Telematics – it feels like one of the latest buzzwords, but do you really know what it means? According to Telematics.com, it is a general term referring to any device merging telecommunications and infomatics.
What does this include? Well, consider anything from GPS systems to navigation systems, or even those incredibly dramatic OnStar commercials surrounding hands-free mobile calling. While it may seem like a bit of overkill, telematics gives you day-to-day autonomy when utilizing your car.
One of the biggest consumers of telematics? Fleet tracking and management. Through the adoption, fleet owners are finding immense savings. Having line of sight into those driving in your fleet and their step-by-step behavior only increases the likelihood that those bad drivers will be easily identified.
There are benefits to the implementation of telematics as well. Spoken on by TechRadar, telematics can mean lower car insurance premiums. In addition to encouragement of safer driving practices through the process of in-car monitoring, telematics can also provide a direct line of feedback on driver performance, meaning fewer crashes and lower insurance premiums.
The biggest winners? The companies who employ telematics properly and bolster their driver safety efforts with continuous driver monitoring, creating an all-encompassing picture. Not only are they working to keep safe drivers on the road, but they are addressing negligent entrustment and eliminating unnecessary risk exposure.
The two solutions work well together, proactively ensuring you have the best drivers on the road and comprehensive insight.
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