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PeopleNet named finalist for Tekne award

PeopleNet customers can now use spot mirrors with integrated cameras.

PeopleNet customers can now use spot mirrors with integrated cameras.

PeopleNet, a Trimble Company and provider of fleet mobility technology, announced that it was named as a finalist for the 2016 Tekne Awards. Presented by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), this year’s Tekne Awards program will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

PeopleNet is a finalist in the Internet of Things category for its Video Intelligence system. Launched earlier this year, Video Intelligence gives fleets driver safety analytics and on-demand video to help identify training opportunities to reduce accidents and improve safety on the road for all drivers.

“We are honored to be recognized by MHTA for our continued commitment to provide the trucking industry with technology that helps save lives,” said PeopleNet President Brian McLaughlin. “Our Video Intelligence platform not only allows fleets to reduce accident costs, but gives them valuable training material to help improve driver safety and prevent future accidents.”

PeopleNet’s Video Intelligence triggers video from company-controlled settings from a truck’s Onboard Event Recorder (OER), augmenting traditional driver and truck analytics. An in-cab digital video recorder (DVR) wirelessly transmits videos from up to three cameras to the PeopleNet Fleet Manager, a secure online control system for communications and carrier fleet management functions.

Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards annually recognize Minnesota’s best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management.

“Each year, MHTA seeks out companies and people leading the way in innovation in Minnesota,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president and CEO of MHTA. “These advancements are changing the way people all over the world live and work, and the Tekne Awards recognize those achievements.”

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Aaron Huff is the Senior Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. Huff’s career in the transportation industry began at a family-owned trucking company and expanded to CCJ, where for the past 14 years he has specialized in covering business and technology for online and print readers and speaking at industry events. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards, Huff holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama.

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