Author: Matt Morton
EXTRA productivity and reduced costs are the focus of Trafficmaster’s CV Show display (Stand no. 3A14, Hall 3, NEC April 24 – 26) which it says its advanced telematics can bring to business van operators.
Visitors to the stand at the CV Show can get to grips with the Trafficmaster Smartnav satellite navigation and Teletrac, a Trafficmaster Company’s Fleet Director real-time fleet management systems.
Pat Gallagher, Trafficmaster’s director in vehicle products, explained: “Trafficmaster’s advanced telematics, which support its Smartnav satellite navigation, Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking and Fleet Director systems can play a major role in cutting vehicle running costs, boosting productivity and cutting emissions, while reducing driver stress levels and improving crew safety.”
So what’s in it for SME business van managers with a small fleet? Trafficmaster Smartnav and Fleet Director Systems are focused on integrated, intelligent driving services that reduce costs, improve efficiency and reduce carbon footprint underpinned by Trafficmaster’s real-time traffic data courtesy of its unique network of 5,200 traffic sensors.
Smartnav is an intelligent route finding service that uses satellite navigation and live traffic information to find best routes and guide drivers around congestion.
Fleet Director is an advanced, real-time fleet management tool for small fleets, that now comes with a host of new features. Trafficmaster says that Fleet Director is the industry’s only fleet management solution that lets dispatchers and managers view multiple interactive maps on the same screen, each map displayed in its own independently controlled window.
Trafficmaster is also the force behind Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking, monitored 24 hours a day in the company’s Cranfield Control Centre. Stolen vehicles automatically inform the centre and are then monitored remotely, with police informed of their whereabouts for fast and efficient recovery.
Trafficmaster’s biggest customer is Citroën, with over 50,000 of its Berlingo, Dispatch and Relay business vans fitted with Trafficmaster Smartnav and Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking.