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Majority of fleets believe technology will end speeding

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Most fleet operators are convinced technology will bring an end to speeding, a poll on the comparison website TrackCompare.co.uk has revealed.

Asked whether technology bring an end to speeding, more than half (56%) of respondents said yes.

Kjell Anderton, a TrackCompare director, said: “After years of uncertainty, there are now clear signs of increasing acceptance among fleet operators that technology will eventually end speeding.

“However, we were surprised by some comments. One respondent told us the only way to beat speeding was to increase speed limits, and a number of others said they knew little about the subject.”

Existing technology capable of tackling speeding includes:

• Speed limiters. These devices prevent drivers from exceeding the 70mph limit, and can also be set at lower limits

• Telematics. This popular GPS technology shows which drivers regularly speed and when 20mph and 30mph limits are broken

• Intelligent speed adaptation. ISA uses GPS to inform, warn and discourage drivers from exceeding the speed limit on the road they are travelling

The TrackCompare.co.uk survey ran from April 16 – April 29.

Launched in 2009, TrackCompare.co.uk represents more than 50 tracking and telematics companies across a wide range of technologies.

The company’s online service is backed by a team of experienced fleet consultants, who help more than 2,000 new fleets every month.

TrackCompare.co.uk assists organisations large and small to identify the most effective tracking and telematics solutions for their operations.


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  • Steve Bird - 01/05/2014 11:27

    Anyone that thinks technology wont at least reduce the 'opportunities' for speeding really does need to drag themselves into the 21st Century. My belief is that within the next 15-20yr heavy commercial vehicles will NOT be able to speed. The technology (GPS and speed limiters) exists now it just requires acceptance. It's coming believe me.

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