Vehicle tracking systems are commonly used for large fleets to monitor, measure and observe the movement and whereabouts of the vehicles. With the evolution of technology, there are key features that make some vehicle tracking systems stand out more than others. From market research, speaking to our existing clients and insights from developing our very own vehicle tracking system, here are the top 6 features you should be looking out for.
Real-time data access
Real-time data access is essential for a vehicle tracking system due to several reasons:
- Accurate and up-to-date information: Real-time data provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about the location, speed, and status of vehicles. This allows fleet managers, logistics companies, and other stakeholders to make informed decisions based on real-time conditions.
- Improved fleet visibility: Real-time data access enables fleet managers to have a comprehensive view of their entire fleet at any given moment. They can monitor the current location, route, and performance of each vehicle, allowing them to optimize operations, allocate resources efficiently, and respond promptly to changing circumstances.
- Enhanced safety and security: Real-time tracking helps improve the safety and security of vehicles, drivers, and cargo. In case of an emergency or unauthorized activity, immediate alerts can be generated, enabling quick response and intervention. Real-time data can also be used to identify patterns of unsafe behaviour, such as speeding or harsh braking, and take corrective actions.
- Efficient routing and scheduling: By having access to real-time data, fleet managers can optimize routes and schedules based on live traffic updates, road conditions, and other factors. This leads to improved efficiency, reduced fuel consumption, and faster delivery times. Real-time data also allows for dynamic re-routing in response to unexpected events, such as traffic congestion or accidents.
- Customer satisfaction: Real-time data access allows businesses to provide accurate and reliable information to their customers regarding the estimated time of arrival (ETA) and delivery status. This transparency enhances customer satisfaction, builds trust, and improves overall service quality.
- Performance analysis and optimization: Real-time data enables the collection and analysis of various vehicle metrics, such as fuel consumption, engine performance, and driver behaviour. By analysing this data in real time, fleet managers can identify areas for improvement, implement preventive maintenance measures, and optimize overall fleet performance.
If you are managing a large volume of vehicles then there needs to be a level of customizability from the tracking system to ensure you can fully maximise the use of software and gain the data, reports and insights you need to manage the fleet effectively.
Download and sharing footage ability
You should be able to access, view, download and share the footage in a few clicks to use the footage as and when needed especially in cases of emergencies.
Analytics and Reporting
To optimise performance, ensure safety and compliance and save costs with your tracking system, it can be invaluable to have an analytics and reporting system built within the software. This can then enable you to visualise and generate reports to better understand operations and gain visibility.
Event and incident recording
A good vehicle tracking system needs to be able to capture events and incident recordings to ensure you can react to any incidents accordingly. Additionally, this can provide valuable insights to train and promote safer driving if there are a high number of events and incidents.
Cross-browser and operation system
Your vehicle tracking system should be available across all browsers and operating systems to make it accessible for your entire team using the software.
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