Reduce backing accidents with E-Smart's new reverse speed management capability

E-Smart drives facility safety with backing speed management

April 25, 2024
In company-specified speed zones, E-Smart Reverse helps facility managers reduce the risk of backing accidents.

E-Smart, a dynamic speed management provider, recently announced E-Smart Reverse, a new capability that adds a backing speed limiter to reduce the risk of accidents at company and customer facilities.

“By some estimates, backing crashes represent about 30% of commercial vehicle accidents, and most of those are preventable,” said Joe Thell, SVP at E-Smart. “With E-Smart Reverse, we can help make yards even safer. By enabling the ability to limit backing speeds in company-specified speed zones, this latest feature of our dynamic speed management technology reduces the all-too-frequent occurrence of backing accidents.”

See also: Schuster equips E-Smart technology

A customer-driven feature built on E-Smart’s dynamic speed management solution for private facilities, E-Smart Reverse allows companies to set speed limits for commercial vehicles on their properties. It adds the ability to set maximum reverse speeds in geofenced locations. If a driver attempts to go faster in reverse than allowed within a company-specified speed zone, E-Smart limits the throttle and prevents the vehicle from exceeding the threshold.

Using advanced positioning technology, the E-Smart system determines the location of vehicles in real-time and allows fleets to manage and customize vehicle speeds to posted speed limits using the E-Smart customer portal. The E-Smart system communicates with an ECU that is installed in the truck to control the throttle. E-Smart integrates with onboard telematics units to provide drivers with verbal notifications and an enhanced user experience.

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