How do Safety Telematics work?

Measuring driving behaviour

Safety-relevant driving behaviour can be expressed by a lot of variables, such as speed choice, braking, accelerating or cornering. These behavioural variables can be used to sufficiently get an insight of one´s driving style and additionally safety-relevant behaviour.

Numerous research undertakings and projects have shown that the mentioned parameters describe safety-relevant driving behaviour when measured over periods of time or a number of trips.

Furthermore, driving circumstances such as mileage, time of day or weekday are safety relevant parameters as well.

All our safety telematic products accurately measure all of the mentioned variables and - where suitable - more parameters and combine them for assessing the driving risk on trip level.

Putting driving in perspective: driving scores

Detecting, highlighting and managing improper driving habits generally have a major impact on fuel consumption, vehicle wear & tear and CO2 footprint. Many scientific studies have highlighted the correlation between driver behaviour and accident risk - which can seriously impact insurance fees, regardless of being a novice or professional driver.

We developed specific safety assessment algorithms that allows for driver comparisons within vehicle and/or customer risk benchmarks by providing scores for different behavioural patterns. Thus, our safety telematic solutions enables fleet operators to monitor driving habits and patterns and take proper actions to mitigate unsafe behaviour and decrease driving risks, reduce maintenance and fleet expenses and improve operational performance.

In addition to monitoring safety-relevant driving behaviour such as speeding, acceleration, cornering and braking, our specifically developed safety algorithms reveal potential for driver improvement. Moreover, the electronic driving diary and reports will also provide insights into typical usage patterns, such as the times of use, the type of roads being used and more.

Better driving through feedback

The most important issue for creating better drivers is feedback! First of all, a driver has to be informed about his/her driving and safety score. Secondly, the driver has to know which safety-relevant parameters (e.g. speeding, acceleration or cornering) have to be improved. If driving feedback is absent, driving performance does not change at all!

Furthermore, studies show that once driving behaviour improved, feedback has to be maintained all the time, otherwise safety performance will fall to unsafe driving behaviour back within 6 weeks of driving.

Another important aspect of feedback is the time between behaviour and the risk assessment. The faster the feedback the more efficient behaviour can be improved. Hence, the most efficient feedback is provided directly after the trip or before the next trip.

Our safety telematic solutions are designed to provide immediate feedback after a trip. This can be realised automatically by delivering safety-relevant messages directly to the driver or any other person in driving supervision.

Meaningful driving reports

Different types of drivers need different types of driving reports – in order to improve, a novice driver benefits from tailored feedback, based on novice driver needs. The same hold true for professional or senior drivers. With our customisable safety telematic products, every driver group gets the most appropriate level of feedback and driving report.

Reward safe driving

The best safety performing organisations implemented "safety" as a main corporate cultural value. It includes a climate of safety culture in which employees share attitudes, beliefs perception and values about how safety behaviours are regarded and rewarded.

Thus, all of our telematic systems support the safety culture approach by providing a meaningful safety and feedback tool which acts as a powerful basis for supporting safe behaviour and rewarding safe drivers on objective grounds.

Maximum flexibility provides maximum gains

Our telematic safety products can be installed in practically every type and age of vehicle with a 12/24 voltage. According to your organisation, client or fleet composition, different systems can be customised to vehicle type and driver category, thus providing a tailored-made solution resulting in maximum gains and benefits.

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