inthinc adds attributes
to smartZones technology
Dec 14, 2011 10:35 AM
inthinc Technology Solutions Inc has released a new version of smartZones, an enhanced GPS-based technology that allows fleet managers to draw boundaries around customized regions for easier fleet administration and safety monitoring.
The inthinc smartZones technology enables fleet managers to assign specific attributes within a created zone that map to their companies’ safety policies— including speed limits, seatbelt use, and aggressive driving.
For example, if a fleet manager has vehicles operating in a region with no defined speed limits, smartZones technology allows the fleet manager to create speed limits for various parts of the area. If drivers exceed the assigned speed limit, they will receive an in-cab verbal notification asking them to slow down. Drivers may also receive verbal alerts for excessive idling, or upon entering or exiting a caution zone or hazardous area. The smartZones also provide automated text or e-mail alerts to fleet managers if an accident or other dangerous activity occurs within the defined area.
A standard feature of the inthinc waySmart and tiwiPro systems, smartZones allow managers to customize:
•Speeding alerts—Assign speed limits to any street segment or region within a zone, and verbally alert drivers if the speed limit is exceeded.
•Seatbelt use—Alert drivers when their seatbelt is not fastened.
•Caution area alert—Alert drivers when they are approaching a hazardous area.
•Zone arrival/departure alerts—Be notified when drivers enter or exit a defined zone.
•Driver behavior alerts—Receive safety alerts for hard turns, hard braking, or hard dips within a zone.
•Free-form zone creation—Create smartZone boundaries using a free-form drawing tool without being constrained by having to work with only circles or square shapes.
•Multiple zones—Create any number of smartZones to monitor.
Visit www.inthinc.com for further details.
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