Networkcar, a provider of remote monitoring technology for vehicle location and diagnostics, has announced it has been awarded a three-year agreement to provide its Networkfleet wireless vehicle management system to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago.
Serving more than 10 million people, the district’s major responsibilities and activities include wastewater reclamation, the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan, waterways control and the industrial waste program. Networkfleet will be used by various MWRD departments to track the activities of passenger vehicles, as well as small, medium and large trucks.
“Due to increased operational efficiencies, reduced fuel consumption and enhanced driver productivity, the popularity of the Networkfleet system among government municipalities has been steadily increasing,” says Paul Washicko, president of San Diego-based Networkcar. “We are pleased to add MWRD to our growing list of customers.”
Networkfleet is designed to collect and organize detailed location and performance information directly from a vehicle’s engine computer and a global positioning system (GPS). This information, according to Networkcar, is transmitted wirelessly from the vehicle to a network operation center and is made available online for fleets to monitor such items as current location, fuel consumption, mileage, emission status and speed. This data can be accessed at any time and shared by multiple departments from any Internet-enabled computer, the company says.