Meritor WABCO is working with SmartDrive Systems to develop what the company bills as the commercial vehicle industry’s most comprehensive and efficient performance management system. Designed to help fleets improve safety and operational efficiency, ProView Powered by SmartDrive will be available starting in May 2014.
“By offering video and data analytics and delivering critical event video content fast, fleets can identify and significantly reduce potentially dangerous situations,” says Jon Morrison, president and general manager for Meritor WABCO.
ProView will provide insights into driving events through video-based analysis, Morrison explained to industry press gathered for the Mid-America Trucking Show. A personalized driving performance improvement program and predictive analytics are also available to help reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency.
In addition, ProView will offer extensive resource materials, including safety and efficiency best practices as well as an online discussion forum.
The video feature, similar to “game film” analysis used by experts during televised sporting events, is a safety improvement tool that unifies vehicle, driver and driving data. The system comes with a forward-looking and in-cab camera. Fleet managers have access to the video through SmartDrive’s Web-based back-office application. Drivers can access the video directly through a smartphone app.
“ProView’s ability to deliver the whole picture helps fleets identify the potential root causes of vehicle and driving issues and can ultimately improve safety on our roads,” Morrison says. “Measuring risky driving can help fleets improve safety, reduce collision costs and lower fuel expenses. Fleets can prioritize coaching with a focus on high-impact areas, such as following-distance violations, excessive idling and acceleration, stability events, rolling stops and driver inattention. Recorded video data can also validate safe driving practices among a fleet’s operators.”
Sales, service and technical support for ProView Powered by SmartDrive will be available from DriveForce and OnTrac, Meritor’s organization of 110 dedicated support professionals.
The open platform integrates with third-party vehicle systems from any manufacturer, according to the company.