PeopleNet First to Integrate Google Earth with Onboard Event Recording Data
Onboard Event Recording data available through Google Earth maps gives management a clearer picture of events
MINNEAPOLIS, June 8, 2012—PeopleNet (www.peoplenetonline.com), a leading provider of innovative and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems for effective fleet management, announced today that Google Earth views of Onboard Event Recording events are now 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,” said Vice President of Software Jim Lowell. “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.”
One of the most valuable uses for PeopleNet’s new view of an Onboard Recording Event is in the case of an accident. The safety manager can quickly and easily see exactly where an event happened with the aid of a Google map, including the location of a sudden acceleration or deceleration. This information could also 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.
PeopleNet is exclusively focused on providing innovative Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems to improve North America’s trucking industry’s fleet management. Its products are used by nearly 1,500 truckload, LTL, private, and service fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. Reputed for its customer-driven technological innovation, unparalleled flexibility, and proactive customer care, PeopleNet was the first major technology provider to offer Internet-based communications to the transportation industry 15 years ago. Since then, the company has aggressively developed new products that continue to improve fleet management. Industry recognition of the company’s leadership includes: Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, Inbound Logistics Top 100 Award; Food Logistics’ 100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award; and M2M Value Chain Award. PeopleNet is part of Trimble’s® (NASDAQ: TRMB) international Transportation and Logistics division. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.