Since September 2013, around 1,500 buses run by the Connexxion transport group in the Netherlands have been fitted with tracking devices delivering real-time feedback on driver performance. The system is provided by Sycada, a telematics solutions provider based in Amsterdam, and it means that the drivers can compare their performance with colleagues. The drivers can earn incentives if they perform well, and many have taken it to Facebook to share their achievements. Sycada is even planting trees in Haiti to further reward the best-performing drivers.
Working with 10 buses, 15 pilot drivers and 100+ anonymous drivers, Sycada’s Green Fleet solution quickly demonstrated a difference in fuel usage of as much as 35% between the worst and the best driver in the same bus driving the same route. Using a wireless device attached to the bus dashboard, the Sycada solution registers vehicle and driver performance. The drivers see real-time feedback on a second dashboard device, allowing them to optimise their drive style. Once the journey is complete, a detailed report is sent to Sycada’s cloud-based servers. This report can then be viewed by drivers and Connexxion’s operations managers.
We’re seeing drivers compare their results, which is leading to continuous improvement. We’ve already seen excellent results.
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