What Is Telematics And How Can It Improve Driver Performance?

Telematics – or GPS Vehicle Tracking as it is also known – is a must for managing vehicle fleets. It revolutionises fleet management by providing detailed insights into every aspect of your vehicle and driver performance. Examples of common features includes live map location and route planning.

Telematics is becoming more common. In 2019, 86% of fleets used this technology, a significant increase from 48% just two years earlier, indicating its rapid growth.

So what is telematics and why do you need it?

what is telematics

What Is Telematics?

A telematics box is a small device installed in vehicles, similar to a ‘black box’ in airplanes. It gathers various data about the vehicle, including location, speed, acceleration, braking, and more, offering comprehensive insights into your fleet’s performance and drivers’ behavior. Discover why Fuelwise is the leading supplier of GPS Vehicle Tracking in Ireland.

How Does Telematics Work?

Telematics systems consist of a GPS Vehicle Tracker monitoring the vehicle’s movements, sensors collecting data from different vehicle parts, and a data connection transmitting this information for analysis. This data is then evaluated by fleet management software, providing insights and suggestions for improvements. We have built an all-in-one system called Velocity Fleet, which combines Fuel Cards, Telematics and Vehicle Cameras into one system. Our system is also designed to match the requirements for the London Direct Vision Standard.

Why Use Telematics?

Installing a telematics device offers numerous benefits. It can lead to insurance discounts and immediate cost savings. Here are some key advantages:

1. Reduced Fuel Costs

Telematics helps cut fuel consumption by optimizing routes and encouraging fuel-efficient driving behaviors. It identifies areas where drivers can improve their driving style to use less fuel, resulting in an 12% drop in fuel consumption for users of GPS tracking technology. Telematics can also help to reduce your insurance premiums, learn more about Telematics Insurance.

2. Safer Driver Behavior

Telematics encourages safer driving by making drivers aware of monitoring. This leads to reduced risky behaviors like speeding, and fleet managers can intervene or provide training if concerning behaviors are detected.

3. Improved Maintenance

Telematics boxes report on vehicle diagnostics in real-time, enabling proactive maintenance scheduling based on accurate data. This prevents breakdowns and addresses issues promptly, reducing unplanned downtime.

4. Better Planning and Management

Telematics offers insights into driving hours compliance, helps in accurate record-keeping, and allows setting limits on vehicle usage. This improves overall fleet management.

Telematics Demo

We understand that acquiring Telematics for your fleet is a big decision that takes a lot of consideration. It’s important you see the system to ensure it caters for all your requirements.

With this in mind, we offer a free 30 minute demo of our system to give you an understand of how it works plus to discover how it can be applied to your fleet.

To arrange your demo complete the form below and once received a member of our team will be in contact.


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    Why our customers choose Fuelwise
    VES Transport

    VES Transport

    “I have been using Fuelwise fuel cards for many years and both the product and level of service is exceptional. To manage my business daily I use Velocity to monitor fuel spend and transactions and e-Route helps my drivers find any of the thousands of sites available with the Fuelwise fuel card. My Account Manager is always on hand to help and goes the extra mile to ensure everything is running smoothly”.

    MDE Installations

    MDE Installations

    “Fuelwise is very customer focused and were able to provide what I needed for this project where others couldn’t. The e- Route app helps our engineers find Core sites instead of Non-Core sites which helps with efficiencies and cost savings. Velocity is well managed, and I can create plenty of reports and my Account Manager is always on hand to help. With GPS Tracking built into Velocity I can view distance travelled, speed etc. and driver contact details without having to open another system.”

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