PeopleNet integrates Google Earth with Onboard Event Recording data

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Updated Jun 15, 2012

PeopleNet, a provider of integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems, announced that Google Earth views of Onboard Event Recording events now are available within the PeopleNet Fleet Manager.

“In direct response to demand, we’ve given customers a ground-level view that lets them ‘drive’ the Onboard Event Recording event from point to point using the Google Earth view,” says Jim Lowell, vice president of software. “Detailed map information is available about where the event triggered and the speed recorded during each second of the event, which paints a clearer picture of how the occurrence unfolded.”

PeopleNet says one of the most valuable uses for its new view of an Onboard Recording Event is in the case of an accident. The safety manager quickly and easily can see exactly where an event happened with the aid of a Google map, including the location of a sudden acceleration or deceleration. This information also could be helpful during litigation, as well as for driver training and correcting unsafe driving behaviors.

PeopleNet customers that are using the Google Earth feature can click the KML file link to open the Onboard Event Recording event in a separate Google Earth application window. The event “breadcrumbs” are displayed on the Google Earth map, giving the user the ability to tilt the map and zoom in and out.

Onboard Event Recording information is provided for each breadcrumb, including latitude/longitude, brake, clutch, ECM speed, engine RPM and GPS time, speed and heading. The graphic display of the GPS speed, vehicle speed and RPM depicts on the map the acceleration/deceleration before and after the event.