The Onboard Advisor initiative involves fleet management technology that monitors the driving behavior of commercial vehicle operators in relation to conditions such as traffic flow and weather. Its proprietary technology assigns safety scores to drivers, allowing fleet managers to monitor and coach drivers on any aggressive driving patterns. Onboard Advisor combines GE Security’s NavLogix GPS technology with data from an accelerometer to uniquely provide information on how a vehicle is responding to its driver. The information is then recorded along with the vehicle location and event time.
The Performance Advisor component measures how frequently and severely a driver speeds, brakes and corners to calculate safety scores. Using Onboard Advisor, fleet managers can also replay driving events on Google street maps with second-by-second detail.
Onboard Advisor also provides the full range of more traditional GPS software features, allowing fleet managers to further minimize risk and costs. Real-time alerts can score drivers on fuel efficiency. Also, by monitoring the real-time locations of their vehicles, fleet managers can also dispatch vehicles more efficiently and make sure drivers are using the most cost-effective routes.
“GE Security is committed to keeping people and property safe,” said Jerry Rose, vice president, product management of GE Security. “This revolutionary system focuses on driver behavior which is something other systems can’t do. The goal is to help improve driver safety by coaching performance at the driver level. Agency Markets’ regional companies are the only ones with a program focused at this level.”
Customers who insure their fleets through Golden Eagle Insurance, Liberty Northwest, and Ohio Casualty can install Onboard Advisor and realize savings on their commercial auto premium of up to 15% in the first year and up to 40% based on fleet performance upon coverage renewal. Liberty Mutual Agency Markets plans to offer Onboard Advisor and its insurance discount component through its other regional companies in the near future.
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