As part of the Bestrane Transport Assurance Service, Adam Welch has written and article on Vehicle Telematics, and what it means to your fleet of vehicles.
What is vehicle telematics?
Telematics refers to the blend of telecommunications and information processing, which monitors a remote item. Vehicle telematics is a device that collects and communicates data about the status of the vehicle. Successful telematics solutions are an effective combination of hardware and software working together to gather and evaluate data, giving insight to the vehicle’s operation and performance. Some examples of vehicle telematics data are GPS location & tracking, vehicle performance & health data, driver behaviour measures, etc. These data sets may be collected and analysed later or may be used for immediate alerts and action.