First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
company CalAmp and automotive services provider Lojack have launched an online resource with advice for keeping drivers safe, to tie in with World Safety Day. The partnership also includes Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of private sector companies working to improve road safety.
The online service also aims to help businesses with fleets develop road safety programmes.
Safety tips focus on utilising all existing in-vehicle safety mechanisms, refraining from texting and driving and avoiding driving while tired. The guidelines also feature a proposal to invest in an aftermarket solution that can provide connectivity for security and safety applications such as stolen vehicle recovery, speed alerts, driver behaviour and crash response.
The website includes a link to the TSR Pledge, which encourages members of the public to learn about risky road behaviours that can lead to crashes.
Michael Burdiek, president and CEO of CalAmp, said: "As we collect more and more data from connected vehicles, whether it's a car, fleet or truck, we can leverage that data to assess driver behaviour and instantly report vehicle status, such as crash events, helping make roads safer and providing first responders with potentially lifesaving information. Now we have the data analytics and applications as well as the dealership channels and first responder relationships to proliferate solutions to help protect the lives of drivers and their passengers.