The development of technology supports the transport industry. How can the use of technological innovations affect the safety of services and work?
More and more transport companies are choosing to install additional devices to increase the level of employee safety and services rendered. We are talking mainly about video recorders, as well as integrated fleet monitoring systems, the so-called Vehicle Tracking.
Video recorders – quality counts
Car cameras are a relatively cheap and easily available solution related to driving safety. You can find such devices for several dozen PLN. However, bear in mind that the quality of the recorded image significantly affects the effectiveness of the equipment in the event of an emergency. Representatives of Get Vehicle Tracking, a company, dealing with comprehensive fleet monitoring, emphasize the importance of matrix quality in this respect. In the event of an accident or bump, recordings from video recorders allow you to accurately reconstruct the course of the event, as well as track down the perpetrator if they escaped from the collision. Just use the license plate view. The recording also helps to determine what happened if the eyewitness testimony is inconsistent.
Fleet monitoring, a step further
The possibilities of using modern technologies in the transport industry are, however, much greater – just look at the so-called fleet monitoring. It is currently the most comprehensive solution on the market. It uses not only cameras but also GPS modules and sensors. The latter collect strictly technical information, such as speed or height of revolutions, as well as temperature in the semi-trailer, if the sensors are placed in a truck.
The recorded data is sent to the management who can track the vehicle in real-time and send relevant information to the customer. It’s also possible to analyze the driving style of the driver, as well as provide immediate assistance in the event of an emergency. Locating a stolen vehicle has also become easy.
The use of modern technologies in the transport industry undoubtedly affects safety. Interestingly, according to Andrew Page – the company that implemented the fleet monitoring system in all their vehicles – the number of cases of speeding by drivers decreased by… 97%. This is an impressive result in favour of this type of equipment and innovations in the transport sector.