Trimble MRM, provider of Mobile Resource Management solutions, has created a unique in-vehicle monitoring solution.
The Driver DNA box provides real-time information on driver behaviour, vehicle condition, fuel and mpg efficiency, and CO2 emissions.
It also provides traditional GPS data on vehicle position and activity; giving a true 360 degree view of a fleet’s usage and performance.
Using the data provided, companies can then analyse and compare performance to gain an understanding of where action needs to be taken on anything from driver style to vehicle servicing.
Otherwise known as the TVG 660 device, the Driver DNA box solves the issue many companies have of running multi-vehicle fleets and wanting to implement GPS tracking and vehicle diagnostics.
With the unique ability to work across all vehicle makes, models and types, businesses can now benefit from having a common solution across all their fleet – from HGVs to vans and cars.
In addition to its one-box-fits-all advantage, the Driver DNA box, when trialled proved successful in reducing fuel costs by up to 15%, vehicle maintenance by 15% and boosting driver compliance by 18%
“We are extremely pleased with the success of Driver DNA in tests,” says Andrew Yeoman, MD of Trimble EMEA. “We’ve shown that the information that is produced will help to eliminate missed customer appointments and deliveries because of poor vehicle performance and downtime due to breakdowns.”
“In the current economic climate, where keeping costs down is crucial, it provides a win-win outcome; increased efficiency at a lower cost.”