Belfast Telegraph

CRASH gets green light for 'black box' motoring technology

By Clare Weir

A Newry-based company has signed a deal to supply new technology which could help reduce the number of accidents on our roads.

CRASH has signed an exclusive licensing rights agreement with FMG to supply the award-winning driver behaviour management system, Ingenium Dynamics, for the whole island of Ireland.

The 'black box' technology monitors driving behaviour including distance travelled, speed and braking.

FMG has invested £3m in the technology to date and the system has already been endorsed by transport experts at Loughborough University, the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) and the Driver Research Group at Cranfield University.

According to FMG, in Great Britain, fleets using the technology already report a 25-80% reduction in insurance claims, while young drivers using the system have seen insurance costs slashed by up to 40%

CRASH said that by installing the device in vehicles, data collected and analysed online from each journey can be used to improve driver behaviour and cut motoring costs for young drivers and fleet managers.

The data shows the speed of the vehicle, its position at any given time, braking and acceleration force, cornering and more.

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