Toyota Using I.D. Systems' Wireless Technology at Production Facilities

I.D. Systems announces Toyota has placed an order for the company's PowerFleet wireless vehicle management system.

I.D. Systems Inc., a leading provider of wireless solutions for tracking, securing and managing high-value enterprise assets, announces it has received purchase orders from Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) to deploy its PowerFleet wireless Vehicle Management System (VMS) on fleets of material handling equipment at two Toyota plants in the U.S. One facility is upgrading a fleet of approximately 500 industrial trucks, originally equipped with an I.D. Systems VMS in 2002. The second site will be deploying a VMS for the first time.

TEMA is responsible for all of Toyota's engineering, development and manufacturing activities in North America. TEMA coordinates 13 Toyota production facilities, including the two sites deploying the PowerFleet system. 

I.D. Systems' PowerFleet wireless VMS is designed to enhance the safety, security, maintenance, and utilization of industrial equipment. The system improves safety and security by restricting vehicle access to trained, authorized operators and providing electronic safety checklists. It helps reduce maintenance costs by automatically uploading vehicle data, reporting checklist problems in real time, basing maintenance schedules on actual vehicle usage rather than calendar time, and helping determine the optimal economic time to replace equipment. In addition, the system can help improve equipment utilization and reduce the total cost of fleet ownership by ensuring equipment is in the proper place at the right time and streamlining work flow.

"We are very pleased that Toyota, which many consider the gold standard of manufacturing innovation and efficiency, will continue to utilize and benefit from our wireless vehicle management systems," says Jeffrey Jagid, I.D. Systems chairman and CEO. "Our wireless technology has been deployed by one Toyota plant continuously for almost a decade--a testament to the quality and sustainability of our solutions--and we look forward to expanding our brand of best-practice industrial fleet management to other Toyota facilities."