New truck speed limiter adjusts to local speed limits

by Truck News

CALGARY, Alta. – Magtec Products and SpeedGuage are bringing to market an aftermarket truck speed limiter that adheres to local speed limits.

SpeedGuage will serve as a reseller of the SafeSpeed service to the fleet telematics sector, the companies announced. The system restricts truck speed to posted limits and allows customizations for corporate speed rules.

It has been field-tested by several US fleets over tens of thousands of miles, the companies announced.

“We are excited to be working with SpeedGauge in bringing SafeSpeed to market. The timing couldn’t be better in light of this month’s release of the US DOT’s FMCSA and NHTSA’s proposed rules regarding speed limiters and alternative technologies that would limit the speed of the vehicle to the speed limit of any given road, not just a single maximum speed. This is the very definition of our SafeSpeed technology,” said Mitch Morisset, vice-president at Magtec. “This technology is the latest generation of Magtec’s Acceleration Control System (ACS), developed over a decade ago primarily to enable fleets to take immediate action in bringing a vehicle to a safe and controlled stop. To date, our ACS has hundreds of millions of miles to its credit, without a single incident. Fleets can continue to set their maximum speed thresholds on their ECMs, and allow SafeSpeed to manage all speeds below that.”

“We look forward to bringing this solution to market through our network of leading fleet telematic service providers. It is a privilege to be able to collaborate with Magtec, which has decades of technical leadership in the area of over-the-air vehicle control and safety,” added Jonathan Hubbard, CEO of SpeedGauge. “This exciting new combination demonstrates both of our companies’ commitment to mitigating vehicle liability risk, supporting professional drivers, and making our roads safer across the globe.”

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