SmartDrive Helps Van and Truck Fleets Reduce the Frequency, Severity and Financial Impact of Collisions
HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 new Commercial Fleet Van & Truck Show at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire on 20-21 September 2016. Visitors to the SmartDrive stand (E8) will be able to see first-hand how the company's SmartChoice 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 and efficiency by proactively managing risky driving behaviour," stated Aidan Rowsome, vice president, EMEA of SmartDrive.
"Anything that diverts the driver's full attention away from driving is incredibly dangerous and costly," continued 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 fleets of every size."
SmartDrive's SmartChoice 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, protecting drivers by capturing and coaching risk or preventing collisions with up to 360 degree visibility to risk, SmartChoice offers a solution to meet each fleet's distinct requirements.
"UK commercial fleet operators are facing increased pressure at present," commented Rowsome. "With the economic uncertainty surrounding the UK's decision to exit the EU, 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 financial, operational and safety perspective for all commercial fleets."
Fleet operators interested in finding out more about what SmartDrive can deliver for them, can register to attend the Commercial Fleet Van & Truck show by clicking here.
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 personalised 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 150 million analysed risky driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, Calif., and employs 450 people worldwide.
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