MiX Telematics launched a new seven-inch, Android-based touchscreen in-cab display called MiX Rovi II. According to the company, it helps managers and drivers comply with FMCSA electronic logging requirements, communicate in real-time, and improve job routing, navigation and productivity, while reducing fuel usage.
The company said MiX Rovi II extends its Fleet Manager solution for fleet management and driver behavior monitoring, and forms a “pivotal part” of MiX Telematics’s Hours of Service (HOS) offering. Its customizable data inputs allow drivers to easily capture customer-specific data. “Managers are kept in the loop in real-time, and customers can be contacted as issues arise, rather than after the collation of a day’s data,” MiX said.
According to the company, benefits include:
Safer driving – Alerts, pop-ups and verbal warnings help coach drivers on issues such as speeding, harsh braking and over-revving.An optional navigation feature also includes truck-specific and hazmat-aware routing and directions.
Reduced fuel usage and vehicle wear-and-tear – From the elimination of unsafe driving behavior.
Less paperwork – A fully FMCSA-compliant electronic logging device simplifies the way drivers log their hours and eliminates paper logs.
Better reporting –The MiX Rovi II unit integrates with MiX Telematics’s online reporting suite, combining relevant data captured by the display with vehicle and driver information. This allows fleet managers to better manage their assets, the company said.
Improved productivity – Real-time communication between managers and drivers to increase efficiency.
“We are excited to bring MiX Rovi II to our fleet customers here in the U.S.,” said Skip Kinford, president and CEO. “Our customers need to ensure compliance with FMCSA’s current and pending electronic logging requirements and are always looking to improve driver safety. MiX Rovi II is an important component of our overall solution, connecting fleet managers, drivers and customers in real-time and improving the overall productivity of fleets.”