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Microlise adds Incident Data Recorder option

Microlise have launched an enhancement to their telematics solution to provide help to understand driver actions in the event of a driving incident or accident.

In the event of an incident, the Microlise system records 60 seconds of data, which allows users to understand what the vehicle and driver were doing leading up to and after the incident. These logs are created by a number of triggers: Harsh Deceleration (no braking trigger), Harsh Braking and Forward Facing Camera trigger.

Log files are automatically transmitted over air to the Microlise Server. A ‘safety’ user can access these logs via a new web console Microlise have developed as part of the Incident Data Recorder solution. This allows the user to view the status of all monitored data in ¼ second time slices in a table, on a map and on a time line chart.

Microlise’s product strategy director, Matt Hague, states: “Microlise are really excited about this latest innovation. Whilst it is part of a broader portfolio of safety enhancements, we feel this takes the value Microlises’ Telematics solution delivers to customers to a whole new level and represents tremendous value as all of the new functionality is software based, meaning no additional hardware costs are incurred, consequently all of Microlises’ existing and new customers can easily have access to this new solution”.

DHL Supply Chain have implemented Microlise’s Fleet Performance Telematics to over 2200 of their vehicles in the UK and have delivered significant fuel & emissions reduction over the last 2 years.

Simon Wilson, EMEA transport safety director for DHL Supply Chain, speaking at Microlise’s Transport Conference in May 2012, explained how safety was DHL’s number one transport priority and that Microlise’s range of safety module enhancements; including harsh cornering, contextual speeding, Forward Facing Camera integration and this latest Incident Data Recorder innovation had a central part to play in providing DHL Supply Chain with the information they needed to better manage and control transportation risks.

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