San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014
Azuga, a leading instant-install cloud-based GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior solution, announced a new capability that provides a more accurate idling and carbon footprint report than legacy GPS systems in the market. Azuga customers have reported reducing their fleet’s CO2 emissions by at least 600 lbs. per vehicle annually by using this capability.
“Using the Azuga solution, we are doing our bit to make this planet a greener place,” said Chris Parisis, president of CG Appliances. “We operate in the San Francisco Bay Area where environmental stewardship is regarded highly by our customers and community. In addition, Azuga is helping our vehicles run more efficiently and more economically.”
According to World Resources Institute, fuel consumption from vehicle use generates 75 percent of a vehicle’s CO2 emissions over its lifecycle. Furthermore, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that most vehicles run at maximum efficiency at 60 miles per hour, and every 5 mph over 60 decreases efficiency by 6 percent. These factors, coupled with excessive idling, delayed maintenance and inefficient routing can contribute to increasing a fleet’s total CO2 emissions.
"Azuga G2™ technology actually ‘talks’ to the engine every second versus traditional GPS systems that infer idling based on infrequent GPS signals and less accurate GPS speed and ignition sensing,” said Azuga’s vice president, Ananth Rani. “We’re giving fleet managers the most accurate and up-to-date information, which will reduce idling times, increase driver performance and ultimately reduce emissions.”
The GPS fleet tracking solution’s technology reads vehicles’ engine and delivers emissions and idling reporting 60 times more often than traditional GPS systems. The information is sent to the cloud, giving fleet administrators real-time snapshots of vehicle health, fuel usage, carbon footprint and driver behavior.
“With EPA fines ranging from approximately $52 to $32,000 in some states, fleet managers are scrambling to find solutions. Some of these solutions are costing up to three times more than our technology and delivering less-than-accurate reports, said Rani. “If Idling is wrong, fleet manager’s carbon footprint calculations are wrong and drivers may be penalized unfairly.”
Companies across the country are experiencing Azuga’s ability to address the unique needs of emission reduction for fleets with breakthrough pricing ($0.70 per day/per vehicle), lifetime hardware warranties and no contracts – all industry firsts.
To learn more about Azuga’s G2™ technology and how fleet managers can successfully implement a green fleet initiative, click here.
San Jose-based Azuga is shaking up the traditional GPS vehicle tracking market with industry-first price points, easy-install hardware, lifetime warranties and no contract terms. The company’s cloud-based Azuga G2TM technology can begin tracking fleets in as little as 22 seconds and for just 70 cents per day per vehicle. Azuga is a subsidiary of Danlaw, Inc. whose 300+ engineering professionals have been providing cloud-based, connected vehicle telematics solutions and embedded electronics to OEM’s and their Tier-1 supply base for more than 30 years. For more information, visit http://www.azuga.com and follow @Azuga_GPS on Twitter.