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Azuga Continues to Innovate the Fleet Industry with the Addition of Azuga SpeedSafe, powered by SpeedGauge

Friday, April 18, 2014

New offering prevents speeding by providing more accurate location reports than traditional GPS-only speed monitoring systems

Azuga, a leading instant-install cloud-based GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior solution, unveils Azuga SpeedSafe in partnership with SpeedGauge, an international provider of driver behavior and speed management solutions. The newest addition to Azuga’s GPS fleet tracking product line will allow fleet managers to improve safety and decrease costs by slowing down drivers. The unique innovation of the new speed monitoring system is the ability to track speeding incidents everywhere a fleet operates – not just the open road or on interstates. Azuga Dashboard

The National Safety Council estimates speed-related crashes result in nearly 13,000 deaths and a $40 billion cost to United States citizens each year. Furthermore, these crashes cost fleet managers $6 billion in lost productivity annually.

“Speeding is not only against the law but it’s also a huge safety concern especially when it occurs in inclement weather, school zones, parking lots or loading zones. This also makes it a major liability for our fleet customers,” said Ananth Rani, vice president of Azuga. “Azuga reads vehicle speed from wheel sensors every second and ensures a very accurate solution for our customers.”

Azuga SpeedSafe compares actual vehicle speeds with the posted speed limits on interstates, as well as frontage and side roads, rural and urban streets, yards and specific locations identified by fleet managers. The latest addition allows fleet managers to set customized speeding thresholds, receive real-time alerts of incidents that exceed those thresholds, and pinpoint the exact location where the infraction occurred, including an optional street view.

“This technology has decreased the number of speed events by more than 40 percent in 3 months,” said Remy Cano, President of Northwest Tank. “Safety is a top priority, and by utilizing Azuga SpeedSafe’s groundbreaking speed monitoring technology, we are continuing our commitment to fleet safety for our employees and the communities they serve.”

“Our industry understands that speeding matters everywhere, and fleet safety managers expect a solution that can achieve speed monitoring everywhere,” said SpeedGauge CEO, Jonathan Hubbard. “Traditional speed monitoring services such as virtual governors only offer a blanket top speed threshold across all locations. Our partnership with Azuga demonstrates our joint commitment to the most broadly applicable speed monitoring solutions for all fleets.”

With Azuga SpeedSafe, customers will benefit from a reduction in speeding, hard-breaking and speeding citations – saving costs, minimizing liability and keeping drivers safe. Fleet operators can click here to learn more about this new speed monitoring business solution. Azuga SpeedSafe is immediately available for a low, initial offering price of $2.99.

About Azuga
San Jose-based Azuga is shaking up the traditional GPS vehicle tracking market with industry-first price points, easy-install hardware, lifetime warranties and no contract terms. The company’s cloud-based Azuga G2TM technology can begin tracking fleets in as little as 22 seconds and for just 70 cents per day per vehicle. Azuga works closely with Danlaw, Inc. for GPS hardware. Danlaw’s 300+ engineering professionals have been providing cloud-based, connected vehicle telematics solutions and embedded electronics to OEM’s and their Tier-1 supply base for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.azuga.com and follow @Azuga_GPS on Twitter.

About SpeedGuage
SpeedGauge, a privately held company founded in 2002 and located in San Francisco, provides patented business intelligence and analytics to the commercial transportation industry. SpeedGauge’s software solution is available through its network of GPS fleet tracking partners and 3rd party providers around the globe. The company’s platform marries safety, risk and GPS data analysis to enable smarter and safer driving. Deployed across thousands of fleets, SpeedGauge is currently available in North America, Europe, Australasia and South Africa, and is expanding to other regions. For further information on the company, its technology and solutions, visit www.speedgauge.net. SpeedGauge is a registered trademark of Speedgauge, Inc. and its services are patented by SpeedGauge, Inc. under US Patent number 7,356,392.

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