FleetSafe to show latest safety technology at Expo

By: Greg Worrall


FleetSafe, a supplier of innovative vehicle technologies to the bus industry, has chosen Bus Expo 2008 for the Australian launch

FleetSafe, a supplier of innovative vehicle technologies to the bus industry, has chosen Bus Expo 2008 for the Australian launch of its simple yet accurate risk management solution, Greenroad.

The technology has recently expanded throughout the United Kingdom where it has been taken up by bus and coach operators as a tool to combat risk on the roads.

David Quayle, Managing Director of FleetSafe is keen to see Australian transport organisations take advantage of the many benefits Greenroad offers. "The system is proven to cut risky driving by half," he said.

"This success stems from Greenroad’s unique ability to enable drivers to monitor themselves, so it becomes empowering to these drivers. It also offers managers the chance to recognise and reward their safest drivers and depots."

Greenroad combines in-vehicle technology with web applications to provide feedback to drivers and reduce the risk of having a collision.

An accelerometer and other sensors are fitted to the vehicle to detect braking, acceleration, lane changing, passing, cornering, swerving, speed and more. A simple ‘green, yellow, red’ LED display alerts the driver of their safety status in real-time.

"Greenroad is highly accurate while at the same time it is a very simple system for the end user," said Mr Quayle.

"This is significant for bus operators as it means the technology does not add to the already high number of complex tasks a bus driver has to undertake while behind the wheel."

The system reports back to managers by way of web-based profiles which can be used to monitor specific journeys, individual drivers and provide overviews of depots and fleets.

This enables fleet managers to see which drivers pose the highest risk as well as highlighting operational issues that would otherwise go unnoticed, such as increased risk on sections of roads or usual routes.

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