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Gurtam Releases an Intelligence Tool for Driving Quality Assessment

Gurtam Releases an Intelligence Tool for Driving Quality Assessment

by GurtamMay 4, 2015

1dd39dca4b71478fa70ca32e66880f07-300x201Gurtam, an international software developer for GPS tracking and fleet management, releases a functional Eco Driving tool designed to receive driving quality assessment.

Eco Driving module is available for all customers using Wialon fleet management system. The tool is intended to help to improve fleet safety, save on fleet maintenance, reduce fuel costs and enhance cargo safety.

Eco Driving module has a range of configuration tools to build a comprehensive and flexible driving quality assessment model as well as possesses the capabilities to leverage data from hardware accelerometers.

The assessment model depends on the violation criteria and coefficients that can be set for each vehicle individually. It uses penalty points, which, along with other criteria, can be set up in the Eco Driving tab of the unit properties. Each violation adds penalty points, which fleet managers should try to minimize. Penalty points are calculated for each trip, and can then be summed up or averaged out according to time or distance travelled.

Eco Driving in Wialon

There are 5 criteria types that can be used as basis for violations:

  • Acceleration (positive acceleration, uses hardware accelerometer);
  • Braking (negative acceleration, uses hardware accelerometer);
  • Cornering / Turn (angular acceleration, uses hardware accelerometer);
  • Speeding (speed limits can be user-defined or road-specific – availability varies based on region);
  • Custom (any unit sensor can be used to further customize an assessment model, for example, engine RPM, seat belt status, etc.)

The number of tracking devices with hardware accelerometers supported for Eco Driving in Wialon will be constantly increasing. Additionally, for each criterion type several penalty intervals can be set up to account for the severity of a violation.

After the setup has been completed, the assessment model can be used to evaluate driver behavior by running a report template based on new Eco Driving table or utilizing the new Eco Driving app.

Eco Driving table makes the following fields available:

  • Violation — type of violation (one per penalty interval)
  • Beginning — time of violation beginning
  • End — time of violation end
  • Value — parameter value that triggered violation
  • Speed — vehicle speed during violation
  • Penalty — penalty value
  • Count — number of violations of such type

The information in the report can be grouped by time period and violation type.

The new Eco Driving app provides a detailed presentation of driving quality of each vehicle in a fleet in a user-friendly visual format. Fleet managers can see the details on violations and tracks on the map, which reflects specific points where those violations took place.

Gurtam Chief Wialon Officer Aliaksandr Kuushynau resumed:

“Taking into account flexibility of Eco Driving tool, it can be easily adjusted in accordance to specific business needs. Consequently Gurtam Eco Driving can be applied in various business domains: from taxi service to carriage of dangerous goods.”

About Gurtam

Gurtam is an international software developer of GPS tracking, fleet management and M2M solutions. With offices in the United States and Eastern Europe, Gurtam provides GPS tracking companies with a powerful fleet intelligence software platform Wialon, which allows them to deliver a feature-rich and cost effective service to the end-user fleets globally.

About Wialon

Wialon GPS tracking and Fleet Management platform is used by service providers all over the world to enable end-user businesses across different vertical markets to track over 750 000+ assets combined. Wialon comes in SaaS and server-based versions; supports different maps — OSM, Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex; more than 800 types of GPS hardware; has an open API for integration with existing back-office systems; provides regular updates and 24/7 technical support.

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Gurtam
Founded in 2002, Gurtam is an international software developer that offers an array of proven GPS tracking, fleet management and other M2M solutions. With offices in the United States and Eastern Europe, Gurtam provides GPS tracking companies with a powerful fleet intelligence software platform Wialon, which allows them to deliver a feature-rich and cost effective service to the end-user fleets globally.