Mentor Engineering releases vehicle monitoring service

Mentor Engineering announced the release of Mentor Fleet Monitor, a comprehensive service that provides enhanced vehicle monitoring capabilities. Mentor Fleet Monitor tracks the unnecessary idling and excessive speed of fleet vehicles to help minimize operating costs, the company says.

When a speed or idling event occurs, the data is sent from the in-vehicle mobile computer to a server, hosted by Mentor, where speed and idling reports are created for the client. Using this information, clients can identify at-risk drivers and develop training programs to encourage safer driving practices and reduce fuel costs, according to the company.

Mentor says that with its fleet monitoring service, clients can customize the speed and idling reports desired for each vehicle in their fleet. After choosing which reports they want, and how often they want them generated, the client receives the reports automatically via e-mail and can view the precise location of each speed or idling event on a satellite map for an additional layer of tracking accuracy and context.

“Mentor Fleet Monitor is an exciting service addition to help clients manage the challenges of their fleet-based business,” says Mike Koebel, vice president of sales and business development for Mentor. ‘It offers our existing and future clients expanded functionality and added value.”