According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting or typing on a phone while driving increases the risk of crashing up to 23 times.
Zonar, a provider of electronic fleet inspection, tracking and operations solutions, and ZoomSafer, a provider of policy management software to prevent distracted driving, announced a strategic agreement to increase safety for commercial, public and private fleets, as well as the traveling public.
“Employees who use mobile phones to text, e-mail and browse the web while driving are not only a danger to themselves, but also pose a significant risk and liability to their employers,” says Matt Howard, ZoomSafer CEO.
The companies’ solution integrates Zonar’s fleet management technologies with ZoomSafer’s FleetSafer policy management solutions to help customers manage employee cell phone use while driving.
FleetSafer Mobile is a patented software for BlackBerry and Android smartphones that automatically prevents texting, emailing and browsing while driving to enable fleets to proactively enforce employee mobile phone use policies.
FleetSafer Vision, is a cloud-based analytics service that combines telematics data with details of employee mobile phone use to help fleets monitor risky driver behavior.
Zonar provides a vehicle telematics system that provides real-time vehicle location and captures data from the vehicle’s engine including speed, fuel efficiency and fault codes. This data will be integrated with FleetSafer solutions to provide a complete picture and tools to manage driver behavior.
– Katie Wood, ProPickup Magazine