Fleet driver performance and safety management company Greenroad has added functionality to its Greenroad 360 fleet driver performance and safety management product.
The functionality, incorporating customer feedback, extends its ability to deliver fuel efficiencies and reductions in crash incidents for fleets, including buses, coaches and vans.
The enhancements include posted speed performance (PSP), idling heat maps and extended data integration with new APIs.
PSP nearly eliminates speed violations by automatically capturing incidents where a vehicle is travelling above the posted speed limit, reflecting the impact of these incidents on the safety score and mapping the details. Integrated with the Greenroad Central web-based management dashboard, PSP can be customised to suit specific fleet policies and uses colour-coded graphical reporting for easier review and management.
“Speeding is a major contributor to fleet crash incidents and excessive speed can dramatically increase fuel consumption,” said Glenn Pereira, director of product marketing for Greenroad. “Additionally, because speeding on city and residential streets is often riskier than speeding on motorways, managing posted speed performance is a key requirement for most fleets.
“Now, fleet drivers and management have a new level of safety protection and insight.”
Idling heat maps extend idling performance management. Fleet managers have an at-a-glance view of idling hot spots across specific geographies and routes. Idling policies can be customised to specific fleet vehicles and specific fleet operations or locations. The maps are viewed on Greenroad Central. Users typically achieve up to 10% savings in fuel consumption and have seen up to an additional 5% savings through proactive idling management.
Expanded data integration delivers a set of application programme interfaces (APIs) for integration with other systems including live data delivery such as GPS data, fleet administration automation interfaces and behavioural insight interfaces. As users continue to move fleet operations to cloud-based computing, Greenroad is letting them more easily share collected data with other IT systems, applications and programmes, and specifically with fleet and risk management service providers. The data integration capability is delivered through standard internet integration technologies and is simple and easy to implement.
“There is no silver bullet when it comes to minimising driver risk, but used in conjunction with a number of other measures, the Greenroad system is helping us to develop a comprehensive picture of where we have risks within our fleet,” said Brent Mitchell, director of operational support for Balfour Beatty Utility, which uses Greenroad 360 across its fleet of 1400 vehicles.
“Greenroad not only allows us to identify risks, but also protects our drivers when they are out on the road, providing a range of data to help us analyse incidents.”
Over 70,000 fleet drivers around the world are currently using the Greenroad service and experiencing an average 50% reduction in crashes and instant savings to the bottom line by realising up to 10% reduction in fuel consumption.
“These new APIs enable a wide range of integration scenarios, including the use of Greenroad data to power third party solutions and the automated delivery of Greeneoad generated data to customers’ business intelligence and operational reporting systems,” added Pereira.
Greenroad serves a blue-chip roster of customers including First Group, the UK’s largest bus and rail operator company, and Ryder, which provides transportation, logistics and supply chain management worldwide. Other customers include Iron Mountain, Securitas Mobile, Stagecoach and City Link.