06 Apr Telematics
The future is here!
What is Telematics?
Telematics devices are the latest in automotive information and communications technology. Telematics technology sends, receives and stores information from vehicles via telecommunication devices.
Telematics allows remote and real-time monitoring of a vehicle’s location, movements and other information like speed, usage and engine performances.
Telecommunications and informatics using wireless technologies and systems
What are the features of Telematics?
With Telematics devices can monitor the location, movements, status and behaviour of a vehicle or fleet of vehicles. Telematics devices allow the car or truck to communicate with the user and web-based software, report routes and display locations on a map. The user then knows when a vehicle is started up and shut down, as well as information such as idling status and speed. The tracking is usually accurate to around 10–20 metres.
Automatic collision notification . The device automatically notifies a call centre, which then organises help. The device is designed to withstand even severe accidents.
Emergency, Good Samaritan and Roadside assistance. The driver can press a help or SOS button if emergency of the car, a passenger or even another vehicle is required.
Stolen vehicle tracking: In case of a stolen vehicle, the telematics system can communicate and locate the vehicle. It also has the ability to slow it down gradually. A great feature to protect your investment.
Vehicle Health & Diagnostics
The system is able to report on the condition of the car or truck. The system is able to report on diagnostics at any time and send it to your mechanic. It helps to avoid costly breakdowns. Your mechanic is able to pre-order parts and minimise downtime.
Other great features
Location sharing. You might know this feature from the pizza delivery, where you can see the location and estimated time of arrival of the driver. You can let your friends and family know where you are and how long it will take to get to the destination at a press of an App button.
POI search. This feature lets you find hotels, petrol stations or restaurants in real-time.
What are the benefits of Telematics?
From a fleet management perspective Telematics can positively enhance productivity, increase fleet safety and security. It can keep fuel costs in check, reduce downtime, labor costs and operating expenses. It can reduce unauthorised vehicle use. It might also result in insurance savings. Telematics also helps manage maintenance better. It might be integrated into customer service with fleet tracking services informing the customer where the goods are at any given time.
Interested in Telematics? Would you like to find out more? Simply call our technical support team at Sydney Diesel Centre on 1300 990 163