ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. — ORBCOMM Inc. announced on Monday that it has added new feature enhancements to its data-driven truck telematics solution to improve the visibility, efficiency, safety and experience for fleets, drivers and their customers.
ORBCOMM unveiled its innovative technology during a Press Conference at the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting on March 6 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
The solution’s new features include:
- Cargo Camera Sensor: ORBCOMM is continuing to enhance its portfolio of camera and video intelligence solutions with the launch of its new Cargo Camera sensor. ORBCOMM’s latest camera technology enables fleets to immediately identify the status of a trailer with images that show load and unload progress, load shift, cargo or asset damage, dunnage and cleanout verification. The device can send images to the back office when the trailer’s door is opened or closed while paired with a door sensor as well as when the driver begins or ends a move for optimal visibility and security. Image capture can be triggered manually from the back office at any time so that dispatch can see the status of the trailer when needed. With its large storage capacity, the sensor can capture, store and transmit hundreds of images. As ORBCOMM’s Cargo Camera technology continues to evolve, the sensor will leverage state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence strategies that will help customers gain deeper insights about their operations, including how to maximize utilization of their trailer space, turnaround time and profitability.
- Tractor ID Sensor for Refrigerated Trailers: ORBCOMM’s new sensor integrates with ORBCOMM’s refrigerated trailer solution to address the costly industry pain point of incorrect tractor-trailer pairing. The ORBCOMM Tractor ID sensor ensures the tractor will connect to the desired trailer, while filtering out nearby trailers that could otherwise lead to inaccurate pairings, increasing driver efficiency and retention. By validating those drivers are transporting the correct refrigerated cargo to the correct location on time, ORBCOMM’s Tractor ID sensor helps to prevent the loss of revenue due to increased fuel usage from wasted driving hours and cargo spoilage leading to high insurance claims as well as improve customer satisfaction.
- Safety and Maintenance Integrations: ORBCOMM has completed a new integration with Bendix focused on fleet safety and collision avoidance. Bendix’s software collects and transmits safety data and video of severe events off the vehicle along with driver identification and transforms it into actionable information in real time. With Bendix, ORBCOMM customers can assess driving trends and develop targeted driver training to improve fleet safety and compliance. ORBCOMM is also partnering with Noregon to help customers achieve greater savings on vehicle maintenance and increase uptime with their TripVision software and is adding trailer maintenance to provide a complete picture of fleet health.
“ORBCOMM is delivering innovative sensor technology and feature enhancements to provide the transportation industry with the most comprehensive, data-driven truck solution that extends from the asset’s nose to tail,” Chris MacDonald, ORBCOMM’s senior vice president of North America sales, said. “We are empowering our customers with deep insights about their operations to address their pain points, increase the efficiency of their fleet and their drivers and enable them to make more informed business decisions – all through one integrated platform.”
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