Trimble adds driver safety scorecard to app
By Kyle Linsay
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 11:56
Launch coincides with UN Global Road Safety Week
Trimble have announced today the addition of a Driver Safety Scorecard to Trimble FieldMaster, a suite of mobile applications that drive improved visibility and information
The Driver Safety Scorecard enables organisations to mitigate road risk by providing remote workers with visibility into their driving performance. This allows drivers to make immediate adjustments to their driving behaviour.
The launch of the new FieldMaster Driver Safety Scorecard coincides with UN Global Road Safety Week 2015, 4-10 May, a worldwide event dedicated to mitigating risk and raising awareness of safe driving. According to the latest Global Status Report on Road Safety, which was last published in 2013, more than 3,000 people worldwide are killed every day in road crashes, with 1.24 million annual deaths and 50 million serious injuries.
“Trimble technology already allows fleet managers to view individual safety scorecards. Adding a scorecard to our FieldMaster mobile apps puts that intelligence in the hands of the driver. This means they can make improvements to be a safer driver while the business can mitigate risk and reduce accidents.” John Cameron, general manager of Trimble’s Field Service Management Division.
The Driver Safety Scorecard provides:
- Ratings on each driver’s driving behaviour
- Overall safety score for the last seven days
- Each driver’s team position for the current and previous week based on various parmeters
“Identifying drivers who need coaching on road safety is the first step,” said Cameron. “Providing a tool that benchmarks their driving and provides advice on how they can improve their driving offers a more sustained approach than one-time training. With this approach, drivers may be more likely to think about safety on the road each and every day.”