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PeopleNet Integrates Google Earth with Onboard Event Recording Data

June 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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Google Earth views of Onboard Event Recording events are now available within the PeopleNet Fleet Manager.
With this new feature, safety managers 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.
With this new feature, safety managers 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.


"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," says 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."

With this new feature, safety managers 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 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.

For more information, go to www.peoplenetonline.com.

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