inthinc Technology Solutions Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.), a telematics company centered on fleet management, on Tuesday introduced technology that provides in-cab verbal mentoring that tells drivers if they are speeding, aren't wearing their seatbelt, or driving aggressively. The company showcased the technology to government agencies at FedFleet 2011 in Orlando, Florida.
According to inthinc, the mentoring technology is tailored to meet the needs of federal agencies that operate fleets of vehicles. For speeding notifications in particular, the inthinc solution includes a proprietary database of speed limits on every street segment across the United States. This data, known as Speed-by-Street, enables verbal speeding notifications to drivers whenever and wherever they may exceed the posted speed limit, says the company.
inthinc fleet management reporting also includes GPS tracking as well as a live fleet view of where each vehicle is located in real time. Fleet managers may also set customized geo-zones around a defined region, enabling automated text or email alerts when drivers cross the defined boundaries, according to inthinc.
"Reducing speeding and aggressive driving reduces fuel consumption while at the same time increasing safety for each driver," said Todd Follmer, CEO of inthinc.
The inthinc solution also provides government fleet managers with regional or individual driver scorecards -- a rating based on driver behavior. According to inthinc, customers typically reduce fleet-wide speeding by over 80% within the first month of using the system.