Vehicle telematics has its roots in the HGV sector but, in more recent years, has become an increasingly popular tool for LCV fleets and is also starting to find its way into company cars.
Telematics systems monitor the location of vehicles and the way they are being driven to deliver a raft of essential operational real-time information to fleet decision-makers that enables them to take action to improve business efficiency, ensure legislative compliance and cut costs.
At the Commercial Fleet Van & Truck event, Andrew Betteley, Hubio, connected car chief technology officer, will share his knowledge on telematics for fleet with an emphasis on safety and driver behaviour.
Telematics devices installed to monitor fleet driver behaviour are a powerful tool for managing performance and improving safety.
Telematics data provides not only a fleet manager but also a driver with feedback which could reduce the potential for accidents and speeding fines.
Betteley, who joined Hubio earlier this year, will discuss the importance of the style, media, amount and timing of feedback to drivers to improve safety levels. He will also touch on the ‘Hawthorne’ effect on how behaviour changes when it is observed and monitored.
As a result of monitoring speeding and harsh braking a fleet will benefit not only from a reduction in speeding incidents and accidents but also from improved fuel efficiencies - savings are reported to be in the region of 15% - and thus financial savings.
However, rolling out driver monitoring impacts on personnel issues. Therefore, the session will also cover the importance of driver education and providing an amnesty period at the beginning of the implementation period.
Hubio, a member of the Watchstone Group, has safety in its heritage through its ingenie young driver insurance and Road Angel propositions.
The session will also include a live demonstration of the Hubio Fleet solution and the results of Hubio Fleet customer testing. Session attendees will be given the opportunity to sign up for a trial of Hubio Fleet and take home their OBD (On Board Diagnostics) device.
Hubio Fleet is one of six best practice partners featured at Commercial Fleet Van & Truck, further details on the sessions can be found at https://vanandtruck.commercialfleet.org/for-visitors/fleets-informed-best-practice-sessions
Fleet operators can register for their free place at Commercial Fleet Van & Truck by visiting www.commercialfleetvanandtruck.co.uk