ERM Advanced Telematics announced that GPS Police has expanded its fleet management services with the company’s eSafe driver behavior monitoring. GPS Police is a fleet management service provider and it’s customers include companies the oil & gas, transportation, law enforcement and government sectors mostly in central Canada as well as across North America.
GPS Police has been using ERM’s telematics solutions and devices to enable its base vehicle tracking service for the past three years. GPS Police recently expand its relationship with ERM and has begun implementing a wide range of telematics solutions, beginning with a driving behavior monitoring and black box solution based on the ERM’s eSafe accessory.
eSafe contains predefined profiles for over 35 vehicle types from passenger cars to public transportation vehicles to heavy duty truck. eSafe includes the definitions for 22 driving activities and maneuverer set according to each vehicle type, including advanced combinations of accelerating, braking and turning in different driving situation, such as on paved road, over speed bumps, on traffic circles, on off-road conditions and more. eSafe also contains black box capabilities for recreating the driving scenarios that led to accidents.
eSafe’s high level of differentiation among vehicle profiles and maneuverer delivers GPS Police with analyzed intelligence and not just raw data, which enables GPS Police to provide its customers a highly accurate driver monitoring service. For instance, eSafe can differentiate between braking and acceleration patterns of a passenger vehicle driving on paved roads compared to a field service vehicle or light duty truck driving in off road conditions.
eSafe is also fully integrated into GPS Police’s fleet management workflow processes and has been configured with definitions for graduated levels of severity for violations of the monitored driving behaviors. Alerts of all threshold violations are audibly and visually sent to drivers in real-time and are logged for follow up analysis, while alerts of severe instances of individual violations and notifications of accumulated instances of ongoing violations are sent to the customer’s fleet manager for immediate action with escalating responses as the severity of a violation increases.
GPS Police reports that the company’s new driving behavior monitoring services enable the fleet managers of its customers to quickly identify problematics drivers and significantly reduce costs by avoiding potential accidents and unnecessary wear-and-tear on their vehicle fleets.