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Barrick Gold to Deploy Telematics in 3,000 Vehicles

September 27, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY - Barrick Gold Corporation is investing $16 million to install waySmart driver monitor systems in its fleet of vehicles worldwide, according to inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a global company centered on telematics, fleet solutions, and driving safety.

This follows a successful pilot project conducted at Barrick sites in 2009. Implementation is already underway at Barrick's Nevada mines, including Cortez, Bald Mountain, and Ruby Hill, and the company targets full deployment in 3,000 vehicles worldwide by December 2010.

The inthinc system provides specific real-time, in-cab voice alerts to drivers if they make an aggressive turn, speed, or fail to buckle a seatbelt. The alerts coach the drivers to correct the behavior and, if not corrected within the grace period, the system sends a message to the supervisor by e-mail or text message.

The waySmart system from inthinc can also provide a wide range of real-time and historical reports regarding vehicle positioning and trends for driver and fleet performance. An SAE J211-compliant crash data recorder can trigger an immediate alert when a crash happens and provide court-admissible data to help determine the cause, according to the company.


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