In a new strategic agreement, the no-hardware telematics pioneers at Brightmile – with a novel and impactful driver behaviour app – have agreed a partnership with DriveTech, leaders in driver risk management and driver training and a part of the AA.

The strategic deal means both parties will be able to strengthen their propositions to benefit fleets and those driving for and on business.

For DriveTech, this means the ability to offer the Brightmile app to monitor and report on driver behaviour to help manage overall fleet risk exposure, as well as providing direct feedback to individual drivers based on their own driving activities  and performance.

For Brightmile, customers who already use the app can now offer specific and tailored DriveTech e-learning interventions and further driver training coaching services to help tangibly improve driver behaviour where needed.

Both parties believe the main winners in this new arrangement are fleets looking to enhance their duty of care to drivers with a greater  ability to identify individual issues with driving behaviour and then to mitigate risks with professional and effective training and educative interventions. The app has a strong driver self-education aspect, helping to nudge drivers to behave differently if safety is thought to be in question, and then rewarding observed improvements.

Dominic Saunders, CEO at Brightmile, said: “Our simple to use app provides drivers with real benefits and the fleet controller with fleet-wide insights to support driver safety objectives. Adding in the ability to offer targeted e-learning training interventions from DriveTech based on our assessments of driver performance makes for a powerful combination.”

Leo Taylor, Head of Product Solutions from DriveTech commented: “We believe that telematics has a significant role to play in the overall commitment to improve driver behaviour and road safety. Using the Brightmile app to help dynamically assess aspects of driver style and habits on an ongoing basis will enhance the ability to target specific DriveTech e-learning and other quality driving interventions. Improved road safety and reduced collisions are going to be the major benefits.”

DriveTech has enhanced and improved its range of driver assessment and e-learning modules during 2020, the year it celebrates its 30th Anniversary, with fleets benefiting from 24 new modules covering every aspect of the modern business driving experience. This direct association with a recognised telematics system is another improvement to the service portfolio and an indication of more innovation in DriveTech’s product roadmap to come.

Find out more about Brightmile here: www.brightmile.io and for more on DriveTech’s global driver risk management services visit https://www.drivetech.co.uk/global-business-fleet-solutions/


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