Tracking vs. Fleet Telematics… How to choose?


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.


Together for a greener future


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.


MyGeotab Extensibility and Featured Add-in


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



  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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


Why fleet Management…


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.


Fleet Management on a Budget


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.


15 Security Recommendations for Building a Telematics Platform Resilient to Cyber Threats


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.


Insight to a solution process


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?


Improved Bureau Reporting – Powered By Trojan Telematics


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.


How to group your vehicles


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.