25 Alerts From the GPS TRACKING Tag


oos E-Newsletter #264: Why VMT Taxing Schemes are Unnecessary and Intrusive

The Maryland General Assembly will consider a proposal this week to prohibit the state or local jurisdiction from imposing a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax on private vehicle owners. The measure would also prohibit the installation of GPS devices in private vehicles to track and report vehicle miles traveled. The oos will provide testimony in […]

oos E-Newsletter #185: Are You a Digital Bigfoot?

There’s no escaping it. You leave a digital footprint everywhere you go. And it tells a lot about you: where you’ve been, what you’ve been doing—even your state of mind.We’ve discussed some of these digital trackers already. Cell phone records can…

oos E-Newsletter #175: A Quick Tour of Intelligent Transportation Systems

By John Bowman, oos Communications DirectorAn interesting magazine came across my desk the other day. It’s called Thinking Highways, and it covers the fascinating field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). On its surface, ITS is essentiall…

oos E-Newsletter #171: Black Box Data—A Cautionary Tale

Imagine being in a two-car accident that not only totaled your vehicle, but also made you uninsurable at any sort of reasonable cost because the blame for the collision was placed squarely on your sore shoulders. Nothing too unusual about that, ri…

oos E-Newsletter #167: Members Weigh In on Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance

oos members are never shy about sharing their opinions. Our recent E-newsletter on Pay as You Drive (PAYD) auto insurance (#165: The Trade-Offs of “Pay as You Drive” Auto Insurance), spurred many to respond with their own thoughtful and provocativ…