SCI International has launched a wireless security and anti-hijacking system for vehicles hauling flammable fuels or hazardous materials.
SCI, which manufactures and markets the SmartFuel and Smart-Co-Pilot telemetric systems for fleet managers, says the Smart & Secure Fleet Security System can automatically stop the flow of fuel to the engine of any vehicle deviating from its predetermined route or driving at an unsafe speed. The system can also automatically transmit real-time video and audio signals from the cab to the fleet manager whenever high-priority situations arise.
"Recent events have created concerns that vehicles carrying highly explosive fuels or toxic chemicals might be used as weapons by terrorist groups," SCI executive vp of marketing Tal Ezra said. "The Smart & Secure System was designed to make such scenarios impossible."
Ezra said the system can be programmed to automatically monitor cab activity or stop a vehicle based on a wide range of predetermined parameters. However, if a vehicle deviates from course or even comes too close to a government building, it can be programmed to automatically stop."
The system integrates GPS tracking, cell phone data transmission and a proprietary interface to the engine computer's data buss, and features radio-frequency driver verification making it impossible for a Smart & Secure equipped vehicle to be driven by another operator.