22 Jun '11, 11pm

Why Your Vehicles Should Tell You Everything They Do

Why Your Vehicles Should Tell You Everything They Do

Telematics — systems that mix telecommunications and IT with vehicles — offer companies the ability to track a wealth of detailed information about vehicles in real-time, allowing them to make changes related to fleets on the fly or based on analysis of past performance. Telematics can also improve safety by monitoring seat belt use, if air bags go off and vehicle speed; Chris Jones, executive vp of solutions and services for logistics company Descartes , said that government mandates related to driver performance reporting is the main factor driving telematics adoption. Speaking during "How Telematics and IT Are Reshaping Transportation," a webcast during GreenBiz.com's VERGE virtual conference , Jones said telematics used to be viewed as something to use solely for reporting, but it's quickly becoming a method for real-time monitoring. Using telematics, companies can vie...

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