CMS SupaTrak and Route Monkey have joined forces to launch a new product that brings together the power of real time vehicle telematics, route optimisation and scheduling.
The innovation, called EcoPlan, will be launched for the first time at the CV Show 2013.
EcoPlan was conceived when CMS SupaTrak and Route Monkey were brought together by mutual customers in the transport and logistics sector to create a joined up, end to end solution.
Using technology from both industry specialists, businesses can integrate their existing routing and planning systems with Route Monkey, who optimise the data based on given real life business rules, which include average road speeds, site access times, road restrictions and driving/working hours for example.
This information is then imported into the CMS SupaTrak system and integrated with real time vehicle telematics data to create planned routes versus actual journeys taken.
All of this data can be pushed to in cab devices, including the recently launched SDA 2, developed and manufactured by CMS SupaTrak.
The optimised routes can be displayed to drivers and exceptions and delays incurred along the route can be recorded in real time by the drivers to ensure timely and up to date information is readily available to the back office operators.
Based on the defined business rules, real time alerts are generated using vehicle telematics, via the CMS SupaTrak system, and are delivered to the web based application or to recipients by both SMS and email.
These alerts can include late arrival on site, maximum on site time exceeded or route deviation.
All of these issues can reduce operational efficiency resulting in higher costs and reduced customer satisfaction.
Jason Airey, managing director at CMS SupaTrak, said: “EcoPlan has brought together the power of vehicle telematics and route optimisation.
“Our customers wanted an enhanced solution that would provide an end to end planning and in cab computing solution and that is what we have delivered.
“EcoPlan ensures routes are optimised, based on real time scheduling and telematics data, which in turn delivers a reduction in fuel consumption, lower carbon emissions and improved customer service.”