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What is a telematic system? A complete guide

Published: 11. January 2023
By Trackunit
Telematics combines telecommunications and informatics, allowing for remote monitoring and control of vehicles. It uses GPS and other sensors to collect and transmit telematics data about a vehicle's location, speed, and performance.

This data is typically sent to a central server or cloud platform and can be accessed and analyzed by the operator or fleet manager. You can read more about telematics here.

What is an efficient telematics system? 

Telematics systems often consist of a device installed in the vehicle that collects data from various sensors and transmits it to a central server or cloud platform. This data can be used for multiple purposes, including tracking the location and performance of vehicles in real time, diagnosing and troubleshooting vehicle issues, and calculating personalized insurance premiums based on an individual’s driving behavior.

Telematics systems are commonly used in fleet management software, vehicle tracking and diagnostics, and fleet maintenance applications. They can provide significant benefits, including improved efficiency, safety, and cost savings.

Important features of a telematic system

Telematics systems can include a wide range of features, and the most common features of vehicle telematics include the following:

  • GPS tracking: Telematics systems can use GPS to track the location of fleet vehicles in real time. This information can be used to optimize routes, monitor the whereabouts of vehicles, and ensure they are being used efficiently.
  • Vehicle diagnostics: Telematics systems can include sensors that monitor various aspects of a vehicle’s performance, such as engine temperature, tire pressure, and fuel consumption. This data can be used to diagnose and troubleshoot issues with the vehicle, reducing the need for costly vehicle maintenance.
  • Driver monitoring: Telematics systems can include sensors that monitor driver behavior, such as speeding, sudden acceleration or braking, and seatbelt use. This data can be used to improve driver safety and identify potential issues with driver behavior.
  • Communication capabilities: Telematics systems may include features such as messaging and hands-free calling, which can help improve communication between drivers, dispatchers, or fleet managers.
  • Integration with other systems: Telematics systems can be integrated with other systems, such as fuel management, maintenance scheduling, and dispatch systems, to provide a more comprehensive view of operations.

Altogether, the features of a telematics system will depend on the specific needs and goals of the particular company and the types of assets you want to monitor.

Trackunit provides telematics technology for construction companies

At Trackunit, we offer telematics solutions for the construction industry. Our telematic system is designed to help companies improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance safety by tracking and monitoring their vehicles and equipment in real time.

Additionally, our telematics devices include various features, such as GPS tracking, vehicle diagnostics, driver monitoring, and communication capabilities. We also offer a cloud-based platform that allows users to access and analyze data collected by its telematics systems and generate reports and alerts. You can request a demo here.

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