The system, called M-Messenger, uses data from the tracking software to alert fleet managers of any unauthorised use of vehicles. Limits can be set to enable them to see if a vehicle is entering a barred location or congestion zone or is driving at excessive speed.
Martin Port, managing director at Masternaut, the group behind the system, explained: ‘Live information on vehicles and resources via the web is a big step forward for the fleet industry. However, the trick is to make information available only when it is needed.
‘Busy managers do not have time to keep an eye on their fleets all the time. M-Messenger uses the live information in an intelligent way to simply alert managers, or drivers, when their attention is needed.’
Alerts can be sent to any PC or mobile phone using the internet and text messaging. If a fleet manager is out of the office, alerts can be forwarded to a mobile phone or handled by Masternaut’s 24hr service centre.