan portfolio performance by up to 20 percent.
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the nation’s largest and most trusted aftermarket Connected Vehicle company with over 2.5 million connected vehicles on the road, today debuts Kahu, a new service sold exclusively through used car dealers to offer customers a simple way to link their vehicle to their smartphone and interact with their car after purchasing.