SmartDrive Systems, provider of driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, announced new insights on collision and non-collision transit operators are now available on its SmartIQ Beat blog.
“SmartDrive is uniquely positioned to provide fleets with advanced predictive and prescriptive insights not available from other solutions,” stated Steve Mitgang, CEO of SmartDrive. “Our platform was architected to deliver on the promise of big data. With a database of over 140 million analyzed, scored driving events, coupled with continuous telematics data, we derive high quality analysis that provides deep situational and operational awareness to our transit customers.”
The SmartDrive Collision Snapshot for transit illuminates key observations that distinguish collision operators (those involved in at least one collision during the 12-month analysis period) from non-collision operators. The data analysis clearly demonstrates that collision operators are less safe overall, commit significantly more fundamental driving errors, speed more frequently, and are more distracted across the board when compared to non-collision operators.
Furthermore, it is evident that near-miss collisions — particularly those involving another vehicle or a stationary object — are a key indicator of future collisions. The full Collision Snapshot is available online.
The safety of passengers, operators and the motoring public are paramount for transit agencies and other fleets that transport the general public. When agency management and leaders can leverage insights like these developed from their own fleet performance data, they are able to identify relevant and predictive trends and develop targeted strategies to improve performance and gain competitive advantage. This study was conducted by analyzing the SmartDrive database of over 140 million analyzed driving events and the accompanying continuous telematics data. Only transit industry customers were included in this study. Data presented covers the period from August 2015 through July 2016.
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