Blue light fleets to reveal telematics trial results
The 10 police forces and one ambulance service have been trialling technology under a scheme organised by the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Intelligent Transport System (ITS) initiative.
The project is aimed at improving safety and reducing costs associated with the driving and management of police fleets and their drivers by using telematics to monitor driver and vehicle performance.
The results of the trial will be revealed at the 39th National Association of Police Fleet Managers' Conference which is being held in Peterborough in September.
A spokesman for the event said: ‘Jim Hammond, the head of ACPO ITS, will be announcing the results of the driver and vehicle data trials along with the lessons learned.
‘These will be eagerly awaited by not only the police and ambulance services involved in the trial but by the suppliers involved and the other emergency services about to commit to vehicle data systems.’
Other topics due to be discussed at the event include the new EU Type Approval Regulations, the results of a research project into driver distraction by satellite navigation, and a report on how hydrogen will play an important part in fuelling the future.
One of the key speakers at the conference will be John Tizard, an independent strategic adviser, who will analyse outsourcing versus public sector collaboration.
This year the event is being opened up to a wider audience, with fleet managers from the public sector not involved in emergency vehicles, being invited to attend.