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TechZone 360 - inthinc Adds CSA 2010 Compliant Touchscreen Interface to waySmart Solution

01/06/2011 -

By Madhubanti RudraTechZone360 Contributorinthinc Technology Solutions, Inc., a global company focused on the technologies relating to driver's safety, came up with CSA 2010-Compliant touchscreen driver interface to work in conjunction with the company's waySmart commercial driving safety solution, a comprehensive driving safety system that combines vehicle driver alerts, vehicle location and diagnostics, and fleet management functionalities.According to its maker, inthinc, waySmart has been proven to deliver immediate results including fewer accidents, improved fuel efficiency, reduced CO2 emissions and potentially millions of dollars in reduced costs per year. In a press release, inthinc announced that the touchscreen interface can be used in place of the handheld key pad interface and provides a user-friendly graphical interface. All these help maintain drivers' concentration by minimizing user interaction.The sleek design allows it to be easily mounted and managed in the truck. The multilingual interface also displays hours-of-service logging and reporting with alerts when approaching time limits. Touchscreen helps maintain drivers' safety by constantly displaying the posted speed limit.An increase in FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) inspections and the upcoming CSA 2010 regulations are driving companies to implement an electronic on-board Recorder (EOBR) in each of their fleet vehicles, inthinc officials explained.According to inthinc, some companies are already being required to have electronic logs, so they are looking for a system that will comply with CSA 2010. inthinc said that it has developed its handheld and touchscreen to be compliant with CSA 2010 regulations. The company also revealed that it plans to complete final testing when all regulations are finalized."At inthinc, we have created an electronic log system the way only a safety company can. Our touchscreen provides all the functionality that will be needed for CSA 2010 compliance but does so with minimal driver interference so their attention remains on the road," said CEO of inthinc Technology Solutions, Todd W. Follmer, in a statement.In a statement, inthinc announced the immediate availability of the touchscreen with inthinc waySmart driving safety systems. Current waySmart customers can also upgrade their existing handheld key pad interface.

A few months back, TechZone360 reported inthinc's international expansion plans. The company announced that it was expanding its operations internationally with the launch of inthinc Canada to be headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and plans for a Toronto office at a later date.