Another important aspect to the fleet 590 is the ability to provide proper maintenance and upkeep to transportation vehicles. The fleet 590 detects driver behavior and allows the business owner to assess the driver’s safety characteristics and driving habits. Based off the embedded 3-axis accelerometer within the device, speeding, excessive braking, jack-rabbiting and sharp turning can be logged. This helps provide further insight into excessive wear and tear on the vehicles and allows business owners to target and address specific maintenance issues. The threshold parameters can be adjusted, giving a customized insight into the driver’s road habits.
With the continued rise of gas prices, it’s important to be able to properly detect and improve a fleet’s fuel efficiency. With the fleet 590’s sophisticated Engine Status Detection system, excessive engine idling is detected and reported, allowing the fleet owner to increase efficiency and save money. The Smart CLA (cigarette lighter adapter) utilizes an advanced algorithm that is adaptive to different vehicle and engine types. The engine readings are validated by GPS data to produce optimum accuracy.
Nationwide 3G data coverage and U.S. banding allows for the driver to be in constant communication with the fleet’s home base. Under the vast AT&T coverage area, drivers can easily be dispatched and communicated with via two-way text messaging as well as a canned messaging interface for one-touch responses.
The fleet 590 will be available for partner integration in the second quarter of 2013. For additional information regarding these devices, visit www.garmin.com/fleet.About Garmin International Inc. Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is registered trademarks and fleet is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Notice on forward-looking statements: This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. All statements regarding the company’s future product introductions are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management's current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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