Eaton Corp.’s Vehicle Solutions Business Unit has announced plans to expand its product offerings during 2007, including a new suite of “functional packages” for Fleet Resource Manager – a Web-based fleet management tool – addressing Fleet Health and Driver Behavior. Fleet Resource Manager is developed through an alliance between Eaton Corp. and @Road Inc., which offers mobile resource management (MRM) solutions worldwide.
The Fleet Health package will be available with a Diagnostics or Advanced Diagnostics package, each allowing fleets to streamline daily activities for drivers and dispatchers. The Fleet Health package includes advanced Mobile Resource Management (MRM) tools to view real-time vehicle locations, track stop times and mileage totals, see travel paths with automatic 15-minute updates, and store and display landmarks and points of interest. It also offers the ability to generate and retrieve an array of fleet management reports as well as administration tools to monitor, maintain and manage maintenance schedules and data. Service tools provide trip report summaries, fuel usage reports, braking summaries and low engine oil notifications.
The new Driver Behavior Performance package will be available with or without a safety package featuring Eaton’s Vorad Collision Warning System. The Driver Behavior package includes most of the Fleet Health functions, plus rpm and mph details, summaries and evaluation and service tools that provide information on sudden acceleration events and coasting exceptions.
“Looking further ahead into 2007, we plan to launch vocation-specific packages,” says Roderick Jones, VSBU manager. “This will include packages custom-designed for many applications like construction fleets, refuse fleets and on-highway fleets.”