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MiX Telematics: Top Industry Players Collaborate to Boost Driver Safety

April 13, 2011 - Amsterdam, Netherlands And Cape Town, South Africa

MiX Telematics (JSE:MIX), a global leader in fleet management technology and innovation, and Mobileye, world-renowned for its collision prevention systems, have collaborated to boost driver safety through integrating their world-class solutions. The integrated solution means that clients around the world can benefit from improved driver safety and reduced accidents, as well as the knock on effect of reducing costs related thereto.

Inside the vehicle, a small display unit coupled with audible alerts are used to warn drivers if motorbikes or pedestrians are detected in their paths and if they are deviating from their lane or driving too closely to the vehicle in front of them. Back at the office, this same event data is combined with other driver and vehicle performance data to provide a rich set of information to customers wishing to manage exceptions and identify poor driving trends. This in turn enables fleet or HSE managers to make more informed decisions and tailor driver improvement programmes and remedial action for unsafe drivers. Real-time data flows from the devices inside the vehicle to MiX Telematics’ secure global hosting environment, making information available to clients anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day.

Charles Tasker, Managing Director of MiX Telematics (International), says, “Information from the Mobileye product compliments the data recorded by our on-board computers really well, making it an integral accessory to our driver safety and fleet management solution.” Perfected over ten years, Mobileye’s collision prevention technology has been adopted as a standard core safety feature by leading automotive manufacturers including BMW, Volvo and General Motors. Isaac Litman, CEO Mobileye Products says, “Our advanced vision-based device is a trusted safety tool that prevents and reduces collisions and helps to instil safe driving habits. Combined with technology and services from MiX Telematics, customers now have a powerful solution to improve driver safety while also reducing accidents and related costs.”

MiX Telematics, founded in 1995, provides information and related services for the efficient and effective management of mobile assets. Their fleet management solutions are available in 111 countries, on six continents.

Mobileye, founded in 1999, is recognised as the world leader in vision-based Driver Assistance Systems. Its key technical breakthroughs lie in the use of a highly advanced mono camera for all its applications. Mobileye received the Brake Award in 2008 and 2009, and the Mobileye C2-270 was awarded ‘Highly Commended Product’ within the fleet safety category at Brake’s Fleet Safety Forum in 2010. Other awards include the Red Herring ‘Top 100 Innovators’ Award and Frost & Sullivan’s ‘Entrepreneurial Company of the Year’ Award in 2006.

About MiX Telematics
Founded in 1995, MiX Telematics is a global provider of vehicle tracking and fleet management products and services to consumers and companies of all sizes in 111 countries on six continents. The company’s commercial product range – formerly marketed under the VDO brand and sold by Siemens VDO for 10 years - helps fleet owners ensure driver and passenger safety, reduce fleet running and fuel costs, comply with industry regulations, and track and protect vehicles and drivers. Commercial customers include Parmalat, Schlumberger, Chevron, Greyhound, Spar, and Scania. MiX Telematics has offices in South Africa, the United Kingdom, North America, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Uganda, and works via an extensive global distribution network.

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CONTACTS : MiX Telematics (International) Leanne Jory Communications Manager E-mail: Tel: 0027 (0)21 880 5601

Source: Business Wire India


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