Mentor Engineering Updates Ranger

Updated version of in-vehicle computer designed to monitor unsafe driving behavior.

  • August 27, 2012
  • Recycling Today Staff

Mentor Engineering, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has released Ranger 4.0, the newest version of the its in-vehicle computer.

Mentor says the computer can provide customers with real-time electronic dispatching of work orders and job-time tracking. Ranger also works as an electronic on-board recorder to manage Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Hours of Service requirements and provides lone-worker safety functionality.

Ranger 4.0 is designed to monitor speeding and features an integrated G-force sensor for tracking unsafe driver behaviors, such as hard braking, acceleration and swerving. New internal antennas are tamper-proof, take up less space in the vehicle and lead to simpler, more cost-effective installation, according to Mentor Engineering. Ranger 4.0 is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled and integrated Can-Bus connectivity provides engine data collection and reporting. Ethernet and extra ports are included to provide clients with the flexibility for system integration.  

"With the release of Ranger 4.0, Mentor will deliver the rugged mobile computing power our clients rely on, with the addition of even greater flexibility to manage all their needs with one device, saving space, time and money," says Mike Koebel, vice presidnet of sales/business development at Mentor Engineering. “Ranger’s ability to track and monitor unsafe driving behaviors will provide fleet-based businesses with concrete information to address these critical issues.”

More information on the Ranger 4.0 is available at