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Vehicle Control Enhancements of ADAS

By Tom Loutzenheiser on April 10, 2020

ADAS, or Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems, are developing rapidly and in several stages. ADAS is not autonomy; by definition, it is Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems while autonomous vehicles have systems that are designed to completely control a vehicle in most or all situations.

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Topics: Heavy-Duty Safety, Forward Collision Mitigation, Straight Trucks, Fleet Safety, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture, Safety Innovation

The Advantage of Safety Systems for Fleet Service

By Ed Renna on April 1, 2020

As fleets continue to grow, effective safety solutions that are easy to operate and built to retrofit are integral to preventing incidents and minimizing downtime — all essential for the management, safety, and maintenance of fleets. Not only in terms of keeping both the public and drivers safe, but also in terms of controlling costs related to insurance and liability, unplanned downtime, and maintenance. Furthermore, improved fleet safety can lead to increased driver efficiency, return on investment, and higher overall productivity. All of which depend on the installed system and your fleet service technicians.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture, Leadership

Driving Safely to Increase Savings

By Ed Renna on November 5, 2018

It’s no secret that in order to be successful, a company requires two things: a healthy bottom line and a clean safety record. As technology improves and data tracking becomes easier, safety and savings can go hand in hand.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Your Bottom Line, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Fleet Safety

To Succeed, Companies Must Invite New Members to the Safety Table

By Aaron Benick on July 23, 2018

When it comes to fleet safety, technology giveth and it taketh away. The good news for fleet managers trying to improve safety is that with fleet telematics becoming more available and less expensive, capturing all manner of fleet operations data is becoming vastly easier. But as technology makes life easier in one dimension, it creates new challenges as managers assemble teams to improve fleet safety.

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Topics: Telematics, Fleet Safety, Driver Training, Safety Culture, Leadership

Blind Spot Safety in the Utility Industry

By Aaron Benick on April 18, 2018

The world would come to a grinding halt without utility workers and the companies they work for. With all utility companies and workers have to worry about, safety priorities for vehicles and drivers have a tendency to get pushed down the list.

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Topics: Utility Safety, Fleet Safety, Blind Spot Monitoring, Safety Culture

How Gamification Uses the Thrill of Competition to Improve Driver Performance

By Dale Hessing on September 26, 2017

The theory behind gamification is really very simple:

Change behavior by making tasks fun.

It comes in many forms, from “gamifying” flight training with virtual reality flight simulators, to turning boring stationary bike rides into immersive, first-person tours of the Italian countryside. 

No matter what the setting, the goal is the same:

Improving performance.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Gamification, Fleet Safety

Technology is Shaping the Future of Fleet Management

By Tamara Humpherys on September 21, 2017

By 2020 a predicted 35 million light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks will feature some sort of advanced driver assistance with telematics connectivity. Now, that may not seem like a lot considering that there are over 250 million vehicles on the road in the U.S. today. But early implementation of fleet technologies like telematics and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will give a competitive advantage to early adopters.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Telematics, Collision Avoidance, Fleet Safety

PRECO Collision Avoidance Joins Forces with Geotab Telematics

By David Hofacker on September 12, 2017

We are excited to announce that PreView Sentry collision avoidance data can now be accessed on the Geotab Marketplace. Both on- and off-road fleets will now benefit from the integration of PreView Sentry with Geotab’s open-platform telematics solution. The integration captures critical data related to blind zone collision avoidance and near miss information. 

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Topics: Safety Technology, Telematics, Collision Avoidance, Fleet Safety

ADAS, Training, and the Impact on Driver Safety

By Ed Renna on September 6, 2017

With the National Safety Council reporting an estimated 40,000 deaths a year caused by motor vehicles, there is no question that safety should be at the forefront of every driver’s mind.

Recently, PRECO attended a presentation during the 2017 Fleet Safety Conference on the effectiveness of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).  Some studies showed that ADAS had significant impacts on improving safety and driver awareness, others stressed that ADAS technology is still in its infancy and improvement is needed.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Fleet Safety, Driver Training, Safety Culture

How Telematics Improves Fleet and Driver Safety

By Tom Loutzenheiser on August 30, 2017

What if you could wave a magic wand and get rid of all the things that slow down your fleet.  The things that make your drivers work harder and longer and cut into your company’s profits? Imagine rolling a truck into a repair bay before a tire blows out or the brakes fail. Imagine drivers being automatically guided to the most affordable fuel and best route. Imagine if the industry didn’t have to spend 51 million hours a year reviewing and storing paper logbooks. These and similar problems can take a serious bite out ofproductivity and profits. Fleet telematics is becoming the go-to solution for these and a host of other fleet-management challenges.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Telematics, Active Safety, Fleet Safety, Blind Spot Monitoring

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