Tracker relaunches fleet service
The new Tracker Fleet system is based on an advanced version of Google Maps and allows fleet managers to examine large volumes of information visually. It uses a customisable dashboard, containing user-selected widgets to give the information needed, and allows easy report generation by clicking into specific hyperlinks instead of starting again.
Google Maps allows vehicles to be grouped in clusters to simplify the view of the country, thinning out to specific vehicles when the user zooms in. These are then put into groups such as usage, home depot and region, with each given its own searchable identifier.
Driver boundaries are shown as polygons, displaying where they’ve been and helping to identify and rectify route overlaps and all journeys can be replayed or previewed on Google Street View. Live feeds from nationwide traffic cameras can also be accessed by the fleet manager, who can pass on information about the route ahead to drivers.
Installation has been simplified too, thanks to Tracker’s Transient Voltage Detection technology, which doesn’t require the GPS unit to be hard-wired into the vehicle’s ignition system. By detecting electrical noise from the engine, Tracker said this has the double advantage of giving more accurate idling reports.
Stephen Doran, managing director of Tracker, said: ‘Before we started on re-engineering our proposition we wanted to have in-depth conversations with our customers to ensure that what we developed would actually meet their needs now and in the future.
‘As a result, we realised it was time to overhaul our existing offering, both from an architecture and interface point of view. The result has been the creation of a powerful fleet tracking tool that is far more flexible than before and can be easily customised by our users.
‘By implementing the latest technology we have been able to take advantage of significant cost reductions without compromising on performance, all of which has enabled us to provide a quality product at a highly competitive price.’