SANTA ANA, Calif. — Iteris Inc. said Tuesday the company will team up with Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems to allow information captured by Meritor WABCO’s SmartTrac and OnGuard active safety systems to be available through Iteris’ SafetyDirect driver performance reporting software.
Meritor WABCO fleet customers can now use SafetyDirect as a single point of access to monitor and synchronize driver performance data on braking, stability control, following distances, and lane-departure warnings for individual drivers as well as the entire flee, Iteris said.
SafetyDirect uses information transmitted from the vehicle by the fleet’s onboard mobile communications system, via providers such as Qualcomm and PeopleNet, to provide fleet operators with a comprehensive view of the entire fleet, as well as the ability to drill down to detailed information on individual drivers and events.
SafetyDirect is designed to help fleet managers identify risky driver behavior and provide drivers with the training that the fleet managers deem appropriate to reinforce safe driving practices.
“With increased political and industry focus on improving driver safety, I believe this partnership will greatly expand our safety offering to a broader segment of the commercial truck market,” said Abbas Mohaddes, president and chief executive officer of Iteris.
“Iteris’ SafetyDirect is a perfect complement to Meritor WABCO safety and control systems for commercial vehicles,” stated Jon Morrison, president of Meritor WABCO. “Integrating data from Meritor WABCO’s SmartTrac and OnGuard active safety systems into Iteris’ SafetyDirect and lane-departure warning systems allow us to provide a more comprehensive safety offering to our customers.”
Iteris, Inc. offers a broad range of Intelligent Transportation Systems and driver safety solutions to customers worldwide.
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