Fleet vehicles range in size and numbers with different telemetry requirements for operational logistics, fuel efficiency and environmental impact, and safety. Telematicus specialises in telematics solutions for small to medium sized fleet vehicles with a particular emphasis on company grey fleets. Telematicus provides smartphone as a sensor as well as self-install devices for telematics that extend to include on-board diagnostics data and OEM-specific data. The types of devices and their capabilities are presented below.
The applications for these telematics systems are broad and many. The most common are fleet logistics, fleet management, and insurance telematics.
Telematicus has know-how and experience in telemetry data capture using a range of devices together with cloud-based processing and analysis using state of the art artificial intelligence techniques.
Smartphone as a Sensor
Our Optio app features telematics components for recording vehicle operational data that is analysed in the cloud using a range of techniques including AI machine learning. These components are available in a software development kit for customers to integrate into their own smartphone apps. Telemetry includes location, speed, time, accelerometer, and images/video.
Black Box with BLE (non-OBDII)
These devices are self-install devices fitted with replaceable battery for power (1 year+) and feature Bluetooth Low Energy for connectivity and data transfer via cloud connected devices such as smartphone. These devices provide accelerometer with algorithms for trip start/stop, driver behaviour events, and crash detection. These devices can provide in-vehicle context to a smartphone app by acting as a beacon or on Bluetooth connection.
Low-cost self-powered devices with battery live of one to several years. These devices are ideal companions to smartphone as a sensor as they provide in-vehicle context. This improves the quality of journey recording by reducing the noise of taxi, bus, and other similar vehicle where the smartphone user is not driving. These devices increasingly offer additional data such as temperature and air quaility.
Black Box with GPRS (non-OBDII)
These devices are self-install devices typically fitted to the vehicle's battery and record location, speed, time, accelerometer, temperature, and voltage. They often have built-in algorithms for driver behaviour events and crash detection. Data is delivered to the cloud for processing and analysis via the device's GPRS (SIM) connection.
Black Box with GPRS and OBDII/CAN
These devices are small self install devices that plug into a vehicle's J1962 diagnostics connector with access to OBDII (on-board diagnostic data) and potentially OEM specific data including mileage and fuel quantity. Additionally they provide the usual telemetry location, speed, time, accelerometer, etc. Some are also equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy so that they can be used for in-vehicle context either as a beacon or via Bluetooth connection.
Camera and Image Analysis
Video is a useful data source for fleet operational and safety. Telematicus has integrated WIFI dashcams into its systems that work in conjunction with the Optio app. Additionally the smartphone front and rear facing cameras are also sources of data that can used as an alternative or to complement an external dashcam. Telematicus offers AI-based video analysis for crash investigation identifying vehicles involved and likely cause.