4 Vehicle Tracking Technology Advancements You Need For Your Fleet

4 Vehicle Tracking Technology Advancements You Need For Your Fleet

All sorts of Australian businesses have their own fleet. From paramedics and healthcare providers to taxi-cab companies and long-distance truckers. Anyone involved in one of these industries already knows the importance of a fleet in good working order. If your cars are off the road you often aren’t making any money.

With all this in mind, technology has become placed at the forefront of the vehicle provision industry. If you can track the progress of your cars, vans, trucks, boats or trains, you can analyse the data and streamline your service. Much like any other business, these technological advancements are there to give us a boost in production…

… but what 4 vehicle tracking techs should you be using in your fleet? Let’s find out.

Vehicle Tracking Technological Treats

Below are the four best vehicle enhancements to help you keep tabs on your fleet.

1 – GPS Vehicle Tracking
With all the mod cons currently available, each of you ought to have a GPS system in place, already. Take the fully integrated web-and-app based GPS platform offered by Simply Unified, for example. Using their new technology you are able to fully track placement, speed, times – and even driver
performance – of your cars, trucks, vans… The beauty of their GPS is that you can apply it to any vehicle you like.

2 – The Black Box…
Black box tracking is effectively a lower technology version of GPS. Truckers are likely to be familiar with the red blinking light inside the black box, monitoring to ensure they don’t break the speed limit in company trucks. Trackers have come so far in recent years that car insurance companies have started using them to gauge the safety of new drivers… your firm could be using them in a similar way.

3 – The Wi-Fi Option
Along similar lines to GPS tracking, you can unify all of your drivers in the same map. Using a dongle or pebble, you can equip your vehicles with Wi-Fi and ensure they use Google Maps for all journeys. At the end of the journey, Google maps will record exactly where they have been and how long for. It’s a bit like spying but you are paying for their time.

4 – The Supercar Option
If you go through your fleet, one vehicle at a time, and upgrade them to the most modern version of themselves that you can. The technology inside will feature integrated tracking with the intention of user use. Any modern motor that contains an automated system should include a map-type-tech of their own. This can be harnessed to keep track of drivers. Using this method, you might also be able to monitor how the driver used up fuel, how often they stopped, and the most important question of all – whether or not they are using the vehicle out of office hours.

Rounding Up

GPS is the cheapest, easiest option by far. Fitting out ultra-modern vehicles throughout your fleet is pricey and doesn’t guarantee an effective result. One thing we can all agree on is that drivers perform better when they think they are being monitored. Other remote workers have video conferencing, after all.