Seeing Machines releases new data on reduced driver fatigue and distractions

By Team Writer / October 15, 2016

Recently seeing machines has released some new data on reduced driver fatigue as well as distractions. In particular seeing machines which is the maker of Guardian technology they have released some new data in particular showing that Guardian technology improved fleet and overall highway safety by reducing distracted driving and fatigue.

Key Takeaways:

  • Seeing Machines, the maker of Guardian technology, has released new data showing that its Guardian technology improved fleet and overall highway safety
  • Microsleep events (where the driver’s eyes are completely closed while driving) reduced by 100%, 75% and 71%, respectively.
  • Seeing Machines also announced that the Atlanta-based Royal Food Service fleet will equip its entire fleet with Guardian’s advanced safety system.

“Seeing Machines, the maker of Guardian technology, has released new data showing that its Guardian technology improved fleet and overall highway safety by significantly reducing distracted driving and fatigue when assessed in multiple U.S.-based fleets.”

http://www.fleetequipmentmag.com/seeing-machines-guardian-data-distractions-sleep-drivers/

Two-truck platooning a viable method for reducing fuel consumption, finds a report released today —

By Team Writer / October 12, 2016

A Recently emerging technology going b the name two-truck-platooning is designed to boost the fuel economy for tractor trailer engagements and long haul operations. Essentially tractor trailors are electronically tethered together, then they work in unison to bring together the trucks at a reduced following distance to reduce aerodynamic drag.

Key Takeaways:

  • Volkswagen Truck & Bus launches cloud-based “operating system” for entire transportation industry
  • Automechanika Frankfurt boasts highest numbers of participating exhibitors in its history
  • UPS to convert 50 trucks to hydraulic hybrid systems in Chicago. Some already on the road

“Two-truck platooning – an emerging technology designed to boost fuel economy performance for tractor trailers engaged in long- and regional-haul application”

https://twitter.com/VehicleSrvcPros/status/781201743904374784

2016 Cadillac Escalade Kicks It Up A Notch

By Team Writer / October 12, 2016

The previously released 2015 Cadillac Escalade was completely redesigned, leaving just a few improvements to make for the 2016 model. Driver assistance tools like a lane keeper and infotainment upgrades are appreciated touches. The Escalade is the evolution of the Yukon Denali with matching seat rows and wheelbase lengths, and without the pickup bed seen in the now-discontinued Avalanche.

2016 Cadillac Escalade Kicks It Up A Notch

Tech Tip: Why automotive technicians should insure their tools –

By Team Writer / October 12, 2016

Tools are an important factor in a technician’s livelihood. Just like someone would have car insurance or health insurance, tool insurance through Pro-TEC will cover a variety of potential issues that could disable the use of an important tool. Through Pro-TEC, technicians have the ability to insure all tools they acquire and use daily, without having to write a policy for each tool. Pro-TEC will protect a technicians tools so they can continue to function in a job setting comfortably.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many professional technicians are unaware that existing coverage levels are insufficient.
  • Pro-TEC provides coverage at work, at home, on a job site or in transit.
  • If you work with tools for a living and you want the security and protection of knowing that your professional investments are covered, then Pro-TEC is a viable option.

“If you work with tools for a living and you want the security and protection of knowing that your professional investments are covered, then Pro-TEC is a viable option.”

https://twitter.com/VehicleSrvcPros/status/780836997078347776

Weird and Wondrous Cars of the 2016 Paris Auto Show

By Team Writer / October 10, 2016

The cars of the Paris 2016 Auto show certainly knew how to catch more than just a few double takes. Some of the highlights for unique exhibits at the show included a sport leisure trike that can travel up to 100 mph and a wide range of beach cars. Some of the beach cars included a travel into the past with a modern twist including one named nosmoke flower power. These were just a few to name from the highlights.

Weird and Wondrous Cars of the 2016 Paris Auto Show

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