PeopleNet® Joins Forces with SpeedGauge® To Provide Seamless Fleet Management

NASHVILLE - April 30, 2006 - PeopleNet, the leading provider of onboard computing and mobile communications systems to the nation's transportation industry, announced today that its g3 mobile communications platform has been enhanced with the successful integration and pending license of SpeedGaugeTM. This joint driver performance and compliance solution, to be commercially available later this year, will enhance the capacity of the PeopleNet system to assure safety, risk mitigation and lawful operation of fleet vehicles.

SpeedGauge has been at work for over three years developing products from its highly accurate and predictive capabilities and traffic insight. SpeedGauge, a patent pending compliance tool, captures on-board information for speed and acceleration bound to vehicle location comparing them to legal speed limits and safe operating speeds.

Integrated into PeopleNet's g3 onboard computer, this development directly benefits customers by lowering accident rates, reducing insurance costs and curtailing fleet abuse. SpeedGauge also offers a range of products addressing forecast speed and predictive traffic enabling commercial, consumer and government customers to increase fleet efficiency, improve customer service and reduce wasted time on the road.

"SpeedGauge provides a highly developed driver performance tool that will provide our joint customers with the tools to enhance the management of the world's largest unsupervised workforce," says Brian McLaughlin, VP - Marketing and Product Planning of PeopleNet. "The functionality of SpeedGauge in our products offers a proven method to rate, rank and compare the performance of individual drivers within a fleet. In this way, fleet managers are able to objectively monitor and identify high-risk drivers for further safety training and review."

This g3 platform powered by SpeedGauge allows fleet managers to monitor vehicle speed on all roads, nationwide - including city and surface streets. Using the g3 on-board computer, this driver performance information is captured and sent (via email) from the PerformXTM performance monitoring each day to the fleet compliance manger. These daily reports document and rank driver compliance to the company policy and speed limits.

"Built on the expertise of SpeedGauge's traffic team, products like SpeedGauge are a natural fit with PeopleNet's user's demands," says Robert Reid, co-founder and executive vice president of SpeedGauge. "Data accuracy is the foundation for providing a relevant and useful user experience. When business decisions are made on output from our products, the bar is set very high. We are elated to have PeopleNet as our latest customer given we share that standard of accuracy and customer focus. "

About LandSonar

LandSonar is the leading supplier of highly-accurate, full coverage predictive traffic products used to increase routing accuracy for fleet, logistics and navigations systems. In use for end-customers, leading routing solution and LBS developers, its products give meaningful "Speed Ahead!TM". The company's unique data approach, patented science, and sophisticated understanding of historic traffic enable it to deliver data for bringing certainty to solutions vastly improving efficiency, shortening travel times and increasing satisfaction. Funded by select individuals and founders, LandSonar is based in San Francisco, California. For demonstrations of partners' products powered by LandSonar and more information, visit www.speedgauge.com.

About PeopleNet

Headquartered in Minneapolis, PeopleNet is the leading provider of Internet-based onboard computing and mobile communications systems to the transportation industry, including truckload, LTL, private, and service fleets. The company serves several Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and Canada and has signed more than 1,000 customers since inception over 12 years ago.

This entry was posted on April 30th, 2006 by jhubbard and is filed under Press Releases.