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‘Vehicle tracking devices helped reduce accidents’

‘Vehicle tracking devices helped reduce accidents’

Muscat – 

The In-Vehicle Monitoring System (IVMS) deployed by Muscat Municipality has not only helped reduce the distance driven but also lowered the quantity of road accidents in its fleet. Aimed at enhancing site visitors security and minimising expenditure, the Muscat Municipality’s car tracking method is now nearly totally deployed. In the third phase, the municipality has installed the tracking method in 294 heavy and 109 light automobiles.

The tracking method enables thorough fleet movement management and guarantees far better driver assessment.

The municipality stated, ‘The vehicle tracking system has offered great results for the Muscat Municipality. The system, which relies on a GPRS network interface, monitors vehicles’ precise place, location and time duration, and transmits such specifics instantly to the monitoring specialists.’

It added that given that its inauguration in 2014, the method has saved about 800,000km, and the distance covered continues to reduce year right after year.

‘The device also guaranteed lower accidents in all vehicles equipped with this system, which is confirmed by the data registered in the records of the Directorate General of Transport for the years (2014-September 2018).’

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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