Aug 06

Blank-it Featured in Electricity Today Magazine

Blank-ITBlank-it and our solution partners Motion Computing have been featured in a great article in ‘Electricity Today‘ magazine.

The article, “Distracted Driving Equals Disaster” explains in detail the dangers of driver distraction for Utility companies everywhere.

Backed up with statistics and in-depth analysis, it goes on to cover measures Utility companies can take to address this dangerous and potentially very expensive problem.

Solutions discussed include the use of blank-it to manage in-vehicle computer use and thus reduce the risks associated with driver distraction.

We think this is a “must read” article for any company in the Utility sectosr.

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Read the article online here:  Distracted Driving Equals Disaster

 

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At blank-it, we know that driver distraction should be a primary area of concern for all drivers and employers, one that has to be addressed through policy, education and the use of technology-based solutions.

Blank-it has been designed specifically to address the problem of driver distraction caused by in-vehicle computers and laptops. It is easily installed, doesn’t rely on 3rd party input such as GPS, is fully customisable for different working environments and will help businesses conform to distracted driving legislation and OH&S requirements.

Find out more today at blank-it.com - or contact us on 08 9486 7122 (if calling from outside Australia: +61 8 9486 7122).

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.blank-it.com/blank-it-featured-in-electricity-today-magazine/

Jul 07

A Distracted Driving Crash Investigation

We thought this was an interesting video to post. It follows the progress of a U.K.Police investigation into the cause of a horrific accident which involved in-cab distraction.

The video begins with a view and description of the crash scene, and shows the awful damage caused to one of the vehicles involved.

It then goes on to trace the Police investigation as it became clear that distraction caused by using a mobile device was a major factor in the crash.

This is just one example of these distraction-related crashes, but it gives a good insight into the investigation process and also the sometimes tragic consequences of driver distraction.

Important!

Blank-ITAt blank-it, we know that driver distraction should be a primary area of concern for all drivers and employers, one that has to be addressed through policy, education and the use of technology-based solutions.

Blank-it has been designed specifically to address the problem of driver distraction caused by in-vehicle computers and laptops. It is easily installed, doesn’t rely on 3rd party input such as GPS, is fully customisable for different working environments and will help businesses conform to distracted driving legislation and OH&S requirements.

Find out more today at blank-it.com - or contact us on 08 9486 7122 (if calling from outside Australia: +61 8 9486 7122).

 

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.blank-it.com/a-distracted-driving-crash-investigation/

Jun 12

VW’s Clever Texting and Driving Ad

Various governments, transport and health departments etc have produced campaigns to highlight the dangers of distracted driving, a few of which we’ve highlighted in the past.

Now Volkswagen have just released a very clever campaign of their own which is probably the best example we’ve seen so far of demonstrating just how dangerous distraction can be.

To set the exercise up, Volkwagen took a crowd of people to a movie viewing and obtained their mobile phone numbers as they entered. Before the expected movie was shown, the screen displayed  a ‘first-person’ view of someone starting a car and driving on a rural road. The audience have no idea what they’re watching but they are looking at the screen to see what will happen next.

Then, the organisers used location-based messaging to send everyone in the cinema a text. Nearly everyone takes their eyes off the screen to read the text message.

Watch the video to see what happened next.

 

Important!

Blank-ITAt blank-it, we know that driver distraction should be a primary area of concern for all drivers and employers, one that has to be addressed through policy, education and the use of technology-based solutions.

Blank-it has been designed specifically to address the problem of driver distraction caused by in-vehicle computers and laptops. It is easily installed, doesn’t rely on 3rd party input such as GPS, is fully customisable for different working environments and will help businesses conform to distracted driving legislation and OH&S requirements.

Find out more today at blank-it.com - or contact us on 08 9486 7122 (if calling from outside Australia: +61 8 9486 7122).

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.blank-it.com/vws-clever-texting-and-driving-ad/

Jun 10

Motion Computing – Tips to Transform your Fleet Vehicles

Motion Computing Solution PartnerOne of our Solution Partners, Motion Computing, have put together a useful article on their blog entitled “3 Tips to Transform your Fleet Vehicles from Functional to Phenomenal”.

The piece introduces three steps to help any organisation with a mobile workforce ensure that their fleet vehicles can operate as safe and productive “mobile offices”. The article makes specific mention of how blank-it is a vital part of any effective and safe fleet solution.

Take a few minutes to read the article here: http://www.motioncomputing.com/us/blog/post/3-tips-to-transform-your-fleet-vehicles-from-functional-to-phenomenal

Important!

Blank-ITAt blank-it, we know that driver distraction should be a primary area of concern for all drivers and employers, one that has to be addressed through policy, education and the use of technology-based solutions.

Blank-it has been designed specifically to address the problem of driver distraction caused by in-vehicle computers and laptops. It is easily installed, doesn’t rely on 3rd party input such as GPS, is fully customisable for different working environments and will help businesses conform to distracted driving legislation and OH&S requirements.

Find out more today at blank-it.com - or contact us on 08 9486 7122 (if calling from outside Australia: +61 8 9486 7122).

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.blank-it.com/motion-computing-tips-to-transform-your-fleet-vehicles/

May 26

Watching a Movie on Your Laptop – While Driving

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Picture: Tony Margaritis Source: HeraldSun

Here’s a pretty good example of computer related driving distraction.

News.com.au reports that a Melbourne driver was photographed watching a video on his tablet computer while driving at night, and was observed swerving across lanes while doing so.

Road Policing Command Inspector Simon Humphrey said most would realise that this was “dangerous and stupid behaviour”.

If it’s convenient to use this type of the equipment on the road then do offenders also think it’s convenient for their family to be told they’ve killed someone else or themselves?

This just reinforces the point we have been making that legislation and “voluntary” solutions are not sufficient.

See article here: http://www.news.com.au/national/man-snapped-watching-a-movie-while-driving-was-drifting-in-and-out-of-lanes/story-e6frfkp9-1226922671528

Important!

Blank-ITAt blank-it, we know that driver distraction should be a primary area of concern for all drivers and employers, one that has to be addressed through policy, education and the use of technology-based solutions.

Blank-it has been designed specifically to address the problem of driver distraction caused by in-vehicle computers and laptops. It is easily installed, doesn’t rely on 3rd party input such as GPS, is fully customisable for different working environments and will help businesses conform to distracted driving legislation and OH&S requirements.

Find out more today at blank-it.com - or contact us on 08 9486 7122 (if calling from outside Australia: +61 8 9486 7122).

 

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.blank-it.com/watching-a-movie-on-your-laptop-while-driving/

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