Iteris, Meritor Wabco integrate driver performance data

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Iteris, a company in the traffic management market that focuses on the application and development of advanced technologies, announced a strategic partnership with Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems to allow information captured by Meritor Wabco’s SmartTrac and OnGuard active safety systems to be available through Iteris’ SafetyDirect driver performance reporting software.

Meritor Wabco fleet customers can now use SafetyDirect as a single point of access to monitor and synchronize driver performance data on braking, stability control, following distances, and lane-departure warnings for individual drivers as well as the entire fleet.

SafetyDirect uses information transmitted from the vehicle by the fleet’s onboard mobile communications system via telematic providers to provide fleet operators with a comprehensive view of the entire fleet, as well as the ability to drill down to detailed information on individual drivers and events.

With SafetyDirect, fleet managers can identify risky driver behavior and provide drivers with the training that the fleet managers deem appropriate to reinforce safe driving practices.

“This alliance is a testament to the industry’s validation of our SafetyDirect driver performance reporting system,” said Abbas Mohaddes, president and chief executive officer of Iteris.

“Iteris’ SafetyDirect is a perfect complement to Meritor Wabco safety and control systems for commercial vehicles,” stated Jon Morrison, president of Meritor Wabco. “Integrating data from Meritor Wabco’s SmartTrac and OnGuard active safety systems into Iteris’ SafetyDirect and lane-departure warning systems, allows us to provide a more comprehensive safety offering to our customers.”