Dec 22

Blank-it Featured in “Business News” Article

blank-itBusiness News has published an article on blank-it‘s continued growth into the U.S. fleet market and the growing emphasis on its use in Warehousing type environments.

Philip Little, founding director of the company, describes the increased awareness of Driver Distraction issues in the United States and the subsequent interest in the innovative solution offered by blank-it.

The article also covers the increasing use of blank-it in work-site environments such as warehousing and mine sites. Blank-it is the ideal computer management solution for forklift operators and the forthcoming Next Generation model will provide even more flexible and robust solutions for warehouse and road fleets of all sizes.

View a PDF version of the article here:  Blank-it Business News Article

Original article (registration required): http://www.businessnews.com.au/article/Safety-in-motion

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Nov 27

Blank-it a Winner at the Road Safety Awards 2014

australian road safety awardsAs we mentioned in a previous post, blank-it was a finalist in the Innovation Category of the Australian Road Safety Awards 2014.

We are now very proud to announce that blank-it has won the Innovation award.

This is a welcome recognition of the hard work that has gone into making blank-it the world leader in in-vehicle screen blanking and management.

More details and responses from the team at blank-it to follow.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.blank-it.com/blank-it-a-winner-at-the-road-safety-awards-2014/

Nov 12

Blank-it – Australian Road Safety Awards 2014 Finalist

blank-itWe are pleased to announce that blank-it has been selected as a finalist in the Australian Road Safety Awards for  2014.

Blank-it is a finalist in two categories – Innovation and Corporate Fleet Safety.

The National Awards lunch in Brisbane on November 27th will see all finalists recognised for their achievements and the announcement of the winners across all categories along with the announcement of the Founder’s Award.

Watch this space for more updates.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.blank-it.com/blank-it-australian-road-safety-awards-2014-finalist/

Sep 01

No charges for Deputy who killed Cyclist while Driving Distracted

deputy-napster-distractionCalifornia prosecutors have decided NOT to file charges against a sheriff’s deputy who struck and killed a prominent entertainment attorney and former Napster executive with his patrol car last year.

Deputy Andrew Wood was reportedly distracted by his mobile digital computer when his patrol car drifted into the bike lane, allegedly typing an email at the time he ran over cyclist Milton Olin Jr.

Prosecutors said in a letter cited by Los Angeles Daily News that because Wood was acting within the course of his duties when typing into his computer, criminal charges are not warranted.

Under current legislation, law enforcement officials are allowed to use electronic wireless devices while carrying out their duties. However – the victim’s family have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sheriff’s Department and accused Wood of negligence and an online petition has been launched on Change.org demanding that charges be brought against the deputy.

While typing an email on his computer, it is alleged that “Wood briefly took his eyes away from the road precisely when the narrow roadway curved slightly to the left without prior warning, causing him to inadvertently travel straight into the bike lane, immediately striking Olin.”

View CBS Report below.

Online stories reporting the decision have prompted many comments demanding that action be taken and/or the law changed e.g. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2736376/Deputy-killed-former-Napster-COO-drifting-bike-lane-distracted-laptop-NOT-face-charges-answering-work-related-email.html

 

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.blank-it.com/no-charges-for-deputy-who-killed-cyclist-while-driving-distracted/

Aug 29

In-Vehicle Safety – How Not to Do It (Part 7)

vehicle-safety-20140829The latest post in our series of how NOT to do in-car safety.

One of our team recently purchased a phone case and this product/image was among the bundled advertising material.

Not a safe way to use your device while driving and against the law in many jurisdictions.

Blank-it encourages complete concentration behind the wheel and we advocate minimal distraction whilst driving.

Ensure your own safety, the safety of others and reduce your potential liability as an employer by using a blank-it system to manage your visible in-vehicle computer displays.

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