New tech aims to help fleets avoid adverse weather

Teletrac Navman release new Weather Telematics

Extreme weather events can cause havoc for fleets, potentially putting drivers, vehicles and loads in jeopardy, and causing significant delivery delays.

But now there’s a new way to keep drivers updated with weather information on the go, the tech promising to help fleets avoid sending their vehicles and drivers into possibly dangerous situations.

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Unveiled by Teletrac Navman, the location-based technology is known as ‘DIRECTOR Weather’ and works within the Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR fleet management platform.

It delivers real-time weather-based road conditions and predictive weather intelligence, including snow and ice, wind, lightning and hydroplaning risks, up to 6 hours in advance.

The system also provides on-the-fly rerouting and that allows dispatchers to help drivers 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,” – Bob Moran, CEO of Weather Telematics.

At this stage the new system isn’t available in Australia, we will keep you updated with info on local availability as it comes to hand.

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