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Telematics Australia Explains: What is Telematics?
Telematics Australia Graphic: How do Telematics Systems Work?
- The vehicle has a telematics black box installed in it (“In Vehicle Unit”). This device almost always includes GPS tracker hardware. It may also include an accelerometer to record harsh braking or acceleration. The IVU is usually connected to the vehicle’s On-board Diagnostics via the OBD-II port. Sometimes it is also connected to other non-standard sensors or monitoring systems.
The mobile phone network transmits the information to the data centre. The owner may also opt for a backup Iridium connection if they expect use in remote locations.
A fleet management system receives the data in an online data centre.
The data is then accessed by the user on the public internet.
Telematics Australia Explains: Business Benefits of Telematics
Fuel Tax Credits Optimisation
Reduced Maintenance Costs
Increased Return on Assets
Fleet management systems help fleet managers schedule preventive maintenance as effectively as possible. They help reduce the risk of unplanned downtime, and optimise return on assets.
Reduction in Unauthorised Use of Vehicles
Reduction in Fuel Costs
Tracking the idling state of engines
More effective route planning
Reduction in unauthorised vehicle use
Better Safety, Risk Management, and Legal Compliance
Improved Customer Service
Reduction in Administrative Costs
Electronic work diary (for driver rest periods)
Electronic logbook (for FBT claims)
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LAST REVIEWED 21 JUNE 2022
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