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Products: vehicle tracking


MAPAPHONE enables companies to track drivers using a web-based system. The system traces mobile phones by linking to the driver’s network and relaying real-time updates.

Each driver’s mobile must be entered on to an online Mapminder account which is then accessed by the fleet manager.

Locations are then transmitted with an accuracy of up to 100 metres in city locations and three kilometres in rural locations.

The system also has an address finder, route planning and more than 60,000 points of interest.

Fleets can subscribe either monthly or annually with credits being purchased in multiples of 10 to 1,000.

  • Price: from £2.95 per month
    Contact: www.mapminder.co.uk/business.


    WS2’s Vista software tracks a vehicle’s position from a ‘black box’ installed in the vehicle, recording the driver’s speed and the vehicle’s journey via a satellite.

    This is relayed through Vista servers and sent to the customer’s web browser, where fleet managers can manage reports and view the vehicle’s position.

    The site pinpoints a vehicle’s latest position on a photo image map, showing roads and buildings. There is also a text message service to text the driver a location if they are lost.

    The Vista control centre can also be alerted by a panic button in the vehicle if the driver requires help.

  • Price: dependent on package and fleet size
    Contact: .www.ws2.com.

    Mileage monitor

    EAGLE EYE Mileage Monitor gives a breakdown of business and private mileage automatically using the internet.

    This allows fleet managers to track vehicle mileages for contract and maintenance needs and simplifies expense reporting for employees and managers.

    Before being able to start the engine, the driver chooses whether the journey is for business or private and the rest is automatic.

    Mileage Monitor presents actual business and private miles in the month, preventing misuse or wrongful claims.

  • Price: from £20 per month
    Contact: www.eagle-eye.co.uk.


    FLEETWATCH is a real-time internet-based fleet management tracking system. Using the system, fleets can issue driver identification keys, view high-resolution street-level mapping and produce real-time and historical activity reports.

    Celtrak claims fleets can reduce overtime, communication and insurance costs, monitor fuel consumption, vehicle running costs and productivity. Further benefits include load and driver security, verification of overtime and time sheets, and reduction/elimination of unauthorised service calls.

  • Price: unit costs £800, a weekly cost is also applicable of £5 per unit
    Contact: www.celtrak.com.

    Dispatch Dymanic

    USING VSc Solutions’ Dispatch Dynamic system fleet managers can keep track of driver hours, delayed deliveries and missing vehicles.

    An on-board device and mobile technology enable fleets to monitor vehicle and driver performance, in real time, to spot and eradicate vehicle abuse, reconstruct accidents, monitor route status, temperature, delivery analysis and remote locking security without any interaction from the driver.

    VSc Mobile solutions forms part of the Dispatch Dynamic system for controlling the dispatch process from order receipt in the warehouse to proof of delivery.

  • Price: from £40 to £60 per vehicle per month
    Contact: www.vscsolutions.com.

    Sentinel Live

    SENTINEL Live is aimed at owners of large fleets, enabling companies to track an unlimited number of vehicles simultaneously in real-time.

    Using an online system, updated positions are transmitted using satellite technology through hardware fitted to each vehicle.

    The group also offers an alternative for smaller fleets – Sentinel. This product uses a PC-based system that asks for vehicle positions periodically. The information is then downloaded to the PC and reviewed at a later date on a map provided by Sentinel. Data from both products can be printed and analysed.

  • Price: from £35 per month per installation, including licences and software
    Contact: www.2020fm.net.

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