Greater safety on the road
Improving risk prevention on the road
Drivers who spend large amounts of time on the road and travel long distances are particularly exposed to road risks. Based on data collected from vehicles, onboard telematics give better visibility of their risky behaviour. They can provide a detailed analysis of driving habits and risky behaviour (speed, sudden braking, manoeuvres) enabling you to identify the areas to focus on with prevention actions.
Telematics can also reduce risky behaviour while driving by automating actions that could create risks: route mapping, automatically sending customer reminders while driving, etc.
Better protection for drivers, remotely
Onboard telematics can also monitor vehicle condition and carry out remote checks of safety equipment (e.g. airbags). Combined with a fleet management software, it can optimise maintenance and prevent risks of wear in service vehicles.
In the event of an accident, it gives the driver peace of mind that it will be dealt with more easily. A GPS tracking system can detect the vehicle's position, immobilise it if there is a problem, or even locate the nearest partner breakdown and repair service.
For construction companies, machinery can be immobilised remotely, for security and to carry out checks, sometimes directly within an application, as is the case with the Ocean solution’s Ocean Mobility app. This feature is ideal for machinery hire companies, in the event of a dispute, for example.
Better working conditions for those on the road
With GPS fleet tracking, managers can identify the position of drivers on the road and track vehicles and activity on the ground in real time. This enables them to organise assignments and team schedules more efficiently: e.g. construction site rounds, breakdown repairs, customer appointments. For drivers, this means a reduction in time spent on the road.
GPS tracking also helps them to reduce their daily journey times: fastest route detection, suggestion of alternative routes if there is heavy traffic, pre-saving of addresses for each round in order to save time.
Less stress, greater comfort, more support
Onboard telematics not only save time but help to make life easier for drivers and give them less stressful working conditions.
Automation of schedule and route planning, easier access to useful procedures and information through the Car Policy available in a mobile app, and computerised management of maintenance and safety operations all provide reassurance for isolated drivers, who often find the lack of communication with management difficult.
GPS tracking and telematics tools also enable drivers to adopt eco-driving behaviour, which helps to reduce stress at the wheel. The boxes installed in the passenger compartment provide drivers with driving behaviour indicators to help them to learn to drive more smoothly. Fleet managers can use the fun aspect of the tool to organise eco-driving challenges between drivers and create a collective approach.