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18 June 2012

Telematics company supports Londons anti-idling initiative

A telematics company is sponsoring the anti-idling campaign launched by Transport for London under its Clean Air for London programme.

The campaign picks up on TfL’s existing anti-idling programme, targeting commercial vehicles specifically.

MiX Telematics says it hopes the campaign will put and end to what it calls "the perennial and wasteful practice of excessive idling", as well as encouraging operators to employ the latest fuel saving techniques and technologies.

MiX Telematics marketing and operations director, Steve Coffin, comments: "Despite ongoing efforts to educate drivers, there is no doubt that both excessive idling persists and as such represents a major issue for operators in the commercial vehicle sector."

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TfL has been urging car and van drivers to switch off their engines if they have been standing still for a minute, arguing that it is less damaging to the engine and the environment to restart it than to keep it running.

Like many modern telematics systems, the MiX product, RIBAS, monitors engine idling along with other driver performance issues such as speeding, excessive revving and harsh braking.

 

 

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