What is the Internet of Vehicles?
THE INTERNET OF VEHICLES IS THE PRODUCT OF THE INTEGRATION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING. THE TERM HAS EVOLVED TO REFER TO THE AUTOMATION OF THE TRANSFER OF INFORMATION BETWEEN VEHICLES. FOR EXAMPLE, THE INVENTIONS OF EMERGENCY WARNING SYSTEMS, GPS NAVIGATION, INTEGRATED HANDS-FREE MOBILE PHONES, WIRELESS SECURE COMMUNICATION AND AUTOMATED DRIVING ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS ARE ALL COVERED UNDER THE IOV TERM.
Cartrack's connected car technology provides fleet managers with information that enables them to stay informed in real time, resulting in greater productivity, reduced risk, and cost savings. The system records events such as hard braking, fuel consumption, fuel theft, odometer readings, excessive idling, and GPS positioning, enabling fleet managers to manage efficiency within the fleet. Armed with this information, fleet managers can improve productivity that impacts the bottom line by monitoring driver behavior to prevent accidents.
In-vehicle connectivity – the beginning of wasted fleet spending
Cartrack's fleet solutions are designed to save team managers time, money and even their lives. These fleet solutions are fully customizable and ideal for small businesses (perhaps as little as one or two bucky) and medium to large enterprises with large trucks. Cartrack's dedicated and customized approach to fleet management is applicable to all types of vehicle users. Each device transmits up-to-date information about almost all aspects of the vehicle, including speed, position, driving behavior such as hard braking and sharp turns. With this information from Cartrack fleet management solutions, managers can control every aspect of their fleet.
User-friendly fleet management interface
Once logged in, fleet managers will see an easy-to-use interface that is able to set agendas and plans for each vehicle or driver, including routes, driving times, alerts, and more. By monitoring driver behavior, fleet managers can reduce insurance risk and reduce maintenance costs.
Route selection saves time and money by allowing fleet managers to create custom routes for each vehicle and forward pickup and delivery information directly to the vehicle's driver. As soon as the vehicle deviates from the route, the system issues a driver departure alert.
Geofencing allows fleet managers to select specific "no-go zones." If a vehicle in the fleet enters a restricted zone, the manager is alerted via SMS, so they can react immediately to the anomaly, no matter where they are. Geofencing can also be used to highlight "passage areas," such as customer delivery areas, and to be able to report on delivery progress.
ELECTRONIC TOLL REPORTING THIS SYSTEM PROVIDES ACCURATE ESTIMATES AND CALCULATIONS OF VEHICLE EXPENSES BASED ON SANRAL ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION, ENABLING FLEET MANAGERS TO PLAN AHEAD AND ANTICIPATE MONTHLY E-TOLL CHARGES.
Tools to define best practices for new businesses
With all these modern and innovative vehicle systems benefiting fleet managers, they can free up their time to focus on creating "internal best practices" to further increase productivity. Some companies are now using our advanced connected car to offer incentive-based bonuses to drivers and report a 10% increase in productivity and no serious driver accidents in the last 6 months.
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