- GEOTAB Core GO7 device via OBDII and three wire installations where no OBD port was available due to age or basic structure of the different vehicles.
- Driver ID via NFC key’s
- GARMIN GPS with integration and traffic module
- GO-Talk unit with Active Tracking enabled
- Driver Assist Buttons
- In-Cab Cameras
- Integration of alarm monitoring system into GEOTAB system
Further to that it was also suggested to customer to “blind” install a cross section of vehicles prior to full rollout of service in order to collect baseline data of vehicle behaviour.
Note:Blind install is a GEOTAB concept to have units installed without different driver knowledge, in order to get natural behaviour of vehicles to build a baseline from these vehicles, this assist immensely in post installation analysis of actual benefits realized once all the different elements are installed, and also acts as a check and balance for customer that GEOTAB system in fact does what it says it does prior to rolling out across hundreds of vehicles.
The cameras were proposed not as a method to watch the actual drivers but to assist in possible public liability claims and evidence in case of accidents of the different vehicles, the models proposed were thus simpler in nature as they were not connected to any wireless live views as per the more advanced camera solutions offered, which have a variety of additional features such as instant live video views, downloads over mobile or WiFi and host of other advanced features, we wanted to keep it simple.
The GO-Talk was proposed as it provides the driver with immediate voice feedback if any of the pre-set rules are broken, such as speeding, over revving or harsh driving behaviour, GEOTAB also proposed to set excessive idling parameters that driver could be monitored on to save wastage, loading of high accident zones and high crime zones, which would also be communicated to driver immediately should he/sh enter such a zone.
The GARMIN GPS unit with integration and traffic module was proposed as it allows for Dispatch directly from Command Center to driver via GARMIN, hence seamless and immediate dispatch of drivers to correct address, saving time and through the optimized routing on GARMIN, combined with traffic module ensures fastest most optimum vehicle routing.
Besides the GARMIN Routing the GEOTAB system can also select closest resource to address of response or service request required, once again aimed to ensure optimized routing and associated benefits.
The integration into alarm monitoring software also allows for auto dispatch of available and closest resource to such alarms, once again aimed at optimization of resources in an effective manner, and associated costs savings.
The Driver Assist buttons served a different purpose as opposed to its normal role of requesting assistance on the road, in this case the system was setup to allow the response officer to use this button to record a timestamp when he/she responded to a call, arrival and departure times at the customer premises, resulting in an audit trail of services delivered as well as freeing up radio time, especially during times of high volumes of calls.