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Black box signals U-turn in bad driver behaviour, turning White Van Man into Golden Boy
The knave of Britain's highways and byways will be transformed into the king of the road by the latest technology, says mobile resource management company, Trimble MRM.
The 'Driver DNA' Box can be attached to any vehicle and records where it is travelling and even how it is being driven. Trimble then sends the diagnostic information back to the business so managers can monitor bad driving habits and how well the car is running.
"Improving road safety is paramount to us and our fleet customers," says Andrew Yeoman, Managing Director of Trimble MRM. "If we can help drivers realise what they need to change and help prevent accidents then we are proud and pleased to do so.
"Driver DNA uses diagnostics to ensure workforces are driving carefully and helps save companies money by running teams more effectively."
Research saw the white van man voted the most feared driver on the road - scarier than young drivers, elderly drivers or motorcylists.
And statistics released last year by the Institute of Transport Management showed one in three company drivers have a crash annually. The figure was even higher for those driving more than 12,000 miles a year.
But now Trimble claims the white van man has changed for good.
Information from the black box, which helps to reduce CO2 emissions by spotting faults with vehicles and making sure they are running efficiently, can be accessed immediately online by those using Trimble vehicle tracking.
Trimble is a global leader in the development, manufacture and delivery of an extensive range of high-speed wireless communication systems and equipment. Established over 30 years ago, it has amassed over 1,000 worldwide patents and trademarks and is used by 50% of UK utility companies which rely on its products to optimise performance and productivity while enhancing the quality of their service delivery.
Trimble is a finalist in the Energy Savings Trust Fleet Hero Awards 2009 and was highly commended in the Fleet Van Awards 2009. Trimble was also awarded the Institute of Transport Management award for Mobile Resource Management Company 2009.
15th January 2010