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New Hubio Fleet tracker targets fleets of all sizes

Bringing driver behaviour and vehicle insight for fleets small and large, a new fleet tracking solution launches today.

Hubio Fleet tracking devices

Hubio Fleet customers have a choice of an ‘OBD plugin’ box for the vehicle’s on-board diagnostics port and a professionally installed ‘black box’

Developed by telematics and Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) technology brand Hubio, the solution is aimed at businesses running just a handful of vehicles as well as larger operators.

Andrew Betteley, chief technology officer connected car, said Hubio Fleet has been developed in response to operator feedback calling for easy ordering, a prompt supply, excellent service and a simple to use interface.

“With Hubio Fleet we are now moving towards digital driver coaching,” he said. “Our competitors fail in several areas, such as having complex contracts, poor telephone service and the price advertised is rarely the price paid. With Hubio Fleet we have addressed all of these issues and have a fleet tracking offering that allows fleet managers and owner-operators to truly find ways of operating more efficiently.”

Hubio Fleet offers two solutions: an ‘OBD plugin’ box for the vehicle’s on-board diagnostics port (OBD port) and a professionally installed ‘black box’.

The Hubio Fleet OBD plugin takes less than a minute to fit into the vehicle’s on-board diagnostics port, enabling its use across different vehicles. The technology employs GPS and accelerometers to record braking and acceleration events. This data is then used by Hubio Fleet’s driver safety scoring algorithms and displayed to the fleet manager, giving a score for each drivers and helping to indicate which drivers need further training. Data is displayed on an online dashboard that can be accessed from any web-enabled device.

Hubio Fleet also enables easy job scheduling and has been designed for simple setting up of geofences; users draw the geofence on a Google map, with no complicated latitude and longitude co-ordinates to enter.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.