SmartDrive Systems announced enhancements to its SmartDrive Fuel program. The enhancements enable fleets to improve fuel economy as much as 14%.

SmartDrive Fuel focuses on improving drivers' skills and performance as a way to reduce fuel waste and carbon emissions. By using onboard video technology and services, video analysis and predictive analytics are combined to provide fleets insight into driving performance.

With SmartDrive Fuel, these videos are incorporated with real-time driver feedback, fuel reporting and an incentive program. Plus, by focusing on risky driving skills and hard-driving maneuvers, such as fuel inefficient acceleration, speeding and idling, fleets can immediately experience a reduction in fuel waste.

To date, the company says its customers have saved over 41,000 tons of carbon emissions.

Highlights and enhancements of the program include:

• Real-time feedback for drivers – allowing drivers to self-correct instantly, and improve mpg in real-time through in-cab LEDs alerting them to unsafe or fuel-wasting maneuvers as they occur.

• Improvements through video – SmartDrive's driving game films have proven to be the most effective way to engage drivers in performance improvement. Now, by synchronizing fuel performance measures, such as throttle percentage, brake, engine load, and rpm with video, drivers can see exactly what the areas to focus and what driving skills and techniques need to be improved.

• Fuel management and ROI – gives you a roll-up of overall fleet fuel and mpg performance. The dashboard offers fleet managers a quick, comprehensive view of fleet, site and driver fuel productivity.