Aug 11, 2022
When operating a rental centric vehicle business, surely it's a wise move to keep an eye on your valuable assets, even when they are physically out of sight? Strategically monitoring your rental vehicles via ‘Telematics’ can negate excess financial loss, improper use and make sure good customer practices are paramount.
Telematics technology is the use of telecommunications and informatics to monitor an asset, eg. rental vehicle’s location, safety metrics and engine diagnostics in real time. Our proven solutions help you to keep track of your company’s mobile assets while providing a myriad of benefits for both your business and your customers.
Telematics systems gather GPS tracking and vehicle specific real time data to transfer via means including- cellular network, satellite communication, mobile data, and GPRS to a central server. The data collated is then analysed and transcribed into specific metrics for the business manager to interpret via our Fleetsmart app or website.
Apart from the obvious in locating a stolen vehicle, rental vehicle tracking benefits can include -
Improved Safety - Telematics help improve general road safety by tracking hazardous driving habits such as illegal acts, low seat belt usage, harsh braking and speeding. This not only helps prevent future accidents but journey replay can also provide video evidence of any disputed incidents that do occur, cutting down investigation time and false claims. The ability to collate these metrics will allow you to pre-identify any potentially problematic repeat custom, avoiding continued misuse of your assets. These valuable insights not only help improve safety and reduce accident costs, but also cut costs of any legal proceedings for your business.
Varied Notification - Business owners can choose to receive email and SMS alerts that provide daily reports and analyses regarding their tracked asset. Receive periodic vehicle status reports, or choose to receive notification when vehicles speed, venture outside of their service area or exhibit unusual behaviour. Some employers spend a lot of time away from their office, so they do not have the luxury of monitoring vehicle activities during the day. Email and SMS alerts give you an easy way to stay connected with your businesses when they do not have access to online tracking software.
Proactive Preventative Maintenance - A Telematics system can also gauge potential maintenance needs and allow for repair time to be allocated in advance rather than cut into productivity hours. Early detection of issues can lead to preventative maintenance, saving time and money as well as meeting crucial third party vehicle safety compliance requirements.
Accurate Tracking Paired With Geo-Fence Alerts - Our GPS tracking systems offer accurate, minute by minute mapping to within 5m of a vehicle at any given time. This gives business owners the confidence of knowing the location of expensive assets no matter what the situation. Geo-fences are a virtual perimeter that will let you be alerted any time a tracker enters or exits an area you choose. Location-aware notifications such as geo-fencing alerts are said to be ten times more effective than standard push notifications.
It’s proven that Telematics can help boost productivity, employee efficiency and vehicle operations as a whole; all the while reducing hazardous driver behaviour, fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs.
Fleetsmart offer a range of the latest Telematics technology at extremely cost effective prices with scalable options starting from just £6.95 per vehicle per month.
With a clear multitude of performance enhancing and money saving reasons to implement telematics to your vehicles, now might be the time to upgrade your vehicles.