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Trakm8 launches new self-fit telematics solution

Trakm8 Connect 430 S device

Trakm8 has launched a new telematics solution that can be self-installed to employee vehicles.

The Connect 430 S provides a solution that can be installed into any vehicle and can be moved from vehicle to vehicle, with the self-fit device connecting to a vehicle’s OBD socket via a ribbon cable.

Via CANBus connectivity, the C430 S provides fleet managers with insights into driver behaviour and vehicle status, alongside GPS location data.

Among the key insights the C430 S delivers to fleets are real-time driver feedback, including alerts to speeding, harsh driving events such as braking, cornering and acceleration, and excessive idling.

Chris Horbowyj, channel sales director at Trakm8, said: “This innovative device provides users with a significant amount of vital vehicle information, helping drivers to optimise their time and bolstering fleet productivity.

"This reduces overheads by eliminating downtime and giving fleets the opportunity to be more fuel conscious. The data gathered by the device can also help strengthen fleets, as it provides information that will help fleet managers plan training by identifying areas of improvement.

"The ease of installation means the device can be simply plugged in without the costliness of an engineer. It’s particularly beneficial for grey fleets that need maximum flexibility. The C430 S device is designed as a solution for fleets that are becoming increasingly reactive as ways of working continue to differ from traditional approaches.”

Fleet managers can acces the information from the data via Trakm8’s Insight online portal.

Trakm8 said the device can also help businesses identify driver training opportunities.

MPs on the Transport Committee are urging the Government to reform motoring taxation by introducing a ‘pay-as-you-drive’ scheme using telematics technology.

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