Telematics solutions provider Masternaut has upgraded its Smarter Driver app to allow drivers to carry out vehicle checks completely electronically.
The new app functionality allows drivers to run through a 20-point checklist on a smartphone, swiping right if the item is in good order, or left if there is an issue to report.
This checklist is based on the DVSA and FORS van check recommended for driver safety and vehicle maintenance.
Designed primarily for drivers, Smarter Driver also allows fleet managers to keep a running check on the condition of their vehicles to manage both safety and efficient maintenance schedules within their fleets, from their computers.
Victoria Choksi, product manager at Masternaut, said: “Swiping left and right is becoming the norm in all areas of our lives, from messaging apps to social media.
"We wanted to reflect this intuitive functionality in our technology, producing an app which makes it much easier for drivers to carry out the most routine tasks.
“This new vehicle check came about as a result of driver feedback and we will continue to develop it with findings from the beta phase.
"In turn, this will help fleet managers improve DVSA and FORS compliance in their fleets, allowing them to have immediate access to maintenance standards across the fleet.”
The app is available on both iOS and Android, and is free to new or existing clients who use the Masternaut Connect fleet management service.