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SAICA latest to realise safety benefits of Blank-it

We are pleased to announce that another large-fleet company has recognised the benefits of Blank-it in the fight against driver/operator distraction. SAICA Pack, part of the SAICA international group, have purchased over 300 Blank-it units for use in their fleets of fork-lift vehicles servicing SAICA Pack warehouse and distribution facilities across the UK & Europe. […]

Havis Screen Blanking Solution Powered by Blank-it

Our Solution Partner, Havis, is now offering Screen Blanking Solutions powered by Blank-it to provide easy, safe and legally compliant ways to manage in-vehicle computer displays and prevent driver distraction. Havis’ Screen Blanking Solutions provide easy, safe and legally compliant ways to manage in-vehicle computer displays and prevent driver distraction. Blank-it is a combination of […]

U.S. Mandates Reversing Cameras in Vehicles by 2018

The National Highway Safety Transportation Agency (NHTSA) recently announced a new rule that will require vehicles built from May 1, 2018 onwards to have a reversing (also known as a “back-up”) camera. This rule will apply to all road-legal vehicles under 10,000 pounds (4.5 Tonnes). The NHTSA cites an average of 210 fatalities and 15,000 […]

Introducing Blank IT 4.0

We are excited to announce the up-coming release of Blank-it  version 4.0 – a release which contains a host of new and enhanced features – see the highlights below: Software Features v4.0 Windows XP (SP3), Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 Easy USB install, needs one free USB port (retro-fit option) GPS over-ride and fail-safe system […]

Blank-it Featured on Xplore Technologies Blog

Xplore Technologies talk about the Blank-it distracted driving solution on their “Rugged XPlore Blog”. In the article, Bob Ashenbrenner discusses the various in-vehicle distractions that drivers are subjected to and the responsibilities that employers have to keep their workforce safe on the road. As Bob says: So what if I told you that devices could actually […]

Police in-vehicle Laptop use and Driver Distraction

Police use of in-vehicle laptops and the related driver distraction has been featured a number of times in this blog. A recent item on the Today.com website puts this issue in the spotlight again, with increasing evidence of the number of distraction-related accidents where police use of an in-vehicle computer is involved. It is interesting that […]

Blank-it Featured in “Business News” Article

Business News has published an article on Blank-it‘s continued growth into the U.S. fleet market and the growing emphasis on its use in Warehousing type environments. Philip Little, founding director of the company, describes the increased awareness of Driver Distraction issues in the United States and the subsequent interest in the innovative solution offered by Blank-it. The […]

Blank-it a Winner at the Road Safety Awards 2014

As we mentioned in a previous post, Blank-it was a finalist in the Innovation Category of the Australian Road Safety Awards 2014. We are now very proud to announce that Blank-it has won the Innovation award. This is a welcome recognition of the hard work that has gone into making Blank-it the world leader in in-vehicle […]

Blank-it – Australian Road Safety Awards 2014 Finalist

We are pleased to announce that Blank-it has been selected as a finalist in the Australian Road Safety Awards for  2014. Blank-it is a finalist in two categories – Innovation and Corporate Fleet Safety. The National Awards lunch in Brisbane on November 27th will see all finalists recognised for their achievements and the announcement of the winners […]

No charges for Deputy who killed Cyclist while Driving Distracted

California prosecutors have decided NOT to file charges against a sheriff’s deputy who struck and killed a prominent entertainment attorney and former Napster executive with his patrol car last year. Deputy Andrew Wood was reportedly distracted by his mobile digital computer when his patrol car drifted into the bike lane, allegedly typing an email at […]