Telematics originally meant the convergence of telecommunications and information processing, but it has evolved over the years to refer to these types of systems within vehicles. GPS navigation, hands-free communication, and real-time access to diagnostic data are all considered vehicle telematics. Vehicle telematics enable the effective management of fleets and the data collected in the field helps improve driver utilization. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), a truck traveling at 75 mph consumes 27% more fuel than one going 65 mph. Visibility into real-time driving behavior allows you to implement best practices to avoid these increased costs. With vehicle telematics you have the ability to review:
- Driving patterns
- Fuel consumption
- Vehicle maintenance
This real-time data extends the life of vehicles, decreases fuel costs and increases the productivity and safety of employees.
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