SmartDrive Launches Latest Video-Based Driver Risk Management Technology at Euro Bus Expo, 1-3 November 2016, NEC, Birmingham
SmartDrive Helps Passenger Transport Fleets Reduce the Frequency, Severity and Financial Impact of Collisions
Hertfordshire, UK — 19 October, 2016 – SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency will be showcasing its latest video based driver risk management safety programmes at the Euro Bus Expo at the NEC, Birmingham on 1-3 November 2016. Visitors to the SmartDrive stand (H17) will be able to see first-hand how the company’s SmartChoiceTM programme can help them reduce collisions by up to 50 percent, improve fuel consumption by up to 3 percent and achieve significant reductions in the total cost of risk across their fleet.
“Despite developments in vehicle technology, such as active safety systems, advanced braking, and lane departure warning, the driver is still the most advanced technology in the vehicle. Driving performance represents the biggest opportunity to improve fleet safety, passenger comfort and efficiency by proactively managing risky driving behaviour,” states Aidan Rowsome, vice president, EMEA of SmartDrive.
“Anything that diverts the driver’s full attention away from driving is incredibly dangerous and costly,” continues Rowsome. “Despite the vast data available from telematics systems, the complexities of the driving environment prevent fleets, even the large players, from getting unbiased insight on driver performance. SmartDrive solves this challenge by providing the missing intelligence link for fleets, which is definitive driver performance data combined with vehicle systems data, in an easy-to-use, web-based programme that meets the needs of passenger fleets of every size.”
SmartDrive’s SmartChoiceTM programme provides an effective way to improve driver performance and is the only video-based driver safety programme that provides fleets the freedom to choose the level of video protection that best aligns with their specific business priorities and needs. Whether the fleet operator’s primary objective is exonerating drivers from frivolous or fraudulent claims from other road users or passengers, protecting drivers by capturing and coaching risk or preventing collisions with up to 360 degree visibility to risk, SmartChoiceTM offers a solution to meet each fleet’s distinct requirements.
“Transporting passengers presents many challenges in today’s complex, high-regulated and increasingly competitive environment,” comments Rowsome. “Growth in passenger journeys, regulatory requirements for decreasing emissions, limited revenues and resources and competition for new routes, means that fleet operators are now, more than ever, focussed on reducing bad costs associated with their fleets and are looking for more cost-effective ways to boost productivity and profitability. Safe and anticipative driving has the biggest influence on avoidable bad costs that can be incurred on the road. A proactive video-based driver risk management programme provides one of the quickest and most effective methods to make significant gains, from a passenger comfort, financial, operational and safety perspective for all fleets.”
About SmartDrive Systems
SmartDrive Systems, the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Value Leadership Award for Video Safety Solutions, gives fleets and drivers unprecedented driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives. Its video analysis, predictive analytics and personalized performance program help fleets improve driving skills, lower operating costs and deliver significant ROI. With an easy-to-use managed service, fleets and drivers can access and self-manage driving performance anytime, anywhere. The Company, which is ranked as one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, has compiled the world’s largest storehouse of more than 140 million analyzed risky-driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, Calif., and employs over 500 people worldwide.
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- Posted by Melissa.Senoff@smartdrive.net
- On October 19, 2016