inthinc Introduces Speed-by-Street and Verbal In-Cab Driver Mentoring Solution to Federal Fleet Managers
SALT LAKE CITY - 07/26/2011 - inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a global telematics company centered on fleet management and driver safety solutions, today introduced its technology to thousands of government agencies at FedFleet 2011 in Orlando, FL. Tailored to meet the needs of federal agencies that operate fleets of vehicles, the inthinc solution provides in-cab verbal mentoring that tells drivers if they are speeding, aren't wearing their seatbelt, or driving aggressively. For speeding notifications in particular, the inthinc solution includes a proprietary database of speed limits on every street segment across the United States. This data, known as Speed-by-Street™, enables verbal speeding notifications to drivers whenever and wherever they may exceed the posted speed limit -- training better drivers and decreasing risky behavior.
As many federal agencies operate fleets across a large geographical area, inthinc fleet management reporting also includes GPS tracking as well as a live fleet view of where each vehicle is located in real time. Fleet managers may also set customized geo-zones around a defined region, enabling automated text or email alerts when drivers cross the defined boundaries.
"With the increased focus on cutting costs throughout the various government entities, we have made an effort to help fleet managers drive down expenses by providing drivers with the ability to operate their vehicles more efficiently," said Todd Follmer, CEO, inthinc Technology Solutions. "Reducing speeding and aggressive driving reduces fuel consumption while at the same time increasing safety for each driver."
The inthinc solution also provides government fleet managers with regional or individual driver scorecards -- a rating based on driver behavior. In addition, with tens of thousands of vehicles using inthinc, customers typically reduce fleet-wide speeding by over 80 percent within the first month of using the system. Combine that efficiency with the additional fuel consumption savings gained via idle time mentoring and inthinc customers typically pay for the system within a few months after implementation -- not to mention the marked decrease in carbon emissions.
inthinc is a global company centered on telematics, fleet solutions and driving safety. Its breakthrough driving safety solutions are designed to safeguard lives, save money and protect the environment. inthinc technology dramatically improves driver behavior and has been documented to reduce accidents by more than 80 percent. For more information, please visit http://www.inthinc.com.