The Samsara Beyond conference, June 26-28 in Chicago, Illinois, brought together more than 2,000 innovators across the industry. - Photo: Samsara

 

The Samsara Beyond conference, June 26-28 in Chicago, Illinois, brought together more than 2,000 innovators across the industry. 

Photo: Samsara

At its Beyond conference, Samsara announced new innovations to help further connect the various aspects of physical operations and fuel AI-powered insights

Creating Better, Safer Jobs for Frontline Workers 

Samsara has already launched several safety products to create better, safer jobs for frontline workers. These include Virtual Coach, which helps drivers self-coach in the field, and new AI detections currently rolling out to customers for Drowsiness, Forward Collisions, and Lane Departures, which alert drivers of risky behavior in the moment. 

Now, Samsara has launched new solutions to further this commitment to safety and efficiency:

Connected Training: The transportation sector is one of the most dangerous industries with millions of injuries each year. With Connected Training, customers can have a data-driven training experience designed for continuous, remote learning via the Samsara Driver App. Managers can upskill their workforce by consolidating all training within the Samsara platform and connecting with existing workflows for a seamless employee experience. 

Connected Workflows: Last year, Samsara introduced Connected Forms to digitize paper processes for physical operations. At Samsara Beyond, the company announced a new product, Connected Workflows, which goes beyond form digitization to orchestrating multi-step workflows. Connected Workflows can automatically assign forms, manage approvals, and create tasks based on contextual insights, like entering a geofence or detecting a vehicle crash. Now every department can automate workflows to make work safer and easier for frontline employees and administrators. 

NexTier Completion Solutions is a provider of well-completion and production services in the U.S., including hydraulic fracturing, wireline operations, and oilfield logistics. As the organization experienced rapid growth, it began to suffer from siloed systems and operational inefficiencies. With Samsara, they found a solution that allowed them to improve safety performance with streamlined workflows and consolidate data into a single platform.

“Automating critical workflows and building our safety checklist with Samsara has given us results that we could only dream of,” said Renee Merchant, DOT Fleet Systems Lead at NexTier.

“Drivers not only complete the forms faster, but the information is more accurate than ever before.” 

Trailer Telematics will allow fleets to diagnose anti-lock braking system (ABS) issues and electrical power failures for the first time. - Photo: Samsara

Trailer Telematics will allow fleets to diagnose anti-lock braking system (ABS) issues and electrical power failures for the first time.

Photo: Samsara

Connect Every Aspect of Operations and Drive Results that Matter 

As sensors become more sophisticated yet smaller and easier to install, the world of telematics has expanded. It’s now possible to connect virtually anything to the cloud, including trailers, tools, and equipment. 

Samsara launched an enterprise-grade Asset Tag built around this opportunity. Samsara’s Asset Tag was designed to meet customer demand for tracking and managing small, high-value assets. It leverages the Samsara Network of millions of devices to help organizations minimize their downtime spent searching for lost or stolen items, reduce associated costs, and simplify inventory management. 

Samsara has also announced new next-generation Smart Trailer features to help customers run a safer, more efficient trailer operation

For example, Trailer Telematics will allow fleets to diagnose anti-lock braking system (ABS) issues and electrical power failures for the first time. As a result, they can optimize trailer maintenance, keep drivers safe, and maintain high Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores. 

In addition, new driver efficiency tools from Samsara will help customers save time and reduce costs by minimizing manual errors and increasing operational efficiency. 

“We are helping our customers get data from every corner of their operations — from small assets to large equipment to paperless workflows. More data means new insights to help customers improve their operations,” said Kiren Sekar, Chief Product Officer at Samsara. “Everything we announced today at Beyond will give our customers additional tools to make the jobs of their frontline workers better and safer.” 

With Connected Training, customers can have a data-driven training experience designed for continuous, remote learning via the Samsara Driver App. - Photo: Samsara

With Connected Training, customers can have a data-driven training experience designed for continuous, remote learning via the Samsara Driver App.

Photo: Samsara

Continued Innovation for the Future 

Samsara’s technology is used by many organizations that provide emergency response services across public safety, utilities, disaster recovery, and more. To ensure first responders are deployed efficiently during an emergency, these organizations rely on FirstNet, Built with AT&T — a nationwide communications network created with and for public safety. 

Samsara is now FirstNet Trusted meaning the company’s Vehicle Gateway has gone through extensive cybersecurity testing and is certified for use on the FirstNet network. As a result, public safety customers can leverage near real-time routing and dispatch insights from Samsara to further inform response decisions during critical times, when every second counts. 

Customer Momentum Across Geographies and Industries 

Samsara also announced the winners of its 2024 Connected Operations Awards. These awards honor organizations that use data-driven insights from Samsara’s platform to achieve tangible outcomes across safety, efficiency, sustainability, physical security, digital transformation, and more.  

This year’s winners include: Estes, Primoris Services Corporation, and The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, among others.

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