IDClear incorporates both anti-roll away and driver ID technology; the park brake is locked when the driver leaves the cab and the vehicles is immobilised until an authorised driver has been identified using RFID, a keypad or a covert actuator.
The system has been trialled by Amey, whose supply chain manager Jason Clement says: “We recognise the need to do more to protect the public from the dangers of vehicles either rolling away or being stolen, and we worked closely with ISS on the development of IDClear.
“ISS has designed a product that addresses the problem in a robust, cost-effective way, and ultimately saves lives. We are delighted with the finished product and confident it will become an integral piece of vehicle equipment for most fleet operators in the waste sector, and indeed other areas.”
IDClear includes a customisable audio system inside the cab to relay warning messages to drivers, as well as a secondary external speaker to alert vehicle operators and the public. An onboard data recorder logs over 50 different event types, including CANbus data from the vehicle for up to three years.
This data, says ISS, can be received remotely by transport managers via other ISS tracking and telemetry solutions.
Gavin Thoday, chief executive at ISS, says that features such as this “black box recorder” make IDClear more advanced than other devices on the market.
He adds: “We are very grateful to Amey, and our other development partners, for their help in putting IDClear through the most rigorous testing... IDClear can be fitted to multiple vehicle marques and integrates with all our other systems. This means operators can adopt one system and one common reporting platform for all their vehicle safety equipment, which improves both the safety and efficiency of their operations.”