GPSTrackIt Focuses on Driver Safety With Acceleration, Braking and Seat Belt Alerts
GPSTrackIt adds to its fleet management offerings with new alerts and reporting for vehicle rapid acceleration and hard braking. In addition, users of the company´s Fleet Manager system can send text or email alerts if a driver isn´t wearing their seat belt.
Temecula, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2013
New alerts available in GPSTrackIt´s Fleet Manager application offer added monitoring capabilities to their already extensive suite of event, location, and maintenance alerts. Users are now able to monitor three additional parameters that enhance driver safety.
Two of the new alerts relate to driving behaviors. The first, Rapid Acceleration, sends alerts to designated recipients when the vehicle accelerates aggressively. Rapid acceleration is harder on engines and has been shown to result in increased fuel consumption.
The Hard Brake alert notifies responders of instances in which the vehicle rapidly decelerates. Rapid deceleration means greater wear on brakes. As a driving behavior, it is a potential indicator of a driver following too closely, or of distracted driving.
Both the Rapid Acceleration and Hard Brake data is now included in the Fleet Manager system´s Detailed Report, enabling fleet managers to educate drivers on these undesirable and potentially dangerous driving behaviors.
In addition, Fleet Manager now provides a Seat Belt alert.
“Fleet Manager monitors the seatbelt sensor in a vehicle,” according to Eddie Bermudez, GPSTrackIt´s Product Manager. “The system is able to accept inputs from a variety of sources.”
The alerts can be sent via text or email to any contact configured in the system. They can even be sent to the driver as a reminder for them to put on their seatbelts.
Bermudez adds that the Seat Belt alert data can be displayed in Fleet Manager´s Input Report.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45%, and cut the risk of serious injury by 50%.
For more information about GPSTrackIt, their new vehicle alerts, or their Fleet Manager vehicle tracking system, visit their website at gpstrackit.com.
Established in 1999, GPSTrackIt.com is a leading North American supplier of GPS tracking and location-based services. Located in Southern California, GPSTrackit.com is dedicated to providing the most innovative, cutting-edge GPS technology backed by the best customer service in the industry today.
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