REDWOOD CITY, CA and LONDON – May 15th, 2013 – GreenRoad™, the leader in driver performance management, today announced new features including RFID-based driver identification; real-time email alerts; and an enhanced interface for GreenRoad Smartphone Edition.
GreenRoad’s new RFID feature automates driver association with trips by detecting when a driver boards a vehicle, eliminating the need for drivers to log on with a Dallas key. FirstGroup, the UK’s leading bus operator, has deployed RFID across its fleet of 7,500 buses nationwide as part of its DriveGreen initiative. Terry Sparkhall, DriveGreen Manager at First UK Bus said,
“With 18,000 drivers using GreenRoad, it is important that we have accurate records of who is driving a bus at any time. During the trial, drivers gave us very positive feedback about how much easier it is to use GreenRoad with RFID so we have quickly deployed the technology across the entire fleet.”
Another customer, Big Bus Tours, the largest operator of open-top sightseeing tours in the world, has starting using RFID in its fleet of open top tour buses in London, Washington DC and San Francisco, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi soon to follow. Gerry Price, group commercial director, said,
“GreenRoad has enhanced driver performance and cut risk in our bus fleet across the world, as well as improving the customer experience for thousands of sightseers. Now with RFID it is even easier for our drivers to use GreenRoad.”
GreenRoad Smartphone Edition has been enhanced with Facebook integration that allows drivers to share their achievements with friends. GreenRoad Smartphone Edition, code named “Asimov”, uses smartphone native functionality, including GPS and built-in accelerometers, to eliminate the need for a professionally installed telematics device in the vehicle.
A new version of GreenRoad Central, the software at the heart of the GreenRoad service, includes real-time alerts for exception events, including high-risk events in all driver behaviour categories as well as speed violations. In addition to receiving email alerts in real-time, managers can view their alerts on a To Do list through GreenRoad Central.
GreenRoad is the leading driver performance management service for fleets. Through the innovative use of cloud and mobile technology, GreenRoad offers a comprehensive set of driver performance and fleet tracking services. Companies using GreenRoad realise significant savings because better drivers use less fuel, crash less frequently, reduce vehicle emissions and reduce insurance costs. With in-vehicle technology, smartphone apps for drivers and managers and a comprehensive change management programme, the GreenRoad Driver Improvement Loop™ immediately improves driver performance. GreenRoad Advanced Tracking delivers real-time fleet location for superior route optimisation, improved productivity and customer support. Proven across 70,000 drivers worldwide, in all vehicle types and industries, GreenRoad dramatically reduces fuel consumption and crashes so customers realise positive ROI within 60-90 days.
GreenRoad™ and GreenRoad Driver Improvement Loop™ are trademarks of GreenRoad, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Rachel Postlethwaite | Breakaway Communications
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