Ford and Telogis Co-Develop Technology to Improve Police Officer and Public Safety
Industry-first OEM telematics solution built specifically for the way that law enforcement vehicles are driven
ORLANDO, Fla., International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference – Oct. 27, 2014 — Ford Motor Company and Telogis have partnered to develop a solution built specifically for law enforcement agencies in order to safeguard against hazardous driving, identified as the No. 1 threat to officer and customer safety [According to statistics derived from the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) which catalogs all officer fatalities and accounts for the following causes of death: automobile and motorcycle accidents, struck by vehicle, vehicle pursuit and vehicular assault]. Available in early 2015, the new solution builds on the success of Ford Crew Chief powered by Telogis, the existing commercial vehicle telematics program, but was developed to deliver data that is specific to how police vehicles are driven – for instance when responding to emergencies or while in pursuit and the vehicles’ siren and light bar is activated. Ford Telematics for Law Enforcement provides police departments with the connected intelligence they need to identify opportunities to dramatically improve officer safety and driving while heightening situational and operational awareness.
The introduction of Ford Telematics powered by Telogis for Law Enforcement will give police officers and police leadership the ability to identify and correct patterns of driving behavior that can put departments at higher risk of preventable collisions and other accidents. Building on its existing Ford partnership, the Telogis solution is able to tap a broader array of vehicle data specific to the police driving environment through the new line of Ford Police Interceptor vehicles.
“We have a responsibility to the communities we serve and to our fellow officers to make safety behind the wheel one of our top priorities,” said Vartan Yegiyan, Director of Police Transportation II and Commanding Officer, Los Angeles Police Department, Motor Transport Division. “The collaborative process that exists with the LAPD, Ford and Telogis has allowed us to customize this solution to meet the unique demands of our organization and other Ford police fleets.”
“Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of officer fatalities, and even the slightest improvements in driver training and behavior within law enforcement organizations can potentially save lives,” said Bill Frykman, manager, business and product development at Ford Motor Company. “Whether in emergency operation or not, the combination of vehicle data from the Ford Telematics solution taken in context with driving situation will help illustrate to police organizations where changes can be made that will have a profound effect on officer safety.”
“Working in partnership with Ford, we’re delivering a solution for training and visibility for police departments that can be a game-changer for their safety programs,” said Greg Dziewit, vice president, OEM business at Telogis. “Combining exclusive Ford Interceptor vehicle data with the Telogis platform provides law enforcement agencies with unprecedented levels of intelligence about their fleet operations to drive safety, improve situational awareness during critical events and reduce overall costs.”
Ford Telematics powered by Telogis – Law Enforcement Edition includes advanced custom dashboards, alerts, scorecards and reporting. Scorecards provide more accurate patterns of driving behavior that are specific to real-world law enforcement scenarios, while dashboards offer insight into key vehicle metrics that can be utilized to improve fleet utilization while reducing costs and vehicle downtime.
More information about Ford Telematics powered by Telogis – Law Enforcement Edition can be found by visiting www.telogis.com/ford/law-enforcement.
Telogis, Inc., the platform for location intelligence, is dedicated to enhancing the value of its customers’ businesses through intelligent integration of location technology, information and services. Telogis was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., with offices in Europe and Latin America as well as development centers in Austin, Texas; Toronto; and Christchurch, New Zealand. Telogis’ products and services are used and distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. To learn more about Telogis, visit www.telogis.com or call toll free at 866-TELOGIS (866-835-6447).