FLEET drivers can avoid traffic jams following the launch of a new mobile traffic and travel service by Yeoman, a company with experience in yacht navigation and instrumentation.
Fitted in a vehicle, the TravelM8active kit effectively turns the driver's mobile phone into a satellite navigation system. Traffic reports and maps are sent to the phone via voice or picture messages.
Micro safety kit
Fleet News is always keen to promote safety, which is why we like Hazlights' new Micro safety kit.
Used in the event of a breakdown, the kit consists of three LED micro studs that are placed around the car and emit a light bright enough to be seen by motorists travelling up to one kilometre away, even in poor weather conditions. And there's no worry about the lights dimming, as they're programmed to flash for 24 hours on a full battery.
The studs can be recharged in a carry case that plugs into any standard cigarette lighter.
The safety kit costs £39.95.
Psisoft business card holder
IT may seem like a simple idea, but a business card holder attached to the side of your vehicle could could mean the difference between securing a new business deal or not.
Psisoft has launched a plastic case that attaches to the side of your vehicle and holds up to 100 business cards. So if potential customers want your phone number but haven't got a pen, they can just help themselves to a business card.
The Psisoft kit includes two cardholders, two vinyl signs, two bases and four glue pads.
Spal anti car jack
FLEETs can now double the security on company cars following the launch of system which activates a warning alarm if the vehicle has been taken using stolen car keys.
The Spal anti car jack uses a unit fitted into the vehicle and a transponder, which is a small electronic tag carried by the driver. If the car is stolen, the transponder detects its movement and within three minutes, the horn will sound and the hazard lights flash.
A tracking module can also be added to the system for additional security. The kit costs £299.
Delphi diesel battery
DIESEL fleets can now take advantage of Delphi Freedom diesel batteries, designed to produce added durability and reliability. The range comes with a 'magic eye', which enables drivers to check the battery's charge level.
Delphi has launched four batteries as part of a new range, all equipped with integrated handles and an improved cover design, which aims to reduce leakage. The batteries also have terminal protectors and have been constructed with thicker grids designed to reduce corrosion. All come with a four-year warranty.
Michelin car products
MICHELIN'S latest batch of car products is available at Halfords.
The range includes a warning triangle, first aid kit, pressure gauge, footpump, air compressor, wheel trims and car mats.
Michelin has launched the goods as part of its long-term strategy to crack new European markets
FLEETS wanting to cut costs and save time should check out Masternaut's new TourSolver software package.
Offering a vehicle tracking function and route planner, the program enables fleets to produce an analysis of route times and costs. The package also includes an electronic street map that shows the locations and routes used by drivers.
Adaptable to most PCs, results produced by the software can be displayed in either Word or Excel. The package subscription costs £15 per vehicle per month.