GreenRoad, a provider of driver-performance management solutions, today announced new features that include RFID-based driver identification, real-time email alert; and an enhanced interface for its GreenRoad Smartphone Edition.

GreenRoad’s new RFID feature automates driver association with trips by detecting when a driver boards a vehicle, eliminating the need for drivers to log on with a Dallas key.

One customer, Big Bus Tours, the largest operator of open-top sightseeing tours in the world, has starting using RFID in its fleet of buses in London, Washington DC, and San Francisco, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi soon to follow. “GreenRoad has enhanced driver performance and cut risk in our bus fleet across the world, as well as improving the customer experience for thousands of sightseers. Now with RFID it is even easier for our drivers to use GreenRoad,” stated Gerry Price, group commercial director.

GreenRoad Smartphone Edition has also been enhanced with Facebook integration that allows drivers to share their achievements with friends.

GreenRoad Smartphone Edition, code named “Asimov”, uses smartphone native functionality, including GPS and built-in accelerometers, to eliminate the need for a professionally installed telematics device in the vehicle, according to the company.

In addition, a new version of GreenRoad Central, the software at the heart of the GreenRoad service, includes real-time alerts for exception events, including high-risk events in all driver behavior categories as well as speed violations.

Along with receiving email alerts in real-time, managers can view their alerts on a “To Do” list through GreenRoad Central.