eSafe Driver Behavior Monitoring System Wins IT World Award

ERM Advanced Telematics, a designer, developer and manufacturer of vehicle tracking and security devices, announced that its eSafe driver monitoring product won the gold medal award for Best IT Solution for Transportation. The 12th Annual IT World Awards ceremony will be held June 26 in San Francisco.

The eSafe accessory is used by fleet management and telematics services to provide driver behavior monitoring. It is designed to recognize and distinguish the behaviors and characteristics of more than 35 different vehicle types, such as heavy duty and commercial trucks, special armed forces vehicles, public transportation vehicles, SUVs, personal cars and more, and 22 maneuver types fine-tuned to each vehicle type, the company said in a June 15 statement.

This high level of differentiation among vehicle profiles and maneuver types enables eSafe to deliver highly accurate results for each vehicle type monitored by eSafe, the company said. eSafe can differentiate, for example, between instances of harsh braking or inefficient acceleration for different vehicle types and in different driving situations, whether on a paved road, over speed bumps, on a traffic circle, on off-road conditions, the company said.

The system is configured to monitor three severity levels—regular, aggressive, dangerous—and sends audio and visual alerts of all threshold violations to a driver in real-time. In parallel, eSafe sends these alerts through ERM’s StarLink tracking device, which is also installed on the monitored vehicle, to the customer’s fleet management system to be logged for analysis and reporting as well as to the customer’s fleet manager for possible follow up action.

eSafe also includes a black box for recreating the driving scenario that led to an accident. When eSafe identifies that a vehicle has been involved in an accident, it activates its black box mode and creates a log file that is available for further analysis consisting of the 50 seconds of driving before the accident and the 25 seconds after the accident. This black box data enables the maneuvers that led to the accident to be recreated in order to understand what happened to the vehicle just before the accident and determine who was responsible for the accident.

ERM Advanced Telematics was established in 1985, and is based in Rishon Letzion, Israel.

The IT World Awards is an annual achievements and recognition program highlighting the year’s best products, services, technologies, executives and management teams, deployments, product management and engineering in information technology. The awards program is organized by the Network Products Guide, an information technology research and advisory publication.

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