Telematics – linking the future

Posted on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 By Soorej Warrier

If you think telematics sounds like a futuristic concept, you are mistaken! Telematics is not the future, it is our way to the future. Curious about what telematics is? You don’t have to delve deep into a technical dictionary–we’ll keep things straight and simple.
 
Telematics is the technology of sending, receiving, and storing information related to remote objects like vehicles through telecommunication devices. One of the most widely implemented technologies on the planet, telematics lets you control your operations remotely, without relying on manual logs or reports produced by your staff.
 
Fleet Telematics can change your drivers!
Telematics and fleet automation
If you ask any company owner or fleet manager about telematics you will learn that there are a wide range of benefits–identifying vehicle location is just one small part of telematics.
 
Believe it or not, driver behaviour is first on the list of cost management issues that fleet managers regularly face. Using fleet telematics is one way to address this issue quickly and effectively. Fleet telematics establish a vital connection between you and your drivers by automatically gathering information on vehicle incidents and driver behaviours. Educating drivers about the telematic devices in their vehicles will encourage them to work more responsibly. This leads to fewer worries for you and your clients. When drivers know they are being monitored, they tend to be more cautious and reduce rash driving techniques. Results include:
 

  • Reduction in speeding and sudden acceleration
  • Shorter breaks and reduced engine idling
  • Reduction in rash driving like sudden braking or sharp cornering

Role of telematics in service sector
 
Users often lose money through poor choices while implementing new technologies. When it comes to telematics usage capacity and durability are key.
 
Time means money in the service sector–the more effectively you manage your schedule, the smoother your business runs. Combined with the best routing and fencing options, telematics helps you forecast your vehicles’ operation times, allowing you to make the necessary arrangements. You can:
 

  • Predict future delays.
  • Control fuel use through careful schedules and optimum routes.
  • Dispatch the nearest vehicle to the call location.
  • Assure the accuracy of delivery information, leading to repeat business and new contracts.
  • Cut operating losses through continuously monitoring vehicle usage.
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    What benefits can telematics bring to your business?
     

    Benefits of using telematics in Fleet automation

    Telematics brings vital information right to you, helping you keep your operations running smoothly by improving levels of customer service and enhancing overall productivity. Don’t hesitate to contact a fleet manager who uses telematics now! They can give you first-hand accounts of how telematics has improved their business through improving vehicle utilization, routing, time management, vehicle maintenance, and reduced fuel costs. The bottom line? With telematics you can cut down on losses and bring more value to your business.
     
    Telematics technology changes more rapidly than smartphones or computers. Equipment and programs released a year ago is now outdated. Always keep this in mind when you choose a telematics system. Ensure that the program you choose can grow and improve to meet future requirements.