Teletrac Navman Partners with Weather Telematics to Give Fleets Real-Time View of Hazardous Road Conditions
Integration provides geographical risk-focused, weather-centric data for effective driver routing
Glenview, IL– APRIL 11, 2018 — Teletrac Navman, a global software-as-a-service provider that leverages location-based technology for GPS tracking solutions, today announced DIRECTOR® Weather, a new API integration powered by Weather Telematics. Accessible within the Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR fleet management platform, this tool delivers real-time weather-based road conditions and predictive weather intelligence up to 6 hours in advance so dispatchers can be advised of delay and safety risks.
Each year, extreme weather patterns and hazardous road conditions negatively impact fleet logistics, maintenance, productivity and, most importantly, safety. In 2017 alone, the U.S. experienced a historic 16 separate weather and climate disasters—the highest number of events during a calendar year since 2011, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information. With DIRECTOR Weather, fleets mitigate risk through real-time access to weather-based road conditions including water, snow and ice, as well as inclement weather leading to visibility, hail, wind, lightning and hydroplaning risks.
"Weather data is beautifully rendered on DIRECTOR’s maps in conjunction with the usual vehicle and fleet information we display,” said Michael Bloom, Director, Product Management, Teletrac Navman. "What’s different from other weather applications is that we’re able to convert weather information and present that as road conditions visually on the map—what our customers really want to know in terms of weather."
Information from this predictive data integration enables fleet managers and dispatchers to determine if a driver’s route needs to be adjusted or cancelled altogether, as far as six hours in advance. Two-way messaging, real-time and predictive weather conditions and on-the-fly rerouting by dispatchers help guide at-risk drivers, ensuring they take the necessary precautions and stay in control during adverse conditions.
“Weather Telematics employs a combination of actual weather conditions, data science and machine learning to offer fleets the unique ability to not only predict weather and weather-based road conditions, but also take any necessary actions to reduce driver risk during inclement weather situations,” said Bob Moran, CEO, Weather Telematics, Inc. “We're excited to partner with Teletrac Navman and empower DIRECTOR users with dynamic weather data.”
"Safety is a priority in everything Alamo does, and getting ahead of the ELD mandate is no exception," said Gene Davis, compliance supervisor, Alamo Transit Company, a Buzzi Unicem company. "We're confident knowing DIRECTOR ELD is and will remain FMCSA-compliant, but also selected it because of how helpful and easy-to-use the in-cab app is for drivers. We expect significant benefits to our safety, efficiency and compliance as a result of implementing this solution."
For more information on Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR Road Weather features, visit the DIRECTOR Road Weather overview.
About Teletrac Navman
Teletrac Navman is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider leveraging location-based technology and services for managing mobile assets. With specialized solutions that deliver greater visibility into real-time insights and analytics, Teletrac Navman helps companies make better business decisions that enhance productivity and profitability. Its fleet and asset management technology uncovers information that would otherwise go unseen, helping customers reduce risk and confidently move their business forward with certainty. It tracks and manages more than 500,000 vehicles and assets for more than 40,000 companies around the world. The company is headquartered in Glenview, IL, with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. For more information, visit www.teletracnavman.com
About Weather Telematics
Founded in 2010, Weather Telematics Inc. is a Canadian-based, global IoT data science company offering road safety data products for industrial, government and consumer markets. Weather Telematics uses a proprietary vehicle-mounted mobile IoT sensor network and AI machine learning system to generate real-time and predictive Road Weather Conditions, Road Hazard Risk Alert Notifications and Dynamic Routing applications. The Weather Telematics platform mitigates weather risk, reduces traffic congestion and makes connected and autonomous navigation safer in all types of road conditions
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