By definition, Vehicle Tracking includes the automatic collection of vehicle location data, combined with software that collects these fleet data to provide the user with comprehensive info on the location of all their vehicles. Most Vehicle Tracking devices make use of GPS and/or GLONASS for accurate vehicle location. This GPS position will then be plotted on an electronic map, such as Google Maps, for the user to easily determine where their vehicles are at a specific moment in time. As such, the primary goal of Vehicle Tracking is to monitor the location of a business’ fleet.
GEOTAB AFRICA ensures a greener future for all by means of constant and precise innovation as well as the systematic utilization of raw materials in all products and developments. We take the utmost pride in developing industry leading fleet management technology and understanding our significant role in safeguarding the environment both now and moving forward.
One of the main benefits of MyGeotab is the built-in ability to take future growth into consideration. What this means is that with our MyGeotab platform, as useful and intuitive as it is, more features or capabilities can still be added onto it through our open API by means of Custom Add-ins.
ADVANTAGES OF USING NFC
- IOX add-on: With GEOTAB AFRICA’s new GO7 Fleet Management devices, adding a NFC Reader and Driver Tags is as simply as connecting the reader to the GO device via GEOTAB’s IOX Technology.
- Soft immobilization: This feature will remind the driver to use a tag whereby the buzzer will continue to beep until it’s tagged. On heavy machinery the external buzzer can be connected via IOX for a louder beep, as the cockpit is much noisier.
- Hard immobilization: This prevents the vehicle from being started by an unauthorized driver and it can only be started once the NFC Reader has been tagged. It can also be personalized to a specific drivers (See Whitelisting).
- DriverID: By using NFC driver identification you can monitor the driver behaviour and also accurately identify the traffic fines received by each specific driver. You can automatically suspend the tag if the driver’s license has expired, or manually suspend it for whatever reason i.e. driver on leave, suspended awaiting a hearing.
Author: Herbet Letsoara, Technician – GEOTAB AFRICA
When planning a family get-away big or small, unless you have a huge bank balance and don’t care about the costs involved, you probably spend a lot of time planning, budgeting and exploring all the possibilities to make the most of your time and hard earned cash. So why should you treat your fleet any different, since it’s the driving force of your potential income.
The GEOTAB GO7 device is the world’s only expandable plug-&-play vehicle telematics platform that allows for unique IOX expandability. We partnered with the best to provide a powerful plug and play solutions that will meet your daily needs.
The watchdog report is an excellent resource in MyGeotab, which gives you a quick health summary of all your devices in your fleet. You can easily filter out the devices that may need to be investigated from the ones that are reporting healthy.
A zone is a virtual perimeter around a real-world area of interest. You can use zones to identify locations such as offices, customers or people’s homes. When combined with exception reporting, zones become a critical component for analysing the behaviour of any fleet.
The measurement of any well-run fleet is its budget. Creating and maintaining that budget is a major aspect of fleet management. Success is often measured by how well costs can be controlled or lowered. So, setting up a budget — although not always the most anticipated task for a fleet manager — is important work nevertheless.
GEOTAB is all about offering our customers ease of use and technology that improves the way they operate. The IOX-GARMIN provides a method for customers who specifically use dispatchers to communicate with their drivers.
The GEOTAB GO7 device is the world’s only expandable plug-&-play vehicle telematics platform that allows for unique IOX expandability. The IOX-AUX gives you the opportunity to monitor a variety of vehicle inputs, allowing you to comprehensively manage your fleet.
A Rule is used as a precautionary measure to avoid any physical damage to the vehicle and driver or any reputational damage to your brand. The MyGEOTAB software has a few Rules that can be activated or de-activated by a simple click of a button. These rules are what we call our Standard Rules…
The connected vehicle provides countless new benefits, namely safety, efficiency, and convenience. However, connecting vehicles to the internet has opened up concerns over cyber security and sparked an industry-wide discussion.
In today’s market, companies do not have the freedom to invest in products or services that are “nice to have”. Although this seems like a broad statement, the fact remains that what may be a need by one department, may be seen by another department as unnecessary. Now as a Business Development Manager for the fastest growing fleet telematics company in the world, I too come across this problem from time-to-time. How does GEOTAB AFRICA overcome this hurdle?
As technology changes, there is a constant need to stay connected with what is most important to you as a business. GEOTAB AFRICA would like to introduce you to GeoTrax by ZenduIT, an app designed to meet the needs of fleet manager/controllers on the go.
Driver safety does not stop in the parking lot. In fact, drivers should be even more vigilant of their surroundings while operating their vehicle in a parking lot. Following parking safety strategies and reverse parking into your space could potentially save lives.
GEOTAB has been around for the last 20 years and we have always placed ourselves in the “advanced telematics” space, which has its own challenges in terms of competitors as well as the constant changes in the current technology booming era.
GEOTAB AFRICA has recently announced a new custodian for their advanced analytics facility called Bureau. As such Bureau is revised, revived and ready to bear pivotal business insights, thanks to a strategic change of course powered by Trojan Telematics.
With MyGEOTAB, you have access to the real–time locations of your fleet and the entire history of where your vehicles have been. You can use this feature to go back in time to examine what happened on a previous date.
In a world where efficiency is everything, finding a means to categorise and organise things becomes the order of the day. When you are a fleet manager or system administrator dealing with a countless number of vehicles or machinery, it can be a tiresome task, especially if you deal with each vehicle on a one-by-one basis.