In-vehicle monitoring systems are becoming ever-useful tools on the road and for the driver.
An IVMS is an electronic device that’s attached to a vehicle, collecting and tracking relevant data on the go. It’s usually combined with existing technologies such as accelerometers, GPS and the car’s very own electrical signals.
The data will be displayed on a dashboard for the driver to see. More importantly, an IVMS can store the information if you, a business or organization needs to see it for later. In the fleet industry and businesses IVMS are an essential part of operations.
Here are some of the well-known benefits of introducing an IVMS (in vehicle monitoring system)
While it’s true that most road accidents are unavoidable, there are some that can be prevented with the help of vehicle monitoring systems.
If driver safety is your main concern, then an IVMS can help you achieve that. Correctly configured, the system can display relevant driving information in terms of seat belt use, vehicle speed, lane positioning and more.
There are industries that will definitely benefit from an IVMS integration, including agriculture, mining and logistics. To further reduce vehicular incidents, the device can check and see if off-road or handbrake is engaged. While on the highway, the device can sense if there’s an upcoming impact a few seconds before it actually happens.
In cases of a rollover or a wreck, the device can send notifications to those who are concerned, which means there’s a greater chance to save lives.
Having a way to track the whereabouts and speed of your fleet can be key to improving productivity and your businesses’ response time. Having a pre-determined and optimized path can cut down the time needed to drive and travel, thereby giving you more chances of doing what’s needed.
The latest in vehicle monitoring systems can be integrated to smartphones for simplified and empowered work processes. This ensures that the driver is on the job and not doing anything that’s not work-related.
Drivers will be empowered to work on their own when it comes to communicating with clients and partners. For instance, they’ll be able to send an SMS, email or call the moment they arrive, making for a better customer service.
An in vehicle monitoring system helps alleviate operational costs in terms of gas, energy and efficiency.
The device records all data and replays it to the fleet owner, which comes in handy when reviewing performance. As you may know, rapid acceleration, or ‘flooring the pedal’ and decelerating quickly can take a huge toll on the gas tank.
Being aware of such habits will make the driver perform better next time, thus ensuring gas and maintenance costs are conserved. Your fleet won’t have to have worn-out discs, brake pads and engine maintenance every now and then.
Many insurance companies provide incentives to businesses who use in vehicle driving systems. When you put them on all your trucks you can look forward to lower premiums monthly, which you can use to grow your business. The reason behind this is that IVMS can improve road safety and make for fewer claims. Also, there will be data on hand in cases of accidents to process the claim in a straightforward manner.
Last but not the least, an IVMS installed can help drivers navigate better routes and cut back on delays and times when they’re on the road.
A quick look at the GPS can give the driver a sense of where the traffic is and find roads to get to the destination faster. Fuel consumption and distance can come in handy to determine the optimal route for the next trip.