Fleet technology: telematics as a fleet safety tool

Sponsored by Hubio Fleet

Telematics is revolutionising the way in which companies run their vehicles and employees drive them.

Vehicle telematics has its roots in the HGV sector but, in more recent years, has become an increasingly popular tool for LCV fleets and is also starting to find its way into company cars.

Telematics systems monitor the location of vehicles and the way they are being driven to deliver a raft of essential operational real-time information to fleet decision-makers that enables them to take action to improve business efficiency, ensure legislative compliance and cut costs.

Andrew Betteley, Hubio, connected car chief technology officer, will share his knowledge on telematics for fleet with an emphasis on safety and driver behaviour.

Telematics devices installed to monitor fleet driver behaviour are a powerful tool for managing performance and improving safety.

Telematics data provides not only a fleet manager but also a driver with feedback which could reduce the potential for accidents and speeding fines.

Mr Betteley, who joined Hubio earlier this year, will discuss the importance of the style, media, amount and timing of feedback to drivers to improve safety levels. He will also touch on the ‘Hawthorne’ effect on how behaviour changes when it is observed and monitored.

As a result of monitoring speeding and harsh braking a fleet will benefit not only from a reduction in speeding incidents and accidents but also from improved fuel efficiencies - savings are reported to be in the region of 15% - and thus financial savings.

However, rolling out driver monitoring impacts on personnel issues. Therefore, the session will also cover the importance of driver education and providing an amnesty period at the beginning of the implementation period.

Hubio, a member of the Watchstone Group, has safety in its heritage through its ingenie young driver insurance and Road Angel propositions.

The session will also include a live demonstration of the Hubio Fleet solution and the results of Hubio Fleet customer testing. Session attendees will be given the opportunity to sign up for a trial of Hubio Fleet and take home their OBD (On Board Diagnostics) device.

 

 

Full Best Practice Sessions Timetable

 Time  Session Topic    Location


Tuesday

11:45 - 12:30  Outsourced fleet management – the benefits  Seminar Room 1 
11:45 - 12:30  Successful Fleet Rebrands: Ensuring fleet livery programme success  Seminar Room 2
13:15 - 14:00  Rental partnerships: How fleets can improve efficiency and save time and money  Seminar Room 1
13:15 - 14:00  Fleet software: connecting data for smart fleet management  Seminar Room 2
14:00 - 15:15  Fleet funding: the choices available to commercial vehicle fleets  Seminar Room 1
14:00 - 15:15  Fleet technology: telematics as a fleet safety tool  Seminar Room 2

 

Wednesday 

11:45 - 12:30

 Fleet funding: the choices available to commercial vehicle fleets

 Seminar Room 1
11:45 - 12:30  Fleet technology: telematics as a fleet safety tool  Seminar Room 2
13:15 - 14:00  Outsourced fleet management – the benefits  Seminar Room 1
13:15 - 14:00  Successful Fleet Rebrands: Ensuring fleet livery programme success  Seminar Room 2
14:30 - 15:15  Rental partnerships: How fleets can improve efficiency and save time and money  Seminar Room 1
14:30 - 15:15  Fleet software: connecting data for smart fleet management  Seminar Room 2