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Superior Data Drives Travel de Courcey To Adopt Lytx DriveCam™ Video Telematics Programme

Nov 15/2016 PRESS RELEASE

Head-to-Head Trial Revealed Lytx’s Exceptional Data Usability and High-Value Results

LONDON (15 November, 2016) – Lytx DriveCam’s best-in-class data and precise insights about driver behaviour delivered high-value results for Travel de Courcey, an award-winning coach and bus company with an intense focus on using technology to improve its fleet operations.

The Lytx DriveCam safety programme is a comprehensive video telematics solution that combines video capture of road incidents such as hard braking or sudden swerving, data analysis of those incidents, and personalised coaching insights to enable managers fleets to improve driving behaviour to help prevent those incidents. The net result is reductions of collision-related costs by up to 80 percent.

Travel de Courcey engaged in a head-to-head trial with multiple video telematics vendors to determine which was not only a good fit for their innovation culture, but also which would best power its driver mentoring programme to produce improved safety.

“We’ve been taking care of passengers for more than 40 years, and as we continue to grow we invest in technology to maintain our leadership,” said Chief Executive Adrian de Courcey. His company has pioneered a number of industry firsts, including being the first company in the UK to operate a fleet of fast-charging electric buses.

“We take safety very seriously, and because the Lytx® safety solution is backed by the industry’s premier technology, we knew it would be a very good match for us,” he said. And the match has paid off.

Travel de Courcey already had an excellent safety record before the trial began, but knew there was room to improve. Since beginning the Lytx DriveCam safety programme, the company has experienced a 46 percent reduction in frequency of driver events, and a 44 percent reduction in event severity, further elevating their status as a safe and inspirational fleet.

“We liked that the Lytx DriveCam data produced complete transparency about our fleet – we didn’t just know that an event occurred, but we also knew the root cause of the event. Other systems were too ambiguous to deliver the information our drivers needed to prevent a reoccurrence of events,” said de Courcey.

According to de Courcey, Lytx also went above and beyond to help properly onboard the system and to help drivers understand how the DriveCam® programme aimed to protect them.

“Passengers place their lives in the hands of our drivers, and our drivers needed to know that in the event of a fraudulent claim, we have their backs, too,” he said.

Chris Ruane, Business Development Officer at The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport added “As both Lytx and Travel de Courcey are valued Corporate Members of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), I have had the opportunity to witness their shared determination in the pursuit of operational excellence – this latest news demonstrates that the two organisations clearly make a good fit.”

Travel de Courcey has deployed the Lytx DriveCam system on each of its 144 vehicles for a term of five years.

About Lytx
At Lytx® we harness the power of data to change human behaviour and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, Lytx DriveCam™ sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve. We protect more than 1,500 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles. We enable our clients to realise significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance. Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities, every day. Lytx has offices in the UK and is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit www.lytx.com, @LytxUK on Twitter, or on our YouTube channel.

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