Over the years, telematics has changed the face of a number of industries, with it driving major transformation in transportation. Firms managing fleets of vehicles across a wide range of vertical markets have come to adopt telematics which has helped to improve reliability, boost vehicle visibility, increase efficiency and give the capabilities to have better understanding around your bottom line.

With Geotab telematics, your vehicle is able to report on nearly every detail — from speed and idling, to fuel use, low tire pressure, and more. This information can mean saving on maintenance costs by better monitoring vehicles or improving fuel efficiency by learning more about driving habits.

Drivers data is collected by the telematics device, like the GPS position and speed of the vehicle, and the g-force measured by the built-in accelerometer, are sent in a packaged format to a data center. The data then gets decoded.

A vast amount of data can be collected via the telematics device in your OBDll port and other connected hardware or sensors, such as position, speed, trip distance/time, idling, harsh braking and driving, seat belt, fuel consumption, vehicle faults, battery voltage and other engine data.

In the case of Geotab, this information is stored in the cloud and brought into a fleet management software system, accessible from a desktop computer or a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet. With this, users are able to view and export reports and gain business intelligence such as the top 10 drivers with the highest number of speeding incidents or vehicles that are due for scheduled maintenance.

Adding telematics options allows your team to become comfortable with the new stream of information. Luckily, especially with a full stack technology solution, scaling up is easy. The software is in place so it is simply the process of connecting additional devices.

Visit the Fleet Maintenance and Telematics page to learn more.