Geotab Aims to Enhance Driver Awareness with New Solutions

By CIOReview | Monday, September 28, 2015
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ORLANDO, FL: Geotab, a provider of M2M/IoT fleet telematics releases two products- Active Tracking solution and GO TALK to enable tracking and enhance driver awareness.

Telematics is a combination of the words Telecommunications and Informatics. It is any integrated use of telecommunications with information and communications technology. It is the technology of sending, receiving and storing information relating to remote objects, such as vehicles, through telecommunication devices.

The term also refers to automobile systems that combine global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking and other wireless communications for automatic roadside assistance and remote diagnostics.

 Active Tracking solution is a new feature with MyGeotab, web-based fleet management software and the Geotab GO7 vehicle tracking device. The Geotab GO7 detects data from the engine, drivetrain, instrument cluster and other subsystems. The company claims that when fleet owners enable Active Tracking, the MyGeotab server tells the GO7 to deliver location updates as soon as they are available. Using patented algorithms, MyGeotab presents that granular location information on an animated map, reflecting the steady movement of the vehicle.

GO TALK is an add-on module for the Geotab GO7 vehicle tracking device that combines GPS tracking, accelerometer and diagnostic data, as well as other manager programmable data assimilating time of day and location zones to relay instant, spoken instruction and safety information directly to fleet drivers. It also passes information back to the fleet management center on driver behavior and the effectiveness of responses to the audible coaching. The solution is designed to work with Geotab’s GO7 fleet telematics device that records and reports data on driving habits, safety and health of vehicle, information such as seat belt use, fuel consumption and engine diagnostics.