Vehicle tracking and telematics company Isotrak has announced new safety features to improve road safety and driving standards. The innovations include electronic braking system (EBS) integration, in-cab camera interfaces and a unique Driver Feedback Panel (DFP). With these new developments, Isotrak aims to make roads safer for all users and add to the firm’s one-stop-shop solutions in fleet control.
These important safety enhancing measures use the Isotrak system to communicate driver behaviour and vehicle data in real-time back to fleet managers over the web and to drivers via Isotrak’s DFP. These are powerful tools for maximising the safe use of fleet vehicles and will also help reduce fleet costs, including defending against fraudulent insurance claims.
In-cab cameras are providing important video evidence of driver behaviour as well as recording events. By using video, fleet managers have access to high resolution images that are date and time stamped for any point of the journey. These video images give a clear view of how a vehicle was being driven immediately prior to an incident, helping prove whether the driver was at fault or not. With the rising cost in insurance this also helps with defending against claims, helping operators manage their insurance premiums.
Alan Gunner, sales & marketing director, said: “Isotrak provides the ultimate in real-time vehicle tracking and telematics data communications between drivers and the fleet management team. Working with our complementary technology partners we are able to enhance the Isotrak system to improve road safety. For fleet operators monitoring and managing driver behaviour is extremely important and they are constantly looking for additional tools to help with continuous improvement, which in turn makes for increasing the safety of the operation. Isotrak is pleased to be able to provide a comprehensive portfolio of offerings that will help them achieve their goals.”
The Isotrak EBS module interfaces with the trailer’s Electronic Braking System to provide real-time operational information including actual speed and odometer readings to back office systems. This gives operators complete visibility of trailer movements together with utilisation metrics such as bogie load, axle weight and EBS diagnostic information. Fleet operators can also monitor roll stability events in addition to red and amber warning lights. In addition the Isotrak system is able to ensure accurate tractor and trailer pairings at the point of connection, which avoids incorrect trailer pickups and to ensure the correct vehicle is pulling the correct load. If trailers are equipped with the required sensors, the system is also able to monitor brake pad wear and tyre pressures.