TROY, Mich. — Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has partnered with Iteris to streamline and simplify delivery of critical data about vehicle safety and performance to their mutual customers.
The agreement allows information captured by Meritor WABCO’s SmartTrac and OnGuard active safety systems to be available through Iteris’ SafetyDirect, an online application for analyzing data generated by Iteris’ lane departure warning system.
Meritor WABCO fleet customers can now use SafetyDirect as a single point of access to monitor and synchronize driver performance data reports on braking, stability control, following distances, and lane-departure warnings. The reporting includes event location, event date/time/speed, driver/vehicle and odometer reading.
“Today, North American fleet managers have to cope with greater amounts of information from disparate sources on the vehicle,” said Jon Morrison, president and general manager of Meritor WABCO. “By integrating data from our company’s SmartTrac and OnGuard active safety systems into Iteris’ SafetyDirect and lane-departure warning systems, it’s easier for fleet managers to harness the information they need to meet their safety and business goals.”
“Iteris is pleased to be working with a commercial vehicle safety leader like Meritor WABCO to provide valuable safety data through our SafetyDirect system,” said Abbas Mohaddes, president and CEO of Iteris. “The ability to collect and analyze driver performance data creates a unique opportunity for fleet managers to identify risky driving behaviour and provide drivers with the training that the fleet managers deem appropriate to reinforce safe driving practices
The SafetyDirect application uses information transmitted from the vehicle by the fleet’s onboard mobile communications system via telematic providers such as Qualcomm and PeopleNet.
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