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Must-Have Features in Vehicle Tracking Software

By CIOReview | Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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Vehicle tracking systems produce a lot of data, so providing an easy-to-use analytics engine is important. Businesses must be able to convert data into decisions and have access to the right information at the right time to remain competitive.

FREMONT, CA :Vehicle tracking software has progressed to the point where real-time data is centralized and readily accessible to a mobile team of drivers and fleet managers. Vehicle tracking software collects data from a variety of sources, including:

Tracking devices

Advanced sensors

On-board diagnostics systems

Computer-vision-enabled cameras

Here are the top features to look for in vehicle tracking software in 2021.

Real-Time Vehicle Tracking

Vehicles are identified as part of a drone view that displays the highways and neighborhoods, they drive through rather than as dots on a map. Drone view offers real-time location data, allowing one to see the vehicle moving and trip and vehicle health information without lag. Additional vehicle parameters such as speed, driver fatigue, and fuel consumption are also included in the transmitted data.

Simplified Analytics

Vehicle tracking systems produce a lot of data, so providing an easy-to-use analytics engine is important. Businesses must be able to convert data into decisions and have access to the right information at the right time to remain competitive. More than just providing canned reports on fleet results, analytics engines can provide insights and immediately address the most pressing questions one has about the fleet operation. These real-time analytics enables companies to motivate their teams and respond quickly to issues. Early adopters can gain a competitive edge by switching from reactive canned reports to constructive real-time analytics.

Fully Featured Mobile App

Fleet managers can now quickly view the same details that they were previously only able to see in the office on their mobile device. Drivers and fleet managers can use separate app features to keep routines easy and convenient, and team members can use their devices to stay compliant with vehicle inspections (DVIR), Hours of Service (HOS), and Vehicle Preventive Maintenance (VPM). Smaller operators can keep track of their fleet when they are busy running the rest of their company, and managers of large fleets can be ready to handle it from the office or in the field with their mobile devices.