PeopleNet takes next steps in mobility, big data, video intelligence

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Updated Sep 28, 2016
PeopleNet developed a big data analysis portal, Central IntelligencePeopleNet developed a big data analysis portal, Central Intelligence

PeopleNet shared a number of product updates and developments at the inaugural Trimble in.sight user conference, held Sep. 26-28 in Nashville, with fellow Trimble company TMW Systems.

PeopleNet’s companion ConnectedDriver Mobility App is now integrated with the TMWSuite platform. Announced one year ago, the driver-facing app is currently in use by more than 11,000 drivers on personal smartphone devices.

Through the integration, the app provides bi-directional messaging, dispatch and stop data, hours of service availability, driver pay, time-off, and more information to drivers.

Another new announcement is a single sign-on (SSO) capability that enables dispatchers using TMWSuite software to view their PeopleNet driver log hours within a unified interface. The screen displays log data in context with other important data related to driver management.

PeopleNet customers can now use spot mirrors with integrated cameras.PeopleNet customers can now use spot mirrors with integrated cameras.

On a related note, TMW Systems’ new FleetConneX software now offers near real-time communication between fleet operations and drivers. The software gives PeopleNet users access to a cloud-based solution to integrate their mobile communication platforms into TMWSuite software without costly on-premise servers and other resources.

The solution’s architecture supports more than 90 data fields covering virtually every aspect of an order and permits.

Big data

To further advance its big data analytics capabilities, PeopleNet has developed a new user interface that combines all of its reporting, business intelligence and analytics solutions in a single web portal.

The portal, ConnectedFleet Central, is available to fleets with the ConnectedFleet Platform and gives access to a sophisticated and advanced analytics engine called Central Intelligence.

Central Intelligence aggregates all of the data from PeopleNet’s vehicle health monitoring, safety and compliance applications and provides self-discovery tools, dashboards and reports for an interactive and complete view of operations.

During the in.sight event, the company also announced a two-year extension with J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. and its fleet of more than 13,000 trucks.

A PeopleNet customer since 2012, J.B. Hunt is one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America.

In addition to utilizing PeopleNet’s eDriver Logs and an integrated weigh station bypass service from Drivewyze, J.B. Hunt will deploy in-cab navigation with CoPilot Truck from ALK Technologies.

Last but not least, PeopleNet offers the option for integrated left and right view cameras to its Video Intelligence System for additional liability protection and prevention capabilities.

The left and right view cameras are built into a truck’s spot mirror and not mounted to existing mirror brackets.

“Almost a quarter of all collisions involving a commercial vehicle happen on the side of the truck, and video provides a neutral eyewitness against at-fault accident claims,” said Jim Angel, vice president of video intelligence solutions at PeopleNet.