Geotab sees 40% drop in collisions through safety technologies

Geotab sees 40% drop in collisions through safety technologies

Geotab's commercial transportation report dives into industry trends, challenges and potential, highlighting the role of advanced telematics.

Geotab recently released its 2024 commercial transportation report, which found that fleets using its safety features have seen a 40% reduction in collisions.

Other findings from the Geotab report, In the Driver’s Seat: Accelerating ROI Through Data Driven Insights, include:

  • Brazil (4%), Italy (5.3%), and Spain (5.7%) experienced the most significant rise in miles driven prior to a collision, suggesting increased safety measures and fewer collisions.
  • Germany (-27%), Portugal (-30%), the United Kingdom (-19%), and the United States (-12.6%) saw a decrease in miles driven prior to a collision, suggesting a need for increased focus on safety measures.
  • Expanded use of Geotab’s safety features could have averted an estimated additional 3,500 collisions.
  • Rising vehicle ages highlight predictive maintenance’s role in operational safety and efficiency.
  • Sustainability initiatives that cut fuel consumption are critical as fuel costs hit 60% of total fleet operating costs:
    • Canada and the United States have shown strong, successful reductions in idling times, with decreases of 5.73% and 3.75% respectively.
    • Germany, the United Kingdom, and Mexico experienced a rise in idling time over the same period, indicating an opportunity to further optimize sustainability operations.
      In 2023, EV adoption surged globally:
    • Strongest growth in South Africa (796%); Peru (289%); and Mexico (248%) indicating strong momentum toward EV adoption in these regions.

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