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No more Big Brother: change monitoring to mentoring

Advertisement feature from Masternaut

A driver’s behaviour behind the wheel is probably the single most important factor determining their safety and security. It is also a significant contributor to the physical integrity of your vehicles, your insurance premiums, as well as repair, maintenance and other ‘off the road’ costs. Not to mention the impact on your brand caused by wayward drivers in liveried vehicles.

The use of telematics technology can improve safety and contribute to a better driver behaviour. But such claims can raise eyebrows, especially as behavioural improvement is traditionally dependent on managers proactively generating system reports and identifying training priorities. All of which is time consuming and impact on the day to day operations.

That is why Masternaut has developed the ‘in-cab coach’, a small, dashboard mounted device that provides real-time feedback on speeding, harsh driving events (such as hard braking or acceleration) and idling. It is designed to inform the driver and to promote a safer, smoother, more economical driving style.

Masternaut’s research has shown that vehicles equipped with the in-cab coach showed a substantially lower rate of speeding events than those without. In fact, the average number of speeding events recorded per 100 miles travelled was 53% less than the recorded by the LCVs without immediate feedback.

To find out more and download our white paper, please visit masternaut.com

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