What is Telematics “Big Data” in Fleet Management? And how can telematics fleet intelligence help improve fleet operations?
Telematics is the combination of telecommunications and informatics. In the case of fleet management, it refers to the ability to transmit information from vehicles to computers.
This distinguishes fleet management software from traditional fleet tracking software because it gathers much more information than just location data. Instead, it serves as a connection between vehicles and information systems. This allows for the collection of data on all aspects of the fleet operations.
Fleet management software allows businesses with fleets to monitor and track everything about their vehicles. Because the software connects to the vehicle’s engine, it can access more information on driver behavior, mileage, maintenance, fuel usage, and more.
Telematics is much more complex than “dots on a map” GPS tracking. It encompasses a whole range of monitoring and tracking that create endless possibilities for improving fleet efficiency, productivity, and boosting the business’ bottom line.
Benefits of fleet management software:
- Driver Behavior and Safety Monitoring
- Fuel Consumption and Spend Management
- Vehicle Maintenance Automation
- Route Optimization
- Customized Analytical Dashboards
- And More
How Does Telematics Work?
The software can track vehicles, as well as powered and nonpowered assets, in an effort to streamline fleet management processes and operations. This process works by pulling data (big data) from computers within the vehicles and compiling on easy-to-use dashboards within the fleet management software. Then, these insights are delivered on mobile and desktop applications in order to be used for fleet management.
These insights help to improve
What is Fleet Intelligence?
This data gathered by the software is commonly referred to as fleet intelligence. Fleet intelligence turns data points into usable insights that can help guide fleet managers to better decision making.