Tracker has launched an OBD-based plug and play telematics system.
The device, priced from £9.95 a month, connects to the vehicle’s on-board diagnostic (OBD) port, eliminating installation costs.
It provides fleet managers real-time driver and vehicle information, to improve fleet efficiency, saving time, fuel and money, whilst boosting customer satisfaction. It also has the added benefit of Tracker’s crash detection technology for instant and accurate accident reporting as well as the ability to read vehicle diagnostic direct from source.
Users can access driver and vehicle data quickly, at any time, in real time, via the secure Connect website.
The website provides a reporting dashboard that can be customised to the specific needs of customers. Customers can monitor driver behaviour, view maps and schedule detailed reports. Driving style data helps firms reduce the risk of driver accidents and vehicle repair costs, as well as enhancing Duty of Care by encouraging safer driving.
Crash detection technology helps fleet managers save time and insurance costs with instant accident notification. The technology’s intelligence can distinguish between bumps and kerbs and actual impacts, with reports provided on impacts via email and screen alerts. These alerts enable fleet managers to quickly ascertain the safety of the driver and condition of the vehicle.
Should a vehicle develop a fault, data will be read and reported back to the website. By acting quickly to critical or impending problems, users can reduce maintenance costs and help boost profits. In addition, automatic alerts mean fleet managers never miss a service or other key maintenance checks, helping their fleet run more efficiently for longer.
David Wilson, chief operating officer at Tracker said: “We recognise the continual challenges businesses face in trying to improve productivity and cut waste within their fleets. As such, Tracker Connect is the latest addition to Tracker’s suite of fleet tracking systems, which give fleet managers the information they need to drive positive change in efficiencies, cut fuel costs and reduce emissions, at a very affordable monthly price.
“Crucially, as a plug and play device, Tracker Connect removes the cost of installation, further reducing the cost to fleet managers, and the ease with which it can be installed means businesses can start benefiting from its fleet data and functionality immediately. We remain committed to delivering the best in market fleet management solutions, and Tracker Connect is just the first of a number of new innovations set to launch this year that will boost profitability, improve customer satisfaction and support duty of care for drivers.”