Vehicle Telematics Integration | Descartes Routing UK

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Telematics integration with routing software

By integrating Descartes vehicle telematics with routing software, you are able to view each vehicle's current location and information on a map and compare it to your projected timetables.

Real-time visibility of how your routing and scheduling plan is working out in practice is a big benefit to fleet operators and their customers.

Our software enables fleet controllers to track the whereabouts of vehicles, determine whether routes are being followed or when issues arise, such as an accident or delay, and pass along information influencing deliveries to the end customer or whether corrective action is required. Additionally, it makes it easier to design and plan delivery routes.

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The best telematics solution

GPS Tracking

  • Turn by turn tracking, second by second if required
  • Rugged device that connects to OBD port
  • Monitor asset usage
  • Integrates with Routing and Scheduling software
  • Cloud based Software as a Service

Vehicle Diagnostics

  • Notification of engine fault codes
  • Description and explanation of fault codes
  • Monitor additional parameters, e.g. trailer temperature
  • Reduce time off road and maintenance costs

Driver Behaviour

  • Reduce aggressive driver behaviour & accidents
  • Acceleration, cornering, braking & seatbelt usage monitored
  • Instant notifications and alerts to driver & base
  • Safety dashboard for management of drivers in the fleet

Collision Data Collection

  • Collision notifications
  • Possible integration with Cameras
  • Immediate notification of collisions
  • Data recorded for later investigation

Optimising telematics and routing with historical data

Routing improvements can be made by using historical data to identify delays or problems that develop over several days and would have gone unnoticed. It is simple to notice activities like daily excursions to favourite truck stops for breaks; these are usually not a concern unless they deviate too far from the route.

The combination of a vehicle's GPS signal, which is transmitted live, with the high-quality data maps that Descartes routing solutions use means a vehicle's location may be plotted accurately on the map.

Any comparisons of actual mileage v. planned mileage will therefore be highly accurate. This is useful when comparing planned routes v. actual routes and calculating the differences in the fuel used and time taken to travel the distances.

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Features & Benefits

GPS Tracking

Automatic vehicle location / GPS tracking

Track actual against plan with exception alerts automatically triggered, enabling more acurate prediction of delivery windows.

Multiple vehilces GPS

Identify the nearest vehicle to a location

Use the GPS location plotted on the routing software map to select the nearest available vehicle and enable faster rerouting to destination.

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Historical tracking data

Easily identify deviations from plan based on trends and exceptions, improving future routing plans and customer ETAs.

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