SmartDrive Systems Inc, a driver risk management systems and service provider, recently announced that the Salvation Army is set to deploy the SmartDrive system throughout its West Coast fleet. Salvation Army has been using SmartDrive’s video-capture hardware and professional incident review service since mid-2006. The contract was awarded to SmartDrive following a lengthy process that included comparing SmartDrive to other safety improvement systems. The SmartDrive service helps reinforce good driving for the Salvation Army by capturing activities on video and then professionally reviewing and rating these events for subsequent driver counseling. All video and diagnostic data can be viewed by fleet/risk/safety managers by logging on to the SmartDrive secure Web site. The SmartDrive in-vehicle unit is mounted behind the rearview mirror and consists of two tiny cameras – one pointing forward, one pointing at the driver. SmartDrive is continuously recording, so driving activities are recorded and saved 15 seconds before the event and 15 seconds after it. The SmartDrive system also features multiple panic buttons which allow the driver to record and document the behaviors or incidents of other drivers or passengers. For more information, visit SmartDrive.net.
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