inthinc to Test Pilot tiwi PRO Light Fleet Driving Safety Device
SALT LAKE CITY - Dec. 2, 2008 - inthinc, the leading developer and manufacturer of technologies to improve driving safety, today announced a beta test program for an innovative in-cab driver mentoring system called tiwi PRO™. The company is seeking businesses with fleets to participate in the beta test to commence in January of 2009. The system is designed to create immediate improvements in the driving behavior of light commercial fleet drivers.
With a combination of GPS locating and audible in-cab driver mentoring technology, the tiwi PRO provides a unique solution for both fleet managers and drivers to embrace safer practices and, at the same time, enhance productivity. "Drivers of fleet vehicles are required to be on the road much more than most others," said Blake Kirby, president of inthinc. "The tiwi PRO solution is unlike anything on the market in its ability to help those drivers apply safe driving practices and enable their managers to know at a glance not only where their drivers are, but also how they have been driving and where improvements can be made." The tiwi PRO includes a small device that is installed in the windshield or on the dashboard of a vehicle. It is designed to provide drivers with real-time audible alerts to let them know when they are involved in unsafe behavior such as speeding, aggressive driving and seatbelt violations so they can correct the behavior. Supervisors can receive real-time alerts via phone call, text message or email regarding certain infractions or incidents such as an accident or excessive speeding. Drivers can also be given an opportunity to correct the behavior before a notification is sent. A variety of reports are available through a Web portal to notify management regarding driver performance, vehicle positioning and trends. tiwi PRO empowers light fleet drivers and management with several unique innovations to enhance safe driving including:
- Speed By Street™, which compares vehicle speed to a proprietary database of posted speed limits on individual roads
- Smart Zones™ for advanced geo-fencing
- Real-time and historical reporting for instant feedback and trend analysis
- Real-time incident notification
The technology used in tiwi PRO has successfully been used in the oil and gas industry for several years, reducing accidents by more than 80 percent annually and saving companies millions of dollars. It has also been used by NASCAR for seven years to improve driver, car and track safety. Companies interested in inquiring about the beta program can do so by calling 866-294-8637.