Seventy percent of new telematics customers request Driver ID

  • Helps businesses structure compliance with new Corporate Manslaughter legislation
  • Duty of Care module manages driver information and provides key safety reports
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Cybit, the UK's leading online Telematics Service Provider, has announced that 70 percent of new telematics customers require driver identification solutions for legislative compliance. The new Corporate Manslaughter Act states that employers must pro-actively provide a safe working environment for all mobile employees and the Cybit Duty of Care module - which integrates Driver ID - is designed to help companies achieve compliance.

Driver ID links individual drivers to a vehicle and its activity. This allows businesses to easily see specific instances where employees exceed safe driving times or speeds and put themselves in positions of aggravated risk. The Cybit Duty of Care module helps companies to structure legislative compliance by combining Fleetstar's real-time fleet visibility with detailed analysis of each employee's status and safety. Driver ID, when linked to vehicle immobilisation can ensure that only drivers holding the required license or training certificate are allowed to use a certain vehicle.

"The new Corporate Manslaughter Act will shake up the way that businesses view their fleets operations, because there is now a substantial increase in the responsibilities and burden of proof falling on their shoulders," commented Richard Horsman, Cybit's Chief Executive Officer. "Every mobile employee needs a safe working environment and the only way this can be guaranteed is through complete visibility of the mobile workplace. It is estimated that one third of road accidents involve company vehicles or employees on company business.

"Enhanced timesheet management, fuel cost savings and increased business efficiency can all be gained through tracking vehicles and analysing journey information," continued Richard Horsman, "so there are significant competitive and cost advantages that can be gained through implementing Cybit telematics."

Cybit's Driver ID is straight-forward to use for businesses and employees. Smartcards, PINs and Dallas Keys enable driver access to the vehicle, which will not start without the correct input. This enables both vehicle and driver activity to be monitored. The Cybit system keeps an accurate record of the driver's journey, which can be viewed in real time, and produces safety reports at any interval required by the employer.

Fleetstar-Online is Cybit's scalable Internet-based telematics solution that features real-time vehicle tracking, exception reporting, replay mode, customised reports, mileage information, SMS messaging and live traffic information. Fleet vehicles are fitted with a small electronic in-vehicle-unit (IVU) which is tracked by GPS in real-time and then transmits data to Cybit's online control centre. It provides companies with a cost-effective fleet management solution, which offers users anytime, anywhere access to the system via a standard web browser.

About Cybit:
Cybit is a global force in Telematics, operating within three core sectors: Internet-based vehicle Telematics solutions; Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ) Management; and Private Mobile Radio (PMR) based asset tracking and precise positioning solutions.   

In the vehicle Telematics sector, Cybit is one of Europe's leading Telematics Service Providers (TSPs). More than 1,700 business to business clients use the company's fleet and asset management solutions to manage in excess of 45,000 assets primarily in the public sector, service industries and logistics and distribution markets. Solutions include in-vehicle technologies, work flow management, CanBus integration and internet-based monitoring and reporting software. The company also provides consulting services to advise on operational and legal issues such as duty of care and working hours.

Cybit is also a global leader in the field of EEZ fisheries management, tracking many thousands of fishing vessels on a daily basis. The company provides vessel monitoring and catch management solutions for many of the world’s major fishing nations. As well as EC governments including the UK, Ireland and Greece, Cybit helps to manage valuable fishing stocks for emerging nations such as Ghana, Namibia and Mozambique

Cybit's PMR business provides asset-tracking and precise positioning solutions for both maritime and land-based applications including exploration and mining. Its precise positioning solutions are in constant use in the location and exploitation of oil, gas and mineral reserves around the globe.

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Contact information:
Duncan Burford
IBA - PR for Cybit
Tel: 01780 721 433

Graham Gordon
Marketing Manager, Cybit
Tel: 01480 389100

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