BRADENTON, FL and BOSTON - GE Security, Inc., a business of GE Enterprise Solutions, and Liberty Mutual Agency Markets, a strategic business unit of Liberty Mutual Group, announced national availability of Onboard Advisor.
The latest evolution in fleet management technology, Onboard Advisor monitors the driving behavior of commercial vehicle operators in relation to conditions such as traffic flow and weather. Its proprietary technology assigns safety scores to drivers, allowing fleet managers to monitor and coach drivers on any aggressive driving patterns. Onboard Advisor combines GE Security's NavLogix GPS technology with data from an accelerometer to uniquely provide information on how a vehicle is responding to its driver. The information is then recorded along with the vehicle location and event time. The Performance Advisor component measures how frequently and severely a driver speeds, brakes and corners to calculate safety scores. Using Onboard Advisor, fleet managers can also replay driving events on Google street maps with second-by-second detail.
Onboard Advisor also provides the full range of more traditional GPS software features, allowing fleet managers to further minimize risk and costs. Real-time alerts can score drivers on fuel efficiency. Also, by monitoring the real-time locations of their vehicles, fleet managers can also dispatch vehicles more efficiently and make sure drivers are using the most cost-effective routes.
"GE Security is committed to keeping people and property safe," said Jerry Rose, vice president, product management of GE Security. "This revolutionary system focuses on driver behavior which is something other systems can't do. The goal is to help improve driver safety by coaching performance at the driver level. Agency Markets' regional companies are the only ones with a program focused at this level."
Customers who insure their fleets through Golden Eagle Insurance, Liberty Northwest, and Ohio Casualty can install Onboard Advisor and realize savings on their commercial auto premium of up to 15 percent in the first year and up to 40 percent based on fleet performance upon coverage renewal. Liberty Mutual Agency Markets plans to offer Onboard Advisor and its insurance discount component through its other regional companies in the near future.
Customers can generate further savings with Fuel Advisor, a fuel card that saves up to three cents off each gallon of gas while monitoring usage and preventing unauthorized purchases. "Onboard Advisor is the first GPS-based product to harness multiple technologies so companies can take an active and immediate role in risk management," said Thomas M. Troy, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Liberty Mutual Agency Markets' Regional Companies Group. "It puts a fleet manager in the driver's seat of every vehicle with daily, bi-weekly, and monthly performance tracking. It's a great coaching tool for improving and rewarding safe driving."
Fleet customers can start saving in their very first month with Onboard Advisor. There are no up-front costs for the hardware or installation, and only a low monthly per-unit fee for this fleet management tool.
For more information on Onboard Advisor, visit www.onboardadvisor.com or call 877-803-5338.
About GE's Security Business
GE Security, Inc., a business of GE Enterprise Solutions (NYSE: GE), is a leading supplier of security and life safety technologies, with operations in more than 26 countries. GE Security offers one of the industry's broadest product portfolios, including access control, explosives and narcotics detection, fire detection, intrusion, key management and video surveillance. GE Security's products are used to protect people and property across a wide range of industries, including aviation, banking and finance, education, government and military, healthcare, law enforcement, residential, retail, stadiums and event venues, and transportation.
For more information about GE Security, visit www.gesecurity.com. GE Security, making the world safer.
About GE Enterprise Solutions
GE Enterprise Solutions delivers high-impact, integrated solutions that improve customers' productivity and profitability. Enterprise Solutions helps customers compete and win in a changing global environment by combining the power of GE's intelligent technologies with its multi-industry expertise. Enterprise Solutions is comprised of high-tech, high-growth businesses including Security, Sensing & Inspection, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, and Digital Energy. It has 17,000 customer-focused associates in more than 35 countries.
About Liberty Mutual Agency Markets
Liberty Mutual Agency Markets, a business unit of Liberty Mutual Group, offers personal and commercial insurance through independent agents throughout the United States. Commercial lines products are offered through eight regional companies and Liberty Agency Underwriters, which provides specialty commercial products, including excess casualty and program business. Personal lines products are offered nationally under the Safeco Insurance brand. Liberty Mutual Suretyä provides nationwide contract and commercial surety and fidelity bonds, and Summitä provides workers compensation coverage in the Southeast.
Agency Markets operates under a unique regional/national model that leverages the service-oriented focus of regional operations with the cost efficiencies of a national infrastructure to deliver quality products and services to agents and brokers and the customers they serve.
Liberty Mutual Group ranks 86 on the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations based on 2008 revenues. The company has financial strength ratings of A (Excellent) from the A.M. Best Company, A2 (Good) from Moody's Investors Service, and A- (Strong) from Standard & Poor's.
NOTE: Onboard Advisor insurance discounts are available through affiliates of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Availability varies by state. Eligibility is subject to meeting applicable underwriting criteria. Some business classes are ineligible for coverage. Insurance discounts may vary based on applicable safety score and other underwriting criteria, and are subject to additional rules on file in states where available.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet