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Upcoming Events in February 2016
January 28, 2016: Intelligent Transportation Systems Workshop
PERSENTECH is please to announce that it will be participating in the ITS Technology Workshop for Municipalities, scheduled for February 18, 2016 at the Markham Convergence Centre. Frank Franczyk, PERSENTECH’s president, will be contributing to the Emerging ITS Technologies panel session, presenting an “Integrated Approach to big data collection and management”.
Further information can be found on the Intelligent Transportation Systems website: ITS Workshop for Municipalities Sequel
January 28, 2016: TTSAO 2016 First Annual Conference
PERSENTECH is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the first annual Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) conference. PERSENTECH will be showcasing the truck driver training application on the Vehicle Data Logger (VDL) being used in the SmartDriver program and will also demonstrate the Ottodata dashboard for visualizing various vehicle performance metrics collected by the logger.
The event runs from 23rd of February to the 24th of February at the Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel. Further information can be found on the TTSAO website: TTSAO Annual Conference 2016
Learn more about OTSS at the 2016 TRB in Washington, D.C.
PERSENTECH will be exhibiting at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) conference and exhibition in Washington, D.C. from January 10th through to the 14th. Please visit us at booth 726.
Sunday, January 10: 16:00 to 19:00
Monday, January 11: 09:00 to 16:00
Tuesday, January 12: 09:00 to 16:00
Ottoview: An Interactive Approach to Training Truck Drivers to Reduce Idling and Emissions
Persen Technologies Inc. (PERSENTECH), a leading innovator of data logging systems and solutions, is providing Ottoview Vehicle Data Loggers to the Trucking Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) to support their new SmartDriver for Highway Trucking (SDHT) course that tracks and collects information relating to fuel use and CO2 emissions. The driver and instructor also receive real-time visual and audible feedback on speed, acceleration, fuel economy and emissions that help identify pre-and post-training improvements in fuel-saving practices that will also reduce CO2 emissions. SDHT is a training program developed by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Office of Energy Efficiency to promote the fuel-efficient operation of heavy duty transport trucks.
It provides drivers with the information and practical knowledge they need to achieve first-rate fuel-efficiency under a wide range of driving conditions. PERSENTECH’s highly innovative VDL50 technology was adopted for this project given its ease of installation, portability, on-screen real-time feedback, and the summary reporting available by collecting various truck performance parameters. Crossroads Training Academy, located in Kingston Ontario, is one of the first truck training schools to use the Ottoview devices in the course. Robert Barclay, TTSAO’s Vice President, believes that “Ottoview captures the real-time data we are looking for in terms of fuel management, and it also provides our trainers with a very valuable teaching aid for our students”.
PERSENTECH’s products and services are used in various transportation studies and vehicle-use surveys including Transport Canada’s Canadian Vehicle Use Study deployed nation-wide. The innovations include ease-of-installation, portability to move the device from vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-tracking and reporting solutions, smart phone applications, and street level map data for Location Based Services (LBS). The VDL50 multi-protocol logger in particular, can be used with both light and heavy-duty vehicles and provides visual and audible trip information including fuel-use and CO2 emissions.
Through the SmartDriver program, TTSAO envisions cooperation and joint efforts of all truck training schools and the trucking industry itself to set specific standards regarding trucking emissions and driver behavior. One of its main concerns is ensuring that all drivers entering the trucking field maintain a minimum level of knowledge and ability consistent not only with the needs of their employers, but also for the safety of the general public and environment.
For more information about TTSAO and to participate in its SDHT course, visit TTSAO and NRCan
Showcase of the OTSS Technology Framework at TAC-2015
PERSENTECH will be exhibiting at the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) conference and exhibition in Charlottetown, PEI from September 26th through to the 29th.
The OTSS technology framework and current state of development will be showcased during this event.
Please visit us at Table D on the Mezzanine Level.
OttoMobilePro iOS8 Release
The OttoMobile Pro iPhone app has been updated to iOS8 standards. Several new features have been added including CSV reporting, map update notification, and independent volume control.
The OttoMobile Pro application provides audible alerts for speeding, school zones and other community safe areas, and also logs trip statistics including mileage and location. Ten position points are stored when the application is being used with the OttoHeartbeat functionality. This provides for real-time tracking and reporting.
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