System and server installation
The client required a dashboard based interface on-premises, and we commenced installation of selected hardware interfaces, following which our proprietary software was installed to offer access to reliable servers. The entire fleet of vehicles were fitted with ______ model GPS devices. The client had opted for a fleet of vehicles that comprised three different models – sedan, SUV and MPV. Our systems specialists performed calibration to first arrive at fuel efficiency standards which would help executives make the best choice when re-directing a cab to a new booking location.
Before letting vehicles on trial runs, we demonstrated the use of the interface on computers, laptops and smartphones. We keyed in the validated numbers of fleet managers and senior managers, who receive notifications and alerts, on event based triggers. We conducted a small session showing how the fleet managers and executives could use the interface to conclude and decide on the best choice for route allocation to drivers on reaching a destination.
The trial run was launchedone month after we commenced the project. This gap of one month was basically to understand the standard procedures followed, and also to serve as a validated comparison of our solution versus standard operations of the client. All vehicles were despatched routinely. Drivers of vehicles that reached the destination, typically place a call to intimate completion of journey and collection of fare, in addition to recording the same on the app. Depending on the next available booking, the route and the number of hours of duty completed by the driver, the booking executive was instructed to decide on allocation of next ride or authorize a break. To prevent unauthorized access to the system, inclusion of numbers for receipt of notification was permitted only by the admin. The engine run time report details were designed to be displayed separately on screens, which would act as an additional input to executives while deciding on allotment.