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Vauxhall ends Trafficmaster deal

Vauxhall has announced the end of its contract with telematics firm Trafficmaster, which saw its traffic management systems fitted as standard on Vauxhall Vectras since 1997 and Vauxhall Omegas from last year.

A Vauxhall spokesman said: 'The contract has run for a number of years and runs out this month. Vauxhall has decided not to renew the contract as the new Vectra will be launched in the first quarter of next year.

'The new Vectra is different in terms of design and architecture. The company is looking at various traffic management systems because it believes telematics is still the way forward.'

He declined to comment on whether new Vectra will be fitted with telematics systems, but insisted the Trafficmaster initiative had been successful.

Denis Chick, Trafficmaster's head of communications, said the firm was in talks with Vauxhall about moving on to a new generation product.

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