Thursday, January 24, 2019

TomTomReno, Nev. — TomTom, a manufacturer in navigation and mapping products, and GPSi, a provider of cloud-based telematics solutions, have combined their technology to create a more comprehensive offering for school bus and motorcoach operators. The two companies will introduce the TomTom BRIDGE with GPSi software at the North American School Bus Expo today. The product will allow drivers to easily track hours of service, assign drivers, change routes, create geofences, view and manage driver history, and schedule vehicle maintenance.

The TomTom BRIDGE is a rugged navigation device built for professional drivers that seamlessly links business applications with TomTom maps, traffic, and navigation software. It provides a friendly, out-of-the-box solution to help meet the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the U.S. and Canada.

“Our collaboration with GPSi offers school bus and motorcoach operators a better journey,” said Sebastien Ruffino, business unit manager, TomTom BRIDGE. “Together we will help increase safety and provide drivers with more efficiency and convenience.”

Due to a modernizing industry and a pending ELD mandate, it is increasingly difficult for fleet owners to find reliable solutions that simultaneously address ELD, driver-vehicle inspection reports, and International Fuel Tax Agreement. TomTom and GPSi are filling that need for motorcoach and school bus operators by offering driver behavior reviews, route replay, and other comprehensive features.

“We listened to our customers and including the TomTom BRIDGE device allows us to present more comprehensive solutions for operators and owners alike,” said GPSi CEO Ben Porter. “Integrating the power of TomTom’s BRIDGE device with voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation and its flexible platform will help increase efficiency for every customer.”

Visit tomtom.com/bridge for more information.

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