I-Witness Support Armstrong(August 12, 2014)
With the Ulster Rally only a few days away, local lad talent Jon Armstrong has secured the support of I-Witness, an innovative Telematics driver behaviour company aiming to reduce road accidents and reduce insurance premiums.
“It is great to have such a progressive and forward thinking company supporting me. I have worked with Dara O’Neill (Managing Director), Shan-nel Noble (Product Development) and Martin Lowry (Marketing/ Development) on a few tests in my R2 Fiesta and the feedback the system generates is fantastic from both driver safety and driving performance aspects”.
Dara O’Neill (I-Witness MD) is more than delighted having Jon on board, “Jon has proven his talent in the British Rally Championship and we are proud to support him in whatever way we can”.
Incorporating a telematics (Black Box) as well as front and rear facing cameras, the I-Witness system does exactly what its name suggests, it is an ‘independent witness’ in the event of a road traffic accident. A built in G Sensor will trigger an alert that diverts directly to a dedicated Monitoring Centre who will have instant CCTV viewing of the incident. Within seconds, the team verify the severity of the accident, speak directly with the occupants of the vehicle (via audio link) and action emergency services, breakdown recovery or additional services as required. Location is pinpointed via a GPS system again reducing any confusion when directing help to the scene.
I-Witness also offers the only system in the World that again in the event of an accident automatically uploads CCTV footage from 10 seconds prior and 20 seconds after the incident. This ‘evidence’ essentially eliminates Insurance fraud and as suggested earlier, acts as a complete ‘Independent Witness’ for Insurance Companies to substantially reduce claim time scales. All evidence is stored in a secure Monitoring Station and cannot be retrieved or destroyed by any 3rd party.
Jon went on to say “I have not seen a system that offers such complete protection for drivers and passengers. The system is installed in both my rally and road cars and I look forward to working closely with the team at I-Witness for many years”
We all wish Jon every success this weekend and will hopefully be celebrating with him at the Finish ramp come Saturday afternoon. For more information on the I-Witness services, visit www.i-witness.info