Navman Wireless is launching an integrated vehicle tracking and camera technology product aimed at helping businesses manage the full spectrum of risks facing their organisations.
Its ‘360 Degree' product, which integrates telematics, vehicle tracking technology and in-cab safety camera equipment, is designed to improve road safety, reduce insurance costs and enhance duty of care.
"Prevention is better than cure, and using data from telematics and vehicle tracking software to help mitigate poor driving significantly reduces on-road risk, but when you are on the road you need 360 degrees of protection," said Scott Hutchins, VP sales UK and Ireland, Navman Wireless.
Britain has one of the best road safety records in the world, but the rise of crash-for-cash insurance scams and forthcoming increased speed limit for lorries, for example, is expected to increase the risk to UK businesses that operate commercial fleets.
Navman Wireless describes the in-cab safety camera equipment, supplied by Smart Witness, as a ‘safety net'.
"It's a last line of defence for drivers and fleet businesses in those unfortunate circumstances beyond their control," said Hutchins.
"It's about prevention and protection. Telematics technology is integral to a successful preventive safety strategy because it can be effectively utilised to assess drivers and ensure safety and quality.
“The introduction of in-cab camera technology not only protects the driver and business from not at-fault claims, but also enables us to offer a complete proactive and preventative solution that has the potential to deliver measurable improvements in terms of accident and cost reduction."