A truck and trailer with a parking bollard stuck in the back.

E-Smart on Monday announced E-Smart Reverse, a new capability that adds a backing speed limiter to reduce the potential for accidents at company and customer facilities. 

"By some estimates, backing crashes represent about 30% of commercial vehicle accidents, and most of those are preventable," says Joe Thell, E-Smart senior vice president. "With E-Smart Reverse, we can help make yards even safer. By enabling the ability to limit backing speeds in company specified speed zones, this latest feature of our dynamic speed management technology reduces the all-too-frequent occurrence of backing accidents." 

E-Smart Reverse allows companies to set speed limits for commercial vehicles on their properties using geofencing. If a driver attempts to go faster in reverse than allowed within a specified zone, E-Smart limits the throttle and prevents the vehicle from exceeding the threshold. 

The E-Smart system uses advanced positioning technology to determine the location of vehicles in real time and allows fleets to manage and customize vehicle speeds to posted speed limits using a customer portal. The E-Smart system works with an ECU installed in the truck to control the throttle. It integrates with onboard telematics to provide drivers with verbal notifications and an enhanced user experience. 

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