ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Autobus Oberbayern GmbH, one of the largest bus and coach operators in Germany, to equip its entire coach fleet with ORBCOMM’s in-cab telematics solution. ORBCOMM’s solution provides wireless connectivity through its industry-leading hardware and integrated Cloud-based analytics platform for optimal fleet management.
Autobus Oberbayern is using ORBCOMM’s driver-friendly in-cab solution to gain complete visibility, monitoring and management of their drivers and passenger buses. ORBCOMM’s solution delivers GPS fleet tracking and connects to the bus’s CANbus to seamlessly collect and evaluate important data from the engine, brake systems, fuel tanks and more, providing access to deep analytics via FleetManager, ORBCOMM’s robust web platform. ORBCOMM ensures Autobus Oberbayern’s fleet managers and dispatchers always know the current position and technical status of their buses and keeps their fleet in compliance by automating the hours of service, rest and working times of their drivers. ORBCOMM also provides live, on-board driver performance scoring and corrects unsafe driving behaviors that lead to accidents, fines and higher insurance for improved fleet safety. In addition, ORBCOMM’s platform enables Autobus Oberbayern to decrease operating costs and improve productivity through real-time asset management, reduced risk of fuel loss and preventive maintenance.
“Autobus Oberbayern is an exciting addition to our customer portfolio as one of a growing number of bus operators across Europe who are leveraging ORBCOMM’s high-performance IoT technology and in-cab telematics expertise for efficient and reliable fleet management,” said Marc Eisenberg, Chief Executive Officer of ORBCOMM Inc. “With ORBCOMM’s intuitive in-cab solution, Autobus Oberbayern will gain access to detailed reporting and analytics to improve operational efficiency, driver performance and regulatory compliance.”
“ORBCOMM’s solution offers an all-in-one telematics platform that significantly simplifies and accelerates our order management, tracking and tracing processes and improves driver communication,” said Bastian Troester, Head of Occasional Transport Disposition at Autobus Oberbayern. “By incorporating telematics across our bus fleet, we can also help maximize the safety of our passenger transport service and deliver a higher level of customer satisfaction.”