Autoglass cuts fleet incidents by 40%

Autoglass has reduced the incident rate in its fleet by 40% over the last four years.

The reduction was achieved through the introduction of advanced Drive Assistance Systems (ADAS) into Autoglass vehicles and the widespread use of telematics to track driver behaviour.  

Autoglass has a fleet of more than 900 light commercial vehicles, with technicians collectively travelling over a million miles per month.

The business has been investing to upgrade its fleet and introduce more advanced safety features, such as autonomous emergency breaking and adaptive cruise control. Now 95% of commercial vehicles in its fleet feature some form of ADAS,

Jo Fryer, people director at Autoglass, said: “At Autoglass we are in the business of safety, and so we ensure that reducing risk for our customers, colleagues and other road users is at the centre of every business decision we make. Over the last few years, we have invested significantly in the latest ADAS to ensure our drivers have access to the best technology to keep them safe on the roads. With new regulation coming next year that will require all cars sold to include some ADAS, we wanted to ensure we were ahead of the curve and at the forefront of technology in the industry. 

 “Safety is not a tick box exercise but something that we pay constant attention to. We are continually reviewing our systems and training to ensure we are fostering a safe working environment and reducing the vehicle incident rate still further.”