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CONNECTED fleet management provider MiX Telematics has renewed its contract with Intercape for an additional five years.

Intercape, a customer of MiX Telematics since 2015, is the largest intercity passenger transport service operating across South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. Intercape Freightliner offers overland freight services throughout Southern Africa. The connected fleet includes 145 buses, 21 tautliners, 20 tippers and a tanker, as well as 35 non-revenue vehicles.

EVP and Managing Director for MiX Telematics Africa Gert Pretorius said the contract extension showed MiX had proven its commitment as a long-term strategic partner to Intercape.

The fleet management solutions used include the premium MiX Fleet Manager software and hardware, MiX Journey Management and the Insight Analyser BI platform, in addition to the MiX Track and React Bureau Service and the recently introduced MiX Vision AI camera solution. All work together to provide Intercape with tracking, data and fleet management.

MiX Vision AI help detect and alert drivers and managers to unsafe or risky driving behaviour. Driver monitoring events include fatigue, phone use, distraction, smoking and seat-belt use.

ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) events include forward collision and lane departure warnings. In addition, in-cab audible alerts warn drivers in real-time so that immediate corrective action can be taken.

Intercape utilises the video footage and rich vehicle telemetry data provided by the MiX platform as a coaching tool to upskill its drivers.

“We are thankful to Intercape for entrusting MiX Telematics with the safety of its fleet and passengers over the years. This is a partnership where we work together to develop a customised solution to suit their unique needs,” Pretorius said.

Stephan Hamman, Chief Operating Officer for Intercape, said they value the “state-of-the-art information technology solutions that MiX Telematics brings to the table. This enables us to proactively manage our drivers and routes in real-time, so that we can deliver a safe, dependable transport service to our customers”.

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