IN A BID to extend its technology capability in transport, Navman Wireless Australia has acquired Victorian company Transtech Driven, owned by the Transtech group.

Transtech Driven and its associated entity The Transtech Driven Partnership, which is certified by Transport Certification Australia (TCA) to provide Intelligent Access Program (IAP) services, is a provider of compliance solutions for the transport and logistics industry.

Navman Wireless Australia and Transtech Driven have been working together since 2012 to address safety risks triggered by driver fatigue.

The Transtech Driven Sentinel system is integrated into the Navman Wireless GPS fleet management solution to enable businesses with vehicle fleets to better manage and monitor adherence to their driver fatigue policies, Navman said.

The acquisition of Transtech Driven extends Navman’s commitment to providing technology that improves the productivity and safety of the Australian transport industry.

Navman Wireless Australia Asia Pacific managing director Ian Daniel stressed the importance of vehicle safety in the transport industry.

“The combination of our GPS fleet management tools with the expertise that Transtech Driven provides in transport industry compliance means that our existing customers will continue to benefit from reduced fuel costs, improved safety and operational efficiencies,” Mr Daniel said.

Transtech Driven chief executive Andrew Rossington said he expected a seamless transition with the partnership.

“We are pleased to advance our partnership with Navman Wireless Australia enabling us to leverage their global reach and capability in research and development and operations and service, while strengthening offerings to our customers,” he said.

Transtech Driven will operate as a business unit of Navman Wireless Australia and will continue to be based out of Melbourne.

Navman Wireless Australia is the Australian operating company of Navman Wireless.

Navman Wireless and Teletrac Inc. are combined to represent global leadership in GPS-based fleet optimisation products and services, including real-time vehicle tracking and analytics that enable companies to monitor, measure and improve driver safety, operational costs and efficiencies.

The joint company’s technology currently tracks more than 500,000 vehicles across five continents, making it one of the world’s largest fleet management software providers.

Transtech Driven and The Transtech Driven Partnership collectively form a part of the Transtech group of businesses.

The Transtech group is an Australian provider of integrated mobile and compliance solutions and has a combined 25 years of industry experience and road transport knowledge.