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Roadmap monthly newsletter - February 2013

  1. 1. February 2013Roadmap monthly newsletter In this issue Case Study Avtotransport ČampaEditorial increases Quality of Service with FrotcomY ou would think that the number of road fatalities worldwide is decreasing, New features right? After all, vehicles are getting safer, and so are roads. Unfortunately, Eco-driving report on a global scale, reality is somewhat different. According to the World and driving recommendations Health Organization (WHO), while road traffic death rates in many high-income countries have stabilized or declined in recent decades, data suggest that in News and eventsmost other regions of the world the global epidemic of traffic injuries is still Frotcom East Africaincreasing; usually because the number of vehicles in those countries is growing has partnered with Airtelfaster than the necessary counterbalancing improvements in infrastructures and and 2NK Sacco to launchroad safety measures. a Road Safety Initiative in Kenya This and much more… Estimated road traffic death (per 100,000 inhabitants) per annum (2006/2007). (W.H.O.)In fact, the WHO estimates that in 2030 road traffic injuries will be the 5th cause ofdeath, leaving behind other causes such as lung, liver or colon cancer, diabetes,hypertensive heart disease and many other serious “contenders”. This is a veryserious problem we all must address, as drivers, as pedestrians and asstakeholders.That is why Frotcom International fully supported the joint Road Safety Initiative ofFrotcom East Africa, Airtel and 2NK Sacco, in Kenya (see article on the 4th page ofthis newsletter). Kenya has been paying a staggering high toll on road carnage. Thisinitiative will not solve the problem on its own, of course: the decrease on roaddeaths requires many joint efforts. However, this initiative is a great push in theright direction, using state of the art technology to detect and correct aggressivedriving.In the end, if Frotcom can help reducing just a little the number of people who dieeach year on the road – 1.2 million – our commitment will be definitely worth.Valério Marques, CEO - Frotcom InternationalA note from the editor – If you would like to have your own say in the next edition of this newsletter please donot hesitate to get in touch at Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.comFrotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet IntelligenceAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D.R.Congo |Egypt |Georgia |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova |Luxembourg |Macedonia|Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |South Africa |Spain|Tanzania |Uganda |UK | 1
  2. 2. Did you know? Good health is prospectively associated to drivers’ safetyNew FeaturesEco-driving report and driving recommendations The new Eco-driving report displays information about how vehicles were driven, in a given period of time. Simultaneously, in both the report and the Eco-driving folder, The University of Minnesota-Morris Frotcom shows some personalized driving decided to study drivers’ Body Mass recommendations to drivers, as a consequence Index (BMI) and the impact related of the driving behavior observed in the period. to crash risk. They followed drivers Recommendations intend to minimize fuel of heavy commercial motor vehicles consumption, risk of accident, pollution and for 2 years and used the Multivariate mechanical wear out. Poisson regression and Cox proportional hazards models to estimate the relationship between crash risk and BMI. Both modelsFrequency charts (pie charts) now available concluded that drivers with a BMI higher than 35 (severe obesity) wereA new set of pie chart graphs is now available, allowing users to see at a glance more likely to crash than drivershow frequently digital and analog values, such as ignition status, vehicle speed, with normal BMI.engine speed and engine temperature are recorded, for each vehicle. Some possible factors can be This view option may be useful for fleet associated with drivers’ obesity, managers to spot abnormal driving behavior. contributing to higher accident rate: For instance, one thing is for drivers to over speed every once in a while, while generally  Sleep apnea; keeping a safe speed. Another thing is to  Limited agility; always be pushing the limit, which increases  Fatigue. the possibility of accidents and increases fuel With today’s focus on safety and consumption. Frequency graphs allow fleet cost-cutting, drivers’ behavior is managers to understand at a glance how often closely related to their health vehicles are driven at each speed range. condition. Therefore, for the sake of The same holds true for RPMs, in terms of fuel the safety of all road users, it’s important that drivers: consumption.  Never drive under fatigue or bad health condition;Useful engine related alarms  Go for regular body-check to ensure they are fit for driving; Now it’s possible to detect and report abnormal conditions concerning vehicle  Practice exercise; engines, with two new alarms: Engine  Eat a balanced diet; overspeed alarm and Engine temperature  Keep hydrated for the day; alarm.  No drug or drink driving;The first detects excessive revolutions per minute (RPM) and the secondexcessive temperature in the engine coolant.  Stretch several times a day. It may keep them from neck,Both alarms only work for vehicles with Frotcom’s CANBus interface. shoulder and back pain resulted from long hours of driving.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.comFrotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet IntelligenceAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D.R.Congo |Egypt |Georgia |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova |Luxembourg |Macedonia Source:|Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |South Africa |Spain|Tanzania |Uganda |UK | roject/results/obesity.php 2
  3. 3. Tip of the month Create and sendCase Study a Tracking ticketAvtotransport Čampa increasesQuality of Service with FrotcomAvtotransport Čampa, a Slovenian company based in Ortnek, specialized in auto Tracking tickets are a way of allowingtransport service, prides itself of using Frotcom to deliver an excellent customer external users, for instance customersservice. of companies using Frotcom, to followUsing Frotcom’s tracking tickets, the company provides to all its clients the location up the whereabouts of their cargo.of their freight in real time and other relevant information related to their cargo; forinstance loading / unloading times and warnings about delays. Tracking tickets are a part of the CRM module in Frotcom.Avtotransport Čampa also use Frotcom to generate and send to clients simple anduseful reports, providing them with Proof of Service evidence based on GPS data. To create a Tracking ticket click the New button on the bottom right corner of the page. Tracking tickets can also be created from the Map views. You just need to right click on top of the vehicle you want to associate the Tracking ticket with.Avtotransport Čampa truck equiped with a Frotcom GPS tracker.According to the Avtotransport Čampa Managing Director, Mr. Gregor Čampa: “Ifirst was shown Frotcom’s tracking system 2 years ago and test it at once in ourcompany. Frotcom is a sophisticated GPS tracking system, which helps us save timeand money. The biggest advantage is that it’s simple to use and works without any A window will show up displayingerrors. Tracking accuracy is very good in all countries our vehicle travel to. We Tracking ticket details to be filled in:recommend Frotcom to all companies that would like to ease their work intransports and logistics.”Despite fierce market competition, the company is now providing a quickerresponse to service demands, as well as providing a true, solid and trustworthyservice to their clients, with prices based on factual and reliable data, includingvehicle waiting times. In a few easy steps you can create,For a complete profile, check here for the company’s official website. send and manage your own Tracking tickets.Roadmap congratulates the Frotcom Slovenia team for this successful project!Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.comFrotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet IntelligenceAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D.R.Congo |Egypt |Georgia |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova |Luxembourg |Macedonia|Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |South Africa |Spain|Tanzania |Uganda |UK | 3
  4. 4. News and Events Next, on RoadmapFrotcom East Africa has partnered with Airtel and 2NK Saccoto launch a Road Safety Initiative in Kenya News and events, Airtel Kenya has announced a road safety initiative in more new Frotcom features partnership with Frotcom East Africa in a bid to encourage safe and tips will be presented. driving of public service vehicles in order to reduce accidents on Kenyan roads. This and more, so don’t miss The initiative has been launched the next issue of Roadmap. jointly with 2NK SACCO, one of Kenya’s leading public service transport provider and it will target 550 public service vehicles plying the Nyeri-Nairobi route.The new system, which is being fitted by Frotcom East Africa Ltd and Airtel Kenya,will allow the management to track all vehicles within the country.Airtel Kenya Managing Director Shivan Bhargava said that the company believes thatbusiness is not an end in itself, but rather a means to helping the society achievemore, and added that Airtel has a special role in helping Kenyans accomplish morein their daily lives. “This initiative will help to reduce road accidents on Kenyan roadswhose significant direct cost in lives lost, social and economic implications cannot beignored”, he said.“We are pleased that this new product and partnership will contribute to the muchneeded preservation of lives by reducing the speeds and improving the safety ofpassengers in the vehicles, thereby reducing the risk of road accidents that threatenthe lives of the thousands of Kenyan commuters including children using the roadson a daily basis”, he added. [...]According to the 2NK SACCO chairman, James Kahiro, the SACCO is embracing thenew system to help reduce accidents on Kenyan roads and enable them to managethe vehicles professionally. He added that: “ICT is the way to go in business todayand we want to do this to further enforce compliance to traffic rules rather thanevasion.”The 2NK chairman urged other transport SACCO’s in the country to follow suit andacquire similar management systems.The project is set to be rolled out to other parts of the country.[...] To read the full content of the article, click here. Source: CAPITALFM BUSINNESS. By CHARLES GICHANEROADMAP congratulates the Frotcom East Africa team for this successful initiative!Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.comFrotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet IntelligenceAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D.R.Congo |Egypt |Georgia |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova |Luxembourg |Macedonia|Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |South Africa |Spain|Tanzania |Uganda |UK | 4