Product Release: 20.4

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In the shadow of the COVID 19 pandemic, there’s no doubt that these are challenging times. However the impacts of Coronavirus has not stopped our development team continuing to enhance our products with new features and functionality. To that end, we’re pleased to confirm our latest release which includes a number of key updates and additions.

Firstly, our Remaining Driving Time feature in Fleet Performance is launched in 20.4, designed to help transport managers stay compliant and make better informed decisions around whether drivers have sufficient hours to carry out additional work.

Current EU legislation relating to driving hours, although necessary, can be quite complex. The legislation mandates that all driving undertaken must be recorded on a tachograph, and that drivers should not exceed the specified limits of time spent actively driving per day, per week, and per two-week period. Mistakes can be costly.

Microlise Remaining Driving Time functionality uses a combination of driver card data and live tacho data to provide transport operators with more accurate information regarding hours already driven over the past two weeks and around whether a driver has enough free time left to carry out the required work.

Our second major update offers an upgrade option to our existing camera system – ClearVision.  Microlise has offered vehicle cameras since 2015. The offering has grown from forward facing, stand-alone, manual download cameras to our own current, integrated multi-camera solution offering fully downloadable footage to Fleet Performance.

Now, we are pleased to announce the release of our Blind-Spot Camera Solution. The functionality utilises specific cameras mounted in areas to cover common blind-spots, that when activated, offer the driver a view of the exterior of the vehicle on their DriveTab screen mounted in-cab.

Blind-spot cameras can be used in conjunction with functionality from our existing ClearVision multi-camera solution (such as forward facing cameras, driver facing cameras, etc). Plus, existing functionality is not affected by installation of blind-spot cameras (e.g. the ability to record and download footage of an incident) but simply offers a replacement camera with additional blind-spot functionality.

There are several blind-spot camera options including a nearside blind-spot camera (activated through the left indicator), a rear blind-spot camera (for both rigids or trailers, activated when reverse gear is engaged) and an offside blind-spot camera (activated through the right indicator and also doubling as a nearside camera in Europe).

When fitted in conjunction with other required items, Microlise blind-spot cameras offer a solution to operators looking to gain a DVS permit to operate in London from October (for more information about DVS requirements, visit the TfL website).

Beyond these two major developments, the 20.4 release also contains a number of additional feature updates and improvements, across our portfolio of products.

If you are an existing customer, full release notes are available on our Knowledge Portal or you can speak to your Account Manager.

Not an existing customer? If you’d like to learn more about Microlise products and services, we’d love to hear from you…