Trakm8 Secures First ecoN Sales in Czech Republic
Enhancing fleet efficiency & customer service through intelligent real time tracking
Trakm8 is pleased to announce sales of their fuel saving, ecoN based driver behaviour tracking solutions to its first two customers in the Czech Republic, facilitated by the recently established regional sales team.
The first sale of telematics units have been installed into TopKarMoto, the exclusive representative of Kassbohrer, Geländefahrzeug AG and Reform-Werke equipment in the Czech Republic. The second sale of units have been fitted to vehicles which grade the ski resorts pistes of Spindleruv Mlyn and Horní Misečky in Czech Republic .
The new territory sales have been achieved in a much shorter period than initially anticipated given the sales team was only established in the second quarter of this year.
Considerable work has been carried out by the product development team to ensure that the ecoN and complimentary tracking solutions are fully compatible with the Czech requirements in terms of language, mapping and communications. This initial product development ensures that rolling out the solution to the surrounding countries will progress quickly.
Trakm8 CEO, John Watkins said: “Trakm8 has been a UK focussed business for complete telematics solutions, but this start-up venture based out of our Prague engineering centre is proof that there is appetite for our fuel saving system, ecoN internationally. We have established a good pipeline of opportunities both in the UK and Europe, which we expect to convert over the coming months.”
Above: A Pisten Bully 600 used to grade the ski resorts pistes, fitted with one of Trakm8’s telematics units.
AA’s First Fuel Efficient Driving Competition using Trakm8 ecoN
-Smooth driving winners’ average 98% fuel efficiency scores-
Trakm8 and the AA are pleased to announce that through utilisation of Trakm8’s fuel saving system, ecoN, the winners of the AA’s inaugural Fuel Efficient Driving competition scored an average of over 98% fuel efficiency.
Over 2500 AA patrol vans have been fitted with Trakm8’s ecoN. The system includes in-vehicle driver feedback and drivers have been competing during a three month period this year to prove they are a smooth driver and make the most efficient use of fuel. A shortlist of two types of fuel efficient drivers were drawn to reveal who has consistently been the best patrol on their driving behaviour and those who have had the most improvement overall during the three month period.
Efficiency scores were calculated using Trakm8’s ecoN fuel saving system, which records accurate fuel usage and CO2 figures, together with harsh braking, idling, acceleration and cornering information to create an overall performance percentage of the vehicle and driver.
The competition was a huge success with the ten winners showing an average fuel efficiency score of 98.12% and one individual AA driver, making an impressive 69.30% improvement in their fuel efficiency during the three month period.
Paul Wilson, Director of Trakm8, commented:
"Trakm8 is delighted to see that, thanks to our ecoN technology, the AA patrol force are becoming incredibly fuel efficient drivers. Since working in partnership with the AA we have seen fleet fuel costs reduce substantially, evidenced by the fuel efficiency scores achieved by the winners in this inaugural competition.”
Chris Bailey, Head of Technology at the AA, commented:
“At the AA we work hard to ensure we maximise our fuel efficiency for environmental and commercial benefit. Driving smoothly and efficiently also contributes to the safety of our patrols.”
Trakm8 is pleased to announce that a joint product development and marketing agreement has been reached with, Coventry based Tachometer data analytics company, TruTac Ltd. Under the agreement TruTac’s legal data compliance analysis tools are being integrated into Trakm8’s telematics solutions.
Trakm8 T8 hardware has been adapted so that the data from the Tachograph can be downloaded via the secure hand shake process required by VOSA without the need for any other hardware. The T8 already has full CAN Bus functionality for driver behaviour solutions and to identify any vehicle fault and service requirements. As a result the Trakm8 hardware solution is far more cost effective to install than most other available solutions.
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Trakm8 is pleased to announce a comprehensive feature update to their ecoN fuel saver product that provides feedback to the driver and fleet operator on the driving behaviour in their vehicles.
The new speeding modules allow customers to view driver risks within different speed bands, and in conjunction with behaviour factors allow safety risks to be measured.
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