Telematics, when talking about the automotive industry, is where a vehicle’s onboard communication applications communicate with a source through GPS receivers and devices – such as with vehicle trackers. Many companies are embracing this technology for fleet logistics. It’s also something that private vehicle owners take advantage of, especially those who have high value and/or prestigious cars or vans that they would want to be tracked should a theft take place.
The following is a guide to how telematics work, possible future advances, and the importance of regular system maintenance.
In the simplest of terms, a telematics device fitted to a vehicle transmits the location to a central server. This means the vehicle is tracked at all times. The information is sent via a wireless network, through either GPRS or GPS.
This flow of information is updated in real-time and is managed by the chosen telematics provider. This is then accessed through a smart device or computer. For private users, this might be handily located on your cell or tablet. Companies are likely to access this via the fleet management computer program.
The advantages of telematics are numerous. From the obvious—such as tracking a vehicle should it be stolen—to hidden benefits that can drive down many costs of vehicle ownership and maintenance.
Telematics already offers excellent insights into vehicle location and driver tracking. The future is set to become even more exciting. As faster 4G networks are connected and the imminent rollout of 5G becomes reality, these connected platforms will become even more efficient. For businesses, a telematic system might seamlessly connect with other areas of the organization. Examples include transport management systems, driver training, and even payroll applications.
At Autobahn of Boca, we know a thing or two about the most advanced telematics systems that are regularly used in some of the most luxurious cars on the planet. Thanks to our technicians’ marque-specific expertise we can advise, fit, and service the latest devices to any prestige vehicle, including Mercedes, BMW, VW, Audi, and Porsche.
Head over to https://www.autobahnofboca.com to discover more and get in contact today for a no-obligation chat.
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