Recently, the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) revealed plans to make the installation of digital tyre monitoring software a legislative requirement in the UAE, with the new rule to be enacted as early as Q4 2017.
David Nicholls, VP Situational Awareness & Telematics at Restrata explains how to prepare for the changes in legislation and mitigate the risks associated with poor quality tyres and bad driver behaviour, and why organisation should consider implementing a telematics solution.
Road Safety in the UAE
The move has no doubt been triggered by the UAE’s drive to improve road safety, which would be supported by a reduction in tyre failure incidents. Common sense already dictates that the quality of tyres must play an essential role in road safety and that drivers and fleet managers should pay close attention to the condition of their tyres. Long trips, heavy loads and high speeds compound the stresses on tyres, placing a constant onus on the transport and logistics sector to monitor their fleets.
In order to prepare for the changes in legislation and mitigate the risks associated with poor tyres and driver behaviour, businesses should consider implementing a telematics solution. As ESMA and similar GCC bodies continue to press for advances in road safety, telematics implementation is an increasingly win-win option, while the disadvantages of it are fading fast. In the long-term, the analysis of telematics data can also provide valuable insights on the total cost of ownership of different peripherals and help drive the industry away from counterfeit products.
About Tyre Monitoring Software from Restrata
Monitoring tyre pressure is important in the safety and efficient operation of on road and construction vehicles. Restrata works with our technology partners: Teletrac Navman and PressurePro, the world’s leading providers of tyre pressure monitoring softwares to give you a holistic view of your vehicles operation and tyre pressure. We aim to bring the best Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) technology to the region, providing drivers of all types of vehicle types and sizes with better stability, handling, braking, safety and savings. As the need for TPMS continues to grow, we hope to remain a key provider to the market.
About Situational Awareness and Telematics from Restrata
Restrata offers a portfolio of solutions and services to address today’s need for increased asset visibility. Restrata integrates best of breed technologies that cover the full spectrum of Location Based Services (LBS) and cutting edge sensor fusion, linked to the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) connecting people, property and equipment.
Our innovative managed solutions, packaged under the banner of Situational Awareness & Telematics ‘SA&T’, offer customers the ability to embrace the very latest in technological advancements. Implementing the right technology for your business will increase operational capabilities, whilst ensuring considerable cost savings through improvements in safety, security and efficiency. 24/7 tracking and incident response, real-time operational oversight of assets globally, safe journey management, and enhanced duty of care are all core to our SA&T service offerings.
About David Nicholls
David Nicholls, VP Situational Awareness & Telematics
David joined Restrata from MiX Telematics, a global NYSE-listed technology leader, where he led Sales and Marketing for the MENA Region after successfully growing the business into emerging markets. David is currently part of the prestigious and highly selective LEAD Programme at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. David started his professional career in the British Army where he served with the Rifles Infantry regiment consistently ranking in the top percentile of his peer group. At the age of twenty-four he commanded a Platoon on operations in the most volatile and highly contested part of Helmand, Afghanistan. David planned and executed the full spectrum of operations receiving two awards for excellence. After five years’ service, he left the British Army as a Captain and joined the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory ‘Dstl’ shaping future Government technology procurement. David’s spare time is spent travelling the region or taking part in extreme events such as the Marathon des Sables ‘MdS’, the world’s toughest footrace, which he ran in 2016.
Headquartered in the UAE, Restrata provides a range of safety and security services to establish the necessary security and crisis management arrangements to build resilience within organisations, including consultancy, situational awareness and tracking, training and workforce development, response services in crisis and continuity management, fire and rescue services, safe journey management, and HSE management.