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MiX Telematics contributes to major accident rate reduction for RATP

Figures just announced demonstrate that a collaborative programme of risk reduction developed by bus operator RATP and MiX Telematics has been a major contributor to a significantly improved safety record, with the personal injury claim rate against RATP London United today reduced by 21 percent compared to its standing prior to the introduction of the programme.  MiX Telematics assisted RATP in implementing a risk reduction scheme based on in-vehicle monitoring and targeted driver training designed to improve the behaviour of RATP's drivers behind the wheel.

"In the immediate programme post-launch period, we were encouraged to see personal injury claims reduce by 14 percent," says Owen Kirchin, Drive Well Coordinator for RATP London United.  "Since then, we have been delighted at the manner in which the figure has continued to improve, as every personal injury claim has potentially significant consequences for the company."

The first MiX Telematics fleet management system was introduced into the RATP London United fleet (then Transdev) in August 2009.  At that time, the initial roll-out was for 147 units into the company's Shepherd's Bush garage fleet.

In addition to a reduction in personal injury claims, the company also succeeded in achieving a ten percent improvement in fuel efficiency, a figure which has been sustained over the longer term due to a driver training programme developed in conjunction with data gathered from its fleet management system.  As an extra aid to drivers, RATP London United uses MiX Telematics' RIBAS display, which has contributed to a reduction of 30 percent in harsh acceleration and an 11 percent reduction in harsh braking.

The RATP risk reduction programme is based upon a combination of hardware, software and professional services, all of which are provided by MiX Telematics.  In terms of hardware, RATP uses MiX Telematics' Fleet Manager on-board computer and the optional in-cab RIBAS display unit.  RIBAS provides instant driving-style feedback via a dashboard-mounted array of five LEDs which illuminate whenever the driver exceeds a pre-programmed vehicle parameter.  Each LED is positioned alongside its corresponding letter, where:

R = over Revving
I =  excessive Idling
B = harsh Braking
A = harsh Acceleration
S = over Speeding

The hardware is backed by MiX Telematics' FM-Web reporting software, which delivers bespoke reports directly to the fleet manager and can be accessed from any internet-enabled computer.  Together with this, MiX Telematics provides an on-going consultancy service to RATP.  This focuses on a number of core elements, including performance measurement, real-time feedback, post-trip review and training and incentivising change to ensure maximum use is made of the system and that its full potential is realised.

Founded in 1995, MiX Telematics is a global provider of vehicle tracking and fleet management products and services to consumers and companies of all sizes in 111 countries, across six continents.  The company’s commercial product range – formerly marketed under the VDO brand and sold by Siemens VDO for 10 years – helps fleet owners ensure driver and passenger safety, reduce fleet running and fuel costs, comply with selected industry regulations, and track and protect vehicles and drivers. Commercial customers include Parmalat, Schlumberger, Chevron, Greyhound, Spar, and Scania.  MiX Telematics has offices in South Africa, Germany, the United Kingdom, North America, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Uganda, and works via an extensive global distribution network. 

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I felt sure I'd heard of MiX Telematics and the RIBAS system before...

Here's what I turned up:

Frank Thorpe from Go Ahead UK tells us how MiX Telematics' Bus and Coach solutions ...

Interview with Frank Thorpe from Go Ahead UK - YouTube
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Yes, indeed - their PR agency has somehow added me to their mailing list. More of interest to the engineer in the flat  ;D

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And if the average private motorist could only have a bit of a RIBAS system going on in their heads, think of the reduced accidents, more courteous driving and carbon-saving which could be achieved.
TCD813? The reg of a Southdown Motor Services, Northern Counties bodied, Leyland Titan PD3/4 FH39/30F (popularly dubbed 'Queen Mary') from the late 50s.
There's all 'manor' of stuff on my Twitter A/c.