2015 was a big year. NASA found water on Mars, the Toronto Blue Jays made the playoffs and we all argued about the color of a dress. It was also the year you took control of your maintenance program, started scoring your drivers’ safety performance, and had an even easier time keeping track of your fleet. IOX expandability was the big winner in the telematics world, and GRG/Geotab lead the way. Here’s a round-up of the features Geotab released that helped you along the way and some you may have missed.
Geotab Drive is now available on both AppleiOS devices and Andriod Devices. Geotab Drive is a smart Driver app for Android and iOS phones and tablets. Syncing data between the Geotab GO device and the tablet, it works in conjunction with MyGeotab software to provide Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting and an FMCSA compliant HOS solution.
Engine faults and engine measurements reports have an option to filter by any diagnostic. Previously searches were limited to diagnostics from two sources: telematics system and telematics device. Now you can search for diagnostics in other sources too. To find the name of a particular diagnostic, select one vehicle and leave the “diagnostic search” box blank to run the report for all diagnostics. If you know the name of the specific diagnostic you want, type that name into the diagnostic search box. Graph the data to visualize measurments and identify trends.
The Fuel Used and Fill-ups reports now allow you to examine a list of devices which did not meet your reports search parameters, and why. Click on the Limited Results message at the top of your report.
In the Fill-ups report, display devices which have limited diagnostic support, (such as fuel level, but not fuel used), explicitly indicate that the engine diagnostic is missing.
ProPlus provides a higher resolution of data by providing more frequent updates. We’ll let the features table do the talking on this one.
The Geotab Marketplace, a robust complement to the MyGeotab platform that provides customers with an extensive ecosystem of valuable business-focused applications and add-ons. By providing access to a marketplace featuring such robust applications and add-ons, customers of all sizes have the opportunity to significantly extend the use-case of their fleet management and telematics services, and further reap the benefits of the MyGeotab platform.
Ideally suited for first responders or any dispatcher wishing to closely monitor vehicle activity, Active Tracking is like viewing the vehicle from a traffic helicopter – able to watch live as the vehicle slows down for traffic, accelerates, stops at the side of the road, or speeds down a winding road. After some use a dispatcher will be able to tell, at a glance, if a driver is driving too fast for the road reassure a caller that the ambulance has just turned off the highway onto their street.
GO TALK provides real-time spoken alerts to Drivers. Using text-to-speech, the GO TALK provides real-time feedback to drivers based on predefined rules. Any rules that the GO device uses today to alert the driver with beeps can be used with the GO TALK. Immediate feedback to the driver, regardless of cellular coverage, includes all device-based rules:
With the addition of Active Tracking, drivers will get near-real-time feedback (generally within 5-10 seconds) when in good coverage from MyGeotab-based rules as well.
If you’d like more information about any of the products mentioned above, please contact us. We want to help you take your fleet to the next level in 2016!