System Improves Safety and Fuel Economy
MINNEAPOLIS – March 21, 2016 — PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced the integration of a tire pressure monitoring system from WABCO, a leading supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles.
Through wheel-mounted sensors, WABCO’s Integrated Vehicle Tire Monitoring (IVTM) system enables users to ensure optimal tire pressure by wirelessly providing in-cab updates of tire pressures directly from each wheel. The system alerts drivers to any tire pressure issues, allowing them to proactively address the problem to reduce tire failure.
“Working with WABCO gives our customers more choice when they are looking to add a tire pressure monitoring solution,” said Tom Fansler, Executive Vice President, Product for PeopleNet. “WABCO’s industry-leading technologies and commitment to safety make them an ideal partner.”
The benefits of adding a tire pressure monitoring system are not limited to safety. WABCO’s IVTM can help extend tire life by up to 20 percent and reduce fuel consumption by 2 percent. The system also provides comprehensive backend tire pressure data to improve efficiencies across a fleet.
“We’re excited to be a PeopleNet integration partner,” said Jon Morrison, WABCO President, Americas. “The combination of our advanced technology and PeopleNet’s fleet mobility solutions gives companies vital information to streamline operations and help keep drivers safe.”
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation and aerodynamics. Partnering with the transportation industry as it maps a route towards autonomous driving, WABCO also uniquely connects trucks, trailers, drivers, cargo, and fleet operators through telematics, as well as advanced fleet management and mobile solutions. WABCO reported sales of $2.6 billion in 2015. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WABCO has 12,000 employees in 39 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.
PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. The company’s fleet mobility system combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management. Its products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. The company develops new products that continue to improve fleet management. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2015 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. PeopleNet’s ConnectedFleet™ was recognized as a 2016 Top 20 Product by Heavy Duty Trucking. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.