Telematics: ERM Introduces New Sensing Solutions Designed to Monitor and Track Cars

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Telematics: ERM Introduces New Sensing Solutions Designed to Monitor and Track Cars

ERM Advanced Telematics is expanding its efforts to penetrate the global car sharing market. The company’s devices are already installed in thousands of shared cars in India and Israel. ERM is supplying car sharing companies with telematics products from its StarLink products line, with optional add-on features and required adjustments such as wireless communications technologies like Bluetooth, WiFi and RF. Other complementary add-on products from ERM’s rich production lines can be tailored to meet a whole range of needs of this fast-growing automotive sector.

As part of the solution, ERM allows car sharing companies to identify subscribers and permit them to drive a car at a given time. Moreover, the company’s solutions that are used in car sharing vehicles give the companies the ability to control and immobilize a vehicle to prevent any unauthorized driver from using it.
Another requirement of car sharing companies is to monitor how drivers actually use the vehicles. In this regard, ERM developed advanced driver behavior monitoring solution on the basis of sensors and CANBUS integration. This allows a highly accurate monitoring at all times of both the vehicle from technical aspects and the driver’s activity during his or her use of the car. In order to add value to the solution, ERM supplies various additional driver alerting solutions based on audio and visual alerts, to educate the driver during the trip.
By using these systems ERM provides car sharing companies with real-time information on the condition of the vehicle, as well as of the driver while he or she is actually at the wheel. This allows the headquarters of the car-sharing companies a means of dealing in a suitable way with unsafe drivers.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: ERM

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