10 essential vehicle tracking features must have

Advanced technologies and improving inventions are taking the world to the next level. The vehicle tracking system is one of the advanced technologies. Mainly this advanced technology is used to keep track of commercial vehicles.

Today’s market has hundreds of vehicle tracking applications in different segments, from high featured systems to basic vehicle tracking systems. Vehicle tracking systems are classified by system type, vehicle type, application purpose, industry vertical.

What is the use of knowing segments and the purpose of vehicle tracking application?

 

While selecting a vehicle tracking system for commercial purposes, it is vital to know the exact definition of the application and complete analysis of your fleet, whether it is a small or large-sized fleet.

 

Vehicle tracking systems also take part in the profit or loss of a business. Choosing the right vehicle tracking system for a business is essential as choosing the right vehicle for your business.

Most of the vehicle tracking systems provide real-time vehicle location mapping features. But, many of these applications are failing to give insights and feature choices to manage a fleet. We know better business decisions are made from useful insights.

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There are several applications, which provides much useful insight. Here are 10 essential features that every vehicle tracking system must-have.

10 essential vehicle tracking features

1. Real-Time Location Mapping System

Location mapping or tracking is the primary feature of a vehicle tracking system. The best vehicle tracking system will always provide choices. Using telematics technology, Vamosys offers two ways of vehicle tracking systems in the fleet management system.

  1. Tracking with GPS devices.
  2. Tracking without the GPS device.

Tracking with GPS device

Tracking with a GPS device is a traditional method followed by many organizations to track their commercial fleet. GPS tracking not only helps you to know the real-time location, but it also provides you to analyze performance, safety, and fuel consumption. 

The transportation process gets the enormous benefit of using a GPS tracking system in an organization. GPS tracking provides 

  1. Real-time tracking data
  2. Route Optimization
  3. Fuel Monitoring 
  4. Theft Controlling
  5. Overall Evaluation
  6. Reduce idling 
  7. Increase transparency

Tracking without GPS device

When we say vehicle tracking without a GPS device, the first question raised in your head is, possible?

Yuh! Possible with VAMOSYS.

SIM-based tracking solution or SIM consent is a modern tracking method. SIM consent tracking allows you to know the vehicle’s real-time location using an active SIM card in a mobile phone, either with a smartphone or a basic mobile phone, and a nearby cellular network.  

SIM consent tracking is a cost-effective way to track your vehicles, and also you can track your vehicle without making a call to the driver. SIM tracking is an instant vehicle tracking solution and works the same as a GPS tracking solution. 

2. Alerts

Alerts or notification features in a vehicle tracking application helps a fleet manager in many ways. A fleet manager or a fleet owner should have the option for alert customization.

What are the benefits of the alert feature in a vehicle tracking system? 

Receiving real-time or instant notifications regarding fuel theft, vehicle theft, driving behavior, accidental issues, or in case of any emergencies can reduce the high-risk factors.

A notification can be in the form of a call, SMS, or Email from the vehicle tracking system.

3. Geo-Fencing

Geo-Fencing is a process of the virtual boundary. The geo-fencing feature helps you by providing alerts when a vehicle enters into a particular boundary or area. Using this feature, a fleet manager or owner can customize geo-fence alerts.  

This geofencing data increases operational efficiency and safety levels for the user.

4. Analytics

Predictive analysis helps you to turn your data into information. Using this data, fleet managers can analyze vehicle utilization, cost estimation, maintenance schedule, and organization growth made it easy. While analyzing raw data, fleet managers can predict problems, trends, and behavior patterns.

Having an analytics feature in a vehicle tracking system may affect all areas of your fleet business and increase productivity and profit.

5. Vehicle Maintenance Scheduling

Scheduling vehicle maintenance is an essential feature to be expected in a vehicle tracking system. Vehicle maintenance is a critical task, just like coordinating drivers. 

This feature will help a fleet manager to customize and set the alarm based on maintenance time. Spending a small amount on today’s maintenance can save a vast amount for vehicle repair in the future.  So, make sure these features are provided while purchasing a vehicle system.

6. Trip History

Trip history is a feature where you can collect the data of previous trips. What is the use of collective trip history? 

As a fleet manager, you can analyze the vehicle’s complete utilization like idling time, fuel consumption, distance traveled, unexpected expenses en route, stoppages, and estimate the trip’s approximate costs.  

Using this trip history, you can either choose the vehicle according to the previous trip or cancel the trip by confirming high expenses happen in a particular route.

7. Route optimization

Is only a real-time tracking feature is enough for your vehicle tracking system?  

No! 

Tracking your vehicle may help you know your vehicle’s present location, but route optimization can lay a road map before traveling.  

Route optimization features help you choose the right and short route for travel and saves your time and money.

8. Driver Behavior

Monitoring driver behavior is important? 

YES! 

But what are we going to do with a driver’s behavior?

According to a survey, a driver’s sleepiness and tiredness are also known to be one of the reasons for many fatal accidents in India. Monitoring driver behavior and controlling helps us prevent many accidents. Driver tracking system became one of the important features in the market.

9. Fuel monitoring

Fuel monitoring system keep track of real-time fuel consumption levels and provide more fuel efficiency. Also fuel you can keep track of fuel refilling levels, which helps you to prevent fuel theft and fuel fraud. 

Managing fuels helps you to save 30% fuel expenses in an organization. 

10. Speed monitoring

Over-speeding and rash driving was known to be a significant cause of fatal accidents. 30% of road accidents are due to over speeding and rash truck driving.  

Regular speed monitoring will help you keep track of the vehicle and ensure both vehicle and driver’s safety. Avoiding accidents helps an organization to have a standard over the brand.

These essential features of a vehicle tracking system help you pick the right product for your organization’s growth.

Purnima is a Computer Science graduate and has a passion for writing especially blog writing, creative writing, storytelling. She writes articles on technology, humanity, fiction and quote writings.