Telematics could help the transportation sector significantly improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and change its reputation as one of the world's largest polluters while simultaneously saving the sector millions, according to Trimble Field Service Management.
The 2014 World Environment Day theme, 'Raise your voice, not the sea level,' aims to create awareness of the astonishing rise in global sea levels by up to 10 inches, attributed to global warming and harmful Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most harmful GHG emitted by human activity and accounts for 63% of man-made global warming.
By enabling companies to monitor fuel consumption, miles per gallon and CO2 outputs, Trimble says the technology can ultimately help to reduce fuel use and improve a company's carbon footprint. Many businesses already utilising such technology have reported fuel savings of as much as 2 gallons per vehicle per day.
"For many of our customers, being a truly sustainable business is an ultimate aim," said John Cameron, general manager of Trimble Field Service Management.
"A fuel efficient fleet can make a dramatic difference to a company's CO2 emissions, not to mention its bottom line and is often one of the easiest changes to make in a business with green aspirations."
Cameron added: "Many of our customers have found Driver Safety technology to have reduced employee speeding by up to 80 per cent and significantly lower fuel use. Any aggressive manoeuvers, such as hard acceleration, braking, turns and speed can be recorded, offering real-time feedback to the driver as well as a complete analysis for the back office.
"This insight means that training can then be provided to individuals that need to improve their driving style which will help to reduce fuel use and, ultimately, CO2 emissions."