Advanced telematics solution with integrated event data recorder

Airmax Remote, the vehicle telematics and data services provider, has announced the launch of Airmax Response, the most accurate and cost-effective data-driven telematics solution available, which has been specifically designed to meet the vital needs of the emergency services.

Unlike other telematics solutions, Airmax Response provides robust accident/collision management data via an embedded incident data recorder (IDR). Data from the IDR instantaneously notifies endpoints making the information available to view via the Airmax application. Historically, obtaining IDR information in the aftermath of an accident or a roadside incident was an expensive, time-consuming process, which required a third-party specialist to extract the data.

Airmax Response collects CAN data from its in-vehicle telematics device but can also use auxiliary digital outputs to enhance telematics reporting and monitor key data – from the activation of blues and twos, sirens, run lock, at scene and 999 events complemented by telematics data, to KPIs measuring speed/over-revving/idling/harsh acceleration and braking. Airmax Response is a turnkey solution and can be fitted by a vehicle converter prior to delivery.

Airmax Response also automatically logs each vehicle journey to an individual driver ID via a contactless RFID proximity reader that can be controlled by a whitelist for preauthorised cards to limit the risk of vehicles being started by non-authorised personnel. This feature can also incorporate an ignition inhibit facility, which requires driver ID in order to complete the ignition cycle.

Commenting on the launch of Airmax Response, Richard Perham, Managing Director, Airmax Remote, said, “Airmax Response is an integrated telematics solution that delivers greater functionality than any standard off-the-shelf system. For over 12 years, Airmax Remote has been a valued partner for a number of the UK’s police forces, which has ensured that Airmax Response has been designed to provide the functionality that the UK emergency services demand from a telematics provider.”

Steve Thompson, Head of Transport, West Yorkshire Police, said, “Our partnership with Airmax informs our driver training programmes, targeting those drivers who need the most support with the right type and level of training. We also monitor mpg figures, have visibility of fuel refills, including where vehicles have refuelled. This enables us to identify those vehicles which don’t refuel at in-house locations and ensure they are utilising the cheapest forecourt suppliers.”