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New ProVision app closes reporting and compliance gaps

Published:  23 April, 2018

ProVision will demonstrate a new mobile-based app – aimed at helping fleet managers minimise risks and track compliance – at the CV Show.

Available for both iOS and Android, the app covers Accident Reporting and Checks Management for vehicles and represents a major extension to ProVision’s CameraMatics system.

Demonstrations will be available on ProVision’s stand at the CV Show and the app is expected to be available in early May.

‘Information on the fleet’s status can be instantly accessed at any time and anywhere thanks to cloud-based connectivity,’ said Mervyn O’Callaghan, managing director of ProVision.

‘This new app will help fleet managers to supplement data collection by making it easier for drivers to complete important checks. Information from vehicle walk around checks and accident reports is entered digitally and instantly relayed to the fleet manager.

‘This removes the need for paper-based checks, while drivers can feel confident that vehicle faults and issues have been properly recorded and shared with management.’

The Checks Management section of ProVision’s app allows key data to be gathered and stored, making it easy to recall and codify specific details during a review or following an incident.

Fleet managers can compile bespoke checklists tailored to the specific requirements of the fleet. Certain points can be marked as critical, such as disconnected brake lines or broken indicators, and fleet managers will be automatically notified if one of their vehicles does not meet mandatory checks.

Accreditation schemes, such as FORS (the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme), have specific questions and requirements, and these can be easily added to the manager’s checklist.

Depending on the requirements of the fleet, the app can be configured to perform multiple checks over the course of a driver’s journey, unlike some other apps which only allow one check a day.

The Accident Reporting section of ProVision’s app takes the driver through all the critical information that needs to be recorded using a step by step process. Getting as much information as possible is crucial. The user can store photos and video, input text and descriptions and tag reports with a time and date stamp.

In addition to photos and video of the scene, drivers can record third-party witness or police information and pinpoint specific footage recorded by the in-vehicle cameras. Data is securely stored in a way that the fleet manager can then access in line with the company’s risk and compliance procedures.

Once the information has been logged, it can be uploaded and stored in ProVision’s cloud-based Command Centre or even forwarded to insurance companies to speed up the process of managing a claim.

Mervyn said: ‘We are looking forward to demonstrating the two parts of this app to delegates at the CV Show as we continue to build the remit of services and solutions that ProVision offers.

‘Providing risk and compliance solutions is crucial for not only for achieving safer fleets but also for helping operators manage business effectively.’

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