Frankie Braam, Author at GPSi Group

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GPSi takes on a new approach to Iridium satellite tracking

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The introduction of dual mode Bluetooth technology including BT 4.0 to the Roadscout® device has enabled the introduction of our smartTRAX Iridium satellite tracking technology. smartTRAX provides the RoadScout  product range with ‘grab and go’ satellite connectivity for vehicle telematics in places where GSM coverage is unavailable.

Further enhancing the offering, the smartTRAX device will automatically perform as a personal tracking device when removed from the vehicle ensuring the safety of your ‘lone workers’ in the field.

This seamless and wireless functionality replaces conventional wired solutions and ensures vehicles and staff can be tracked in the most remote locations with confidence. The package provides fleet managers with an opportunity to seamlessly support additional features such as duress alarms and two messaging whilst supporting all aspects of our current IVMS platform  including driver behaviour and vehicle alerts.

Incorporating a long-life lithium rechargeable battery, the durable and shock resistant smartTRAX will provide organisations with a cost-effective option to extend the safe working environment of field staff.

New Live Map View GPS

FleetConnect – New features and major enhancements on user-experience

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New Live Map View

Live Map View now expands to fit to your screen, maximising your map view and displaying your entire fleet simultaneously. Activity Feed now includes a paging feature. Simply swipe an entry to load older activity when using your tablet. Zone Filtering has a more intuitive menu for viewing and filtering your zones.

Restrict User Access to Groups

FleetConnect now includes the ability to allocate specific groups of vehicles to specific managers. Your managers will now access only the vehicles they are assigned to manage.

Spiderfy Trip Logs

Overlapping multiple log icons on a map can make it difficult to view specific event details. Now you can click on a cluster of icons and view each individual icon in an exploded view – getting all the details of each specific event.

Spiderfy Trip Logs

Live Map Idle Icon

A new icon of a car and timer now shows on the live map. This represents when and for how long a vehicle has been idling.

Fuel Level & Trip Usage

Mousing over the vehicle icon on the live map will show the fuel level and trip usage for a vehicle. PLEASE NOTE: this feature is enabled only for vehicles that have an extended OBD profile or are running the J1939 truck protocol.

Live Map Idle Icon Fuel Level
Emergency Contacts

Emergency Contacts

If your fleet uses any of the GPSi smartDEVICE accessories that support the Duress Alarm feature, you can now add emergency contacts based on groups (company-wide or driver groups), and add emergency contacts to an individual’s emergency contact list.

For more information contact GPSi Support on 1300 438 477.

New After Hours Report

Are your company vehicles being used for side jobs, personal errands or other inappropriate activity? Even if you allow some private mileage you need to make sure employees aren’t taking advantage of you. The new report will allow you to filter the times and calculate the total amount of after hour kilometres traveled.

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GPS Innovations set to deploy speed limit database

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GPS Innovations is partnering with Data Solutions to integrate key speed and location data nation-wide, providing Fleet and Safety Managers with unprecedented access to safety information.

GPS Innovations is a leading Australian supplier of GPS fleet management technology. Its suite of driver safety products includes the RoadScout (a plug and play in vehicle monitoring system (IVMS)) and FleetConnect™, (a web-based advanced vehicle location software (AVL)). The posted speed limit database (PSLD) provides national speed limit data.

How it works

This dynamic partnering will see GPS Innovations’ FleetConnect™ software integrate data with the PSLD. All recorded vehicle data returned by the RoadScout IVMS through FleetConnect™ is validated against the PSLD to give a clear record of all overspeed events for each trip taken.

This unprecedented access to safety information associated with the movement and behaviour of fleet drivers will enable fleet managers to better manage and improve their overall fleet safety profile.

Coming soon

Posted speed limit data will be a standard feature in FleetConnect™ from 1 July 2014 and will be available to all existing and new GPS Innovations customers.

Stuart Mullins, CEO of GPS Innovations commented that ‘Many customers utilise FleetConnect to ensure their drivers are driving safely and to reduce overall fleet risk. Excessive speed increases the risk of accidents and presents a safety hazard to other drivers. By adding posted speed limit reports and alerts to our offering, fleet managers can now have even more insight into their drivers’ behaviour at their fingertips.’

‘This initiative has been tested across a number of fleets with great success for over 6 months and has already produced substantive driver behaviour change initiatives for development partners. This contribution to our driver scoring initiative, along with our more traditional metrics, will greatly assist Fleet Managers to work with their drivers to better manage their overall fleet safety profile.’

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