but has the author actually SEEN the contract? These partners are on the fovio website
RE: Volvo, Toyota and Ford???
Volvo, Toyota and Ford???
Posted on ADVFN by Mirabeau http://www.auto-types.com/autonews/gm-takes-early-action-on-distracted-driving-issue-12101.html A quote from this article is as follows; "While GM is taking the lead on this issue, it is especially apparent, when you look at the contract, to see that Ford, Toyota and Volvo have signed on as partners to obtain the Fovio device from the Australian company." Which contract are they making reference to here?
Bottomline, companies operating fleets of trucks/coaches etc, don't really care about fatalities of their staff or others involved in accidents with their vehicles. It all comes down to cost unfortunately. However, once the IUM trial in South Africa finds (which I am sure it will) that DSS reduces accidents and thus costs to insurers which would then hopefully be passed on to those buying the insurance this technology should be seen to pay for itself after a while. It will then become standard. We know this, it is just a matter of waiting for when it happens.
bilbo - Well that's extremely sad..........but in general, the employer must surely shoulder part of the responsibility, especially if they are aware of DSS type technology and neglect to consider it, or at least some kind of fatigue management program. The employer must know that their employees are likely up all night surfing the net or whatever. So they (the employer) surely have a duty of care to ensure that their drivers have had enough sleep before getting in the vehicle. Personally I'm disappointed with the stupid employers, and I'm already disappointed not to see DSS in major National UK coaches for example. Bordering on the criminal to ignore the technology imv.
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