Fleets get new view of risky driving behavior

Oct. 21, 2013

ORLANDO, FL. SmartDrive Systems announced the addition of active safety system data elements to its SmartDrive Safety program at the American Trucking Assns.’ Annual Management Conference & Exhibition here yesterday. The system now provides fleets with a single view of high-risk incidents that includes play-by-play observations, before- and after-event video, data from active safety systems, engine and vehicle data, plus vehicle location and G-force.

SmartDrive’s open system works with the most broadly deployed active safety systems on the market, including Meritor-Wabco, Bendix and Mobileye. According to the company, identifying and isolating risky events and combining them with onboard video, audio, and vehicle data into a unified view enables fleets to quickly turn that information into effective driver coaching, reducing the risk of future collisions.

 “SmartDrive is a powerful compliment to active safety technology, unlocking hidden value by saving fleets’ time and improving their return on investments,” said Steve Mitgang, CEO of SmartDrive Systems. “For the first time, a unified, video-based view of active safety data brings clarity to what matters, eliminating the need to search through lists of no-risk events and use that information efficiently to lower the risk of future collisions.  This integration represents a major step forward in helping fleets take full advantage of the data their technology equipped vehicles are generating.”

Instant email alerts notify fleet managers of safety events as they happen on the road and are available for review via the SmartDrive streamed-video Event Player. The system ‘intelligently’ isolates safety events from system warnings by placing key safety ‘Compound Rules’ into its triggering algorithms.

About the Author

Wendy Leavitt

Wendy Leavitt joined Fleet Owner in 1998 after serving as editor-in-chief of Trucking Technology magazine for four years.

She began her career in the trucking industry at Kenworth Truck Company in Kirkland, WA where she spent 16 years—the first five years as safety and compliance manager in the engineering department and more than a decade as the company’s manager of advertising and public relations. She has also worked as a book editor, guided authors through the self-publishing process and operated her own marketing and public relations business.

Wendy has a Masters Degree in English and Art History from Western Washington University, where, as a graduate student, she also taught writing.  

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair

From capitalizing on the latest revenue trends to implementing strategic financial planning—this report serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities of ...

Fleet Industry Benchmarks: How does your fleet stack up?

Discover how your fleet compares to industry benchmarks and gain insights from a 2024 Benchmarking Report on maintenance spend, turnaround time, and more. Join us to identify ...

Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees and Risks

Fleets looking to effectively manage their operational costs should consider their tolling costs. Download the PrePass whitepaper, “Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees...

Reducing CSA Violations & Increasing Safety With Advanced Trailer Telematics

Keep the roads safer with advanced trailer telematics. In this whitepaper, see how you can gain insights that lead to increased safety and reduced roadside incidents—keeping drivers...