SAN DIEGO, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced new insights on collision and non-collision transit operators are available on its SmartIQ Beat blog. SmartIQ Beat focuses on a range of transportation industry insights and trends from safety and operations to technology and regulatory compliance, from a unique analytics-oriented viewpoint. SmartIQ Beat Snapshots provide in-depth analysis and metrics of top fleet performance trends based on SmartDrive's database of over 140 million analyzed and scored driving events. This SmartIQ Beat Snapshot focuses on the transit industry, examining operator performance related to collisions, a major cost driver and top public safety priority for transit agencies and fleets that carry passengers.
"SmartDrive is uniquely positioned to provide fleets with advanced predictive and prescriptive insights not available from other solutions," stated Steve Mitgang, CEO of SmartDrive. "Our platform was architected to deliver on the promise of big data. With a database of over 140 million analyzed, scored driving events, coupled with continuous telematics data, we derive high quality analysis that provides deep situational and operational awareness to our transit customers."
The SmartDrive Collision Snapshot for transit illuminates key observations that distinguish collision operators (those involved in at least one collision during the 12-month analysis period) from non-collision operators. The data analysis clearly demonstrates that collision operators are less safe overall, commit significantly more fundamental driving errors, speed more frequently and are more distracted across the board when compared to non-collision operators. Furthermore, it is evident that near-miss collisions—particularly those involving another vehicle or a stationary object—are a key indicator of future collisions. The full Collision Snapshot is available online. Significant findings related to collision operators, by the numbers, include:
- Safety score 136 percent worse than non-collision operators
- Talk hands-free and text at rates of 5.72 times and 5.23 times greater than non-collision operators
- 1.7 times higher near-collision rate
- Consistently exhibit more fundamental driving errors:
- 4.26 times more unsafe braking incidents
- Twice as many instances of not scanning the road ahead
- 3.35 times higher unsafe lane change/merging/passing events
The safety of passengers, operators and the motoring public are paramount for transit agencies and other fleets that transport the general public. When agency management and leaders can leverage insights like these developed from their own fleet performance data, they are able to identify relevant and predictive trends and develop targeted strategies to improve performance and gain competitive advantage. This study was conducted by analyzing the SmartDrive database of over 140 million analyzed driving events and the accompanying continuous telematics data. Only transit industry customers were included in this study. Data presented covers the period from August 2015 through July 2016.
To learn more, visit the SmartDrive blog.
About SmartDrive Systems
SmartDrive Systems, the recipient of Frost & Sullivan's Customer Value Leadership Award for Video Safety Solutions, gives fleets and drivers unprecedented driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives. Its video analysis, predictive analytics and personalized performance program help fleets improve driving skills, lower operating costs and deliver significant ROI. With an easy-to-use managed service, fleets and drivers can access and self-manage driving performance anytime, anywhere. The Company, which is ranked as one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, has compiled the world's largest storehouse of more than 140 million analyzed risky-driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, Calif., and employs over 500 people worldwide.
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