What is the Importance of Telematics

Linda James, Logistics Tech Outlook | Monday, May 17, 2021

Telematics helps companies that want to spend their budget wisely, be an efficient and compliant business, and ensure drivers' and passengers' safety.

FREMONT, CA: The "telecommunications" aspect of telematics refers to the ability to transmit, receive, and collect massive amounts of data from sensors and computers.

The term "computerized" refers to the fact that the details can be displayed directly on your digital or smartphone's screen. Telematics refers to the machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, tracking, monitoring, and remote control of vehicles and other mobile assets.

What is a telematics system?

A telematics framework is a software or platform that collects data from telematics car trackers or mobile devices and presents it in a user interface. Telematics software is used to collect data, send commands to vehicles and assets, browse through real-time or previous trips, generate alarms, and provide in-depth analytics.

What is vehicle telematics?

Telematics, in addition to GPS location, offers a 360-degree view of the fleet and properties by transmitting data from vehicle sensors. The telematics platform can view data through widgets, get instant alerts and automated reports when it is connected to the sensors. A manager can check it in real-time in the online version or through a smartphone app for supervisors. Employees will have access to a smartphone app that connects mobile workers to the back office and includes some of a GPS tracker's functions. 

Asset monitoring and remote management

Having the knowledge where mobile resources are at any given time is known as GPS tracking. Asset monitoring also entails being aware of their current condition. Asset tracking refers to tracking any mobile object other than a vehicle, such as equipment, containers, trailers, freight, and so on.

Advantages of using telematics for fleets and assets

This is how telematics function in the real world.

Reduced fleet costs: Telematics helps decrease idling, unauthorized trips, fuel costs, and downtime while still calculating reliable compensations.

Protected vehicle and cargo: Real-time telemetry and warnings can provide the most effective defense against vehicles, fuel, and container theft and fraud.

On-road safety: To avoid accidents, keep a close eye on reckless drivers. Employees should be secured with emergency buttons, ADAS, and breathalyzers, among other things.

Compliance: Tachographs, ELDs, pre-trip inspection forms, and other telematics software or hardware solutions can cooperate with national and local regulations.

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