WHAT IS TELEMATICS? The Benefits of Vehicle Telematics.

Telematics typically is any integrated use of telecommunications and informatics, also known as ICT (Information and Communications Technology). Hence the application of telematics is with any of the following: The technology of sending, receiving and storing information via telecommunication devices in conjunction with affecting control on remote objects. The integrated use of telecommunications and informatics, for application in vehicles and with control of vehicles on the move.
Telematics includes but is not limited to Global Positioning System technology integrated with computers and mobile communications technology in automotive navigation systems.
Most narrowly, the term has evolved to refer to the use of such systems within road vehicles, in which case the term vehicle telematics may be used.
In contrast telemetry is the transmission of measurements from the location of origin to the location of computing and consumption, especially without affecting control on the remote objects. Telemetry is typically applied in testing of flight objects but has multiple other uses.
Vehicle telematics
he convergence of telecommunications and information processing, the term later evolved to refer to automation in automobiles, such as the invention of the emergency warning system for vehicles. GPS navigation, integrated hands-free cell phones, wireless safety communications and automatic driving assistance systems all are covered under the telematics umbrella. SEE MORE AFTER CUT>>>>

The Benefits of Vehicle Telematics

Vehicle Telematics is a way of monitoring the location, movements, status and behavior of a vehicle or fleet of vehicles. This is achieved through a combination of a GPS receiver and an electronic GSM device installed in each vehicle, which then communicates with the user and web-based software. In addition to location data, a Vehicle Telematics system provides a list of your vehicles showing the status of each. You’ll know when a vehicle is started up and shut down, as well as its idling status, location and speed. This information gives you complete, up-to-the-minute knowledge of your fleet activities in one centralized, web-based interface. All of this information helps you:
  • Increase Productivity
  • Reduce Labor Costs
  • Control Fuel Costs
  • Improve Customer Service
  • Increase Fleet Safety and Security
  • Reduce Operating Expenses
  • Go Green
  • Reduce Unauthorized Vehicle Use
Vehicle tracking
Vehicle tracking is a way of monitoring the location, movements, status and behaviour of a vehicle or fleet of vehicles. This is achieved through a combination of a GPS(GNSS) receiver and an electronic device (usually comprising a GSM GPRS modem or SMS sender) installed in each vehicle, communicating with the user (dispatching, emergency or co-ordinating unit) and PC- or web-based software. The data is turned into information by management reporting tools in conjunction with a visual display on computerised mapping software. Vehicle tracking systems may also use odometry or dead reckoning as an alternative or complementary means of navigation.

Trailer tracking
Trailer tracking is the technology of tracking the movements and position of an articulated vehicle’s trailer unit, through the use of a location unit fitted to the trailer and a method of returning the position data via mobile communication network or geostationary satellite communications, for use through either PC- or web-based software.

Container tracking
Freight containers can be tracked by GPS using a similar approach to that used for trailer tracking i.e. a battery-powered GPS device communicating its position via mobile phone or satellite communications. Benefits of this approach include increased security and the possibility to reschedule the container transport movements based on accurate information about its location.

Fleet management
Fleet management is the management of a company’s vehicle fleet. Fleet management includes the management of ships and or motor vehicles such as cars, vans and trucks. Fleet (vehicle) Management can include a range of Fleet Management functions, such as vehicle financing, vehicle maintenance, vehicle telematics (tracking and diagnostics), driver management, fuel management, health & safety management and dynamic vehicle scheduling.

Auto insurance
The basic idea of telematic auto insurance is that a driver’s behavior is monitored directly while the person drives and this information is transmitted to an insurance company. The insurance company then assesses the risk of that driver having an accident and charges insurance premiums accordingly. A driver who drives less responsibly, will be charged a higher premium than a driver who drives smoothly and with less calculated risk of claim propensity. Other benefits can be delivered to end users with Telematics2.0 based telematics as customer engagement can be enhanced with direct customer interaction.
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