Amazon Web Services now offers Verizon Connect fleet management software

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Updated Mar 24, 2022

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Verizon fleet management partners with Amazon Web Services

Verizon Connect on Tuesday migrated its fleet management software platform Verizon Connect Reveal to Amazon Web Services Inc.

Verizon Connect uses the AWS multiple Availability Zone (AZ) architecture for solutions that are secure, scalable and reliable. Verizon Connect said this migration will allow the company to accelerate development and transform its platform by bringing it to market more quickly.

“As a global leader in the connected vehicle space, Verizon Connect relies on technology infrastructure with the proven reliability and scale to monitor and optimize commercial fleets in near-real time,” said Kathrin Renz, vice president of business development and industries at AWS. “By running its fleet management system on AWS, Verizon Connect can help businesses all over the world use connected data to promote driver safety and sustainability and reduce costs. We look forward to helping Verizon Connect continue to deliver new capabilities using AWS services for data analytics and machine learning services to make it easier for companies to manage their mobile workforce.”

Verizon Connect Reveal, which has won multiple awards, helps businesses of all sizes make more informed decisions based on near-real time data related to a business’s vehicles, people and the work they do in the field.

Munich Re adds Netradyne system to recommended safety solutions

Risk management company Munich Re America Services Inc., has added Netradyne’s AI-enabled camera system to its list of approved risk solutions for commercial fleet clients.

The commercial vehicle technology provider’s Driver•I technology will now be part of Munich Re’s Smart Mobility Program. Driver•i is an advanced vision-based fleet safety camera platform powered by AI and edge computing. The platform aims to reinforce good driving behavior by providing actionable data to automatically coach and improve safety performance across a fleet, developing safer drivers.

The system, which analyzes 100% of drive time, can assess speed, traffic sign compliance, following distance, aggressive driving, distracted driving and more. It alerts drivers of risky driving behavior and incidents that need quick action by issuing a corrective alert in real time. It can also recognize incidents of positive driving, allowing fleets to better mitigate risks associated with accidents while recognizing and rewarding its safest drivers, reducing the likelihood of accidents happening and helping to retain drivers.

Munich Re will now recommend the platform to its insured customers. The insurance and reinsurance company’s Smart Mobility team uses its patent-pending LossDetect software to evaluate an insured’s losses and then recommends a safety solution that best mitigates preventable losses within that loss profile, enabling customers to mitigate accident frequency and severity, reduce risks, lower operating costs and keep drivers safe.

Noregon software upgrade includes new education element

Noregon has released its first update of 2022 for its in-shop diagnostic and troubleshooting application JPRO Professional.

The update includes additional support, coverage and bi-directional tests for major component and vehicle manufacturers, as well as visual enhancements to the software’s interface.

“Fixing a truck can be confusing, so their software shouldn’t be,” said Noregon Product Manager Jason Hedman. “We’re always looking for ways to enhance the user-friendliness of the application, and we accomplished that this release with some graphical updates that provide more clarity into the current state of the vehicle, such as a new animated cylinder cutout graphic.”

The update also included a new feature: the Tech Tip series that shows users short educational videos while the application gathers vehicle data upon a connection. Those videos can be revisited on Noregon’s website.

“JPRO typically connects to a truck in about a minute, and that’s valuable time where a technician can learn something new,” Hedman said. “The videos highlight application features or common issues that techs may experience in the shop and presents details that can help improve their daily processes and procedures.”

The version – officially titled JPRO Professional 2022 v1 – is now available for new purchases and updates.

Nebraska-based fleet selects Orbcomm trailer monitoring systems

Omaha, Nebraska-based trucking and logistics company Hill Brothers Inc. has selected Orbcomm Inc. to provide its integrated dry and refrigerated trailer monitoring platform for fleet-wide management.

Orbcomm provides wireless connectivity through its hardware and a single, unified cloud-based analytics platform for streamlined operations across multiple asset classes.

Hill Bros. is using the refrigerated monitoring platform to track freight location and temperature and the dry trailer monitoring, which features a high-sensitivity solar panel with long-lasting battery life and charging capabilities.

The platform provides real-time data and business intelligence through its mapping, reports, alerts and exception management, helping fleets increase use of their refrigerated trailers no matter the make or model and gain fuel savings, making their assets more profitable.

Dry trailer monitoring provides access to live and scheduled status updates, whether trailers are in transit or in the yard, so fleets always know their trailers’ locations and if they are empty or loaded, improving turn times and yard management, while saving drivers time and fuel.

Hill Bros. can manage all of its assets in one place with reports by asset type, along with customizable workspaces and access control, so each user within the organization gets data quickly and easily.

Installation began in February and complete deployment is expected by July 2022.