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Real-time feedback encourages safe and efficient driving

Drivers will now be able to receive live feedback on their performance behind the wheel in a move that aims to promote safer and more economical driving for businesses, say TomTom.

Active Driver Feedback, the first of two new innovations from TomTom Business Solutions, enables drivers to see their fuel efficiency, or be warned of excessive steering or braking, at a glance of their navigation device.

Webfleet OptiDrive meanwhile will help managers establish a safer, greener driving policy by providing them with clear, easy to interpret, visual graphs and reports for individual drivers or an entire fleet.

“We believe that empowering drivers is a key success factor in promoting a safe driving policy,” said Thomas Schmidt, managing director of TomTom Business Solutions.

“The active feedback functionality truly puts the driver centre stage in the quest by businesses to improve safety and efficiency on the road.”

Active Driver Feedback displays actual and average journey fuel consumption in the TomTom PRO’s status bar. A green fuel icon notifies them if they are achieving below average fuel consumption while a red icon alerts them to uneconomical, above average, consumption.

The feature also displays an idling alert, indicating how much fuel the driver may have wasted, and icons warning of excessive steering or braking. An EcoStatistics menu option enables the driver to see a snapshot view of his performance over a selected period (a specific journey, day or an overall total).

For fleet managers, Webfleet OptiDrive makes the interpretation of driver information much simpler by displaying performance for speeding, fuel efficiency, idling and braking all on one easy to read indicator bar.

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