Brisbane, Australia -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/31/2016 -- International road construction and maintenance company Global Road Technology (GRT) has partnered with industry-leading satellite technology firm Navman Wireless, installing in-vehicle monitoring systems to improve driver safety, lift compliance and reduce vehicle costs.
The new systems monitor everything from engine speed and seatbelt use to drivers' hours and heavy braking, while providing two-way communications between the vehicle and despatchers, and even plotting the safest route for the vehicle type.
GRT Managing Director Troy Adams said the new systems were chosen to provide the safest working environment for the company's employees.
"This new technology allows us to get up-to-the-minute information on the status of each vehicle to ensure it is being responsibly operated, which reduces operating costs but also lowers the risk to our drivers," Mr Adams said.
"We have already seen an improvement in compliance for the safety basics such as seatbelt use, because the system tracks every aspect of driving performance and allows us to set clear expectations across our team.
"Every six seconds, a person is seriously injured or killed on the world's roads, and our company is proud to be doing everything we can to reduce that toll.
"Our technology makes roads safer and we are confident Navman Wireless's technology will help us make drivers safer."
"Safer roads and safer drivers are vital to business success and often company fleets are run inefficiently because of distracted driving, manual paperwork and untimely exchanges of job site information," said Ian Daniel, Vice President Asia Pacific, Navman Wireless.
"The installation of our GPS fleet management systems into GRT will deliver real-time updates on daily jobs and driver activity, and enable GRT's vehicles to stay connected, focused, on time and safe."
GRT has installed 12 systems in the company's fleet, using the M-Nav 950 and the QUBE
Combined, the systems allow standard in-vehicle GPS capabilities, enhanced by a suite of services including two-way messaging, engine monitoring systems, driver identification tools, speed monitoring and logging functions.
About Navman Wireless
Navman Wireless is a global leader in GPS-based fleet optimisation products and services, including real-time vehicle tracking and analytics that enable companies to monitor, measure and improve operational costs and efficiencies.
The company's technology, in tandem with Teletrac Inc., currently tracks more than 500,000 vehicles owned by over 40,000 organisations on five continents, making it one of the world's largest fleet management providers.
The company, headquartered in Glenview, IL, has offices in Garden Grove, California, Dallas, Texas, Monterrey, Mexico, Keele and Cranfield in the UK, Auckland, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia.
For more visit www.navmanwireless.com.au and www.globalroadtechnology.com
Global Road Technologies
Address: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 56 678 550