Gorilla Safety announced On-Board Diagnostic integration with its Electronic Logging Device, providing customers with OBD-II connections.
With the OBD-II functionality, Gorilla Safety’s app is now compatible with light and medium-duty trucks. The OBD-II connection, combined with oil well waiting time exemption allows Gorilla safety to offer, among others, oilfield services companies a solution to prepare for and manage the impending ELD mandate. The solution is also aimed at utility companies, contractors, and other smaller operations.
OBD systems are in most cars and light trucks, providing complete engine control and monitoring of parts of the chassis, body and accessory devices, as well as the diagnostic control network of the car.
Adding OBD-II integration to Gorilla Safety’s Electronic Logging Devices will add compatibility with these light and medium duty vehicles that use the OBDII standard.
Gorilla Safety’s advanced fleet and safety technology platform can be accessed from iOS and Android smartphones and tablets as well as from an online dashboard. Using the solution, users can record hours of service, manage accidents through real-time reporting, perform electronic daily vehicle inspection reports, track fuel use and vehicle maintenance and other fleet management activities.
“Rather than only providing a solution for heavy and extra-heavy trucks, buses and equipment, Gorilla Safety is now able to help blended fleets,” said Mark Walton, Gorilla Safety co-founder and chief executive officer. “By providing the OBD-II solution in conjunction with a fleet’s ability to choose between short- and long-haul, Gorilla Safety is now amongst the most flexible ELD provider on the market, well positioned to help any fleet, regardless of operational requirements.”