Ford expands use of I.D. Systems’ industrial vehicle management technology

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Updated Jan 20, 2012

I.D. Systems, a provider of wireless solutions for tracking, securing and managing high-value enterprise assets, announced it will be working with Ford Motor Co. to expand its deployment of I.D. Systems’ wireless Vehicle Management System on industrial trucks in Europe and North America.

In Europe, I.D. Systems’ VMS is being launched or expanded at Ford plants in the UK, Romania and Spain, with account and project management provided by I.D. Systems’ subsidiary, I.D. Systems GmbH. In North America, Ford is continuing an enterprise-wide upgrade of I.D. Systems’ technology that commenced in 2011, with the latest generation
of I.D. Systems’ VMS being implemented at multiple plants in Mexico and the United States.

I.D. Systems’ VMS is designed to enhance the safety, security, maintenance and utilization of industrial equipment. The system improves safety and security by restricting vehicle access to authorized operators and providing electronic safety checklists. It helps reduce maintenance expenses by automatically uploading vehicle data, reporting checklist issues in real time, basing maintenance schedules on actual vehicle usage rather than calendar time, and helping determine the optimal economic time to replace equipment. In addition, the system can help improve equipment utilization and reduce the total cost of fleet ownership by ensuring equipment is in the proper place at the right time and streamlining workflow.

“We are gratified by our continued strong relationship with Ford,” says Jeffrey Jagid, I.D. Systems chairman and chief executive officer. “We look forward to helping Ford stay at the forefront of best practices in supply chain management with our best-in-class wireless industrial vehicle management technology.”