Latest Trends in Telematics

Telematics platforms have advanced far past their dots-on-a-map origins. Every year the industry continues to evolve in some way, and 2018 was no exception. - Graphic courtesy of Getty Images.

Telematics platforms have advanced far past their dots-on-a-map origins. Every year the industry continues to evolve in some way, and 2018 was no exception.

Telematics platforms have advanced far past their dots-on-a-map origins. Every year the industry continues to evolve in some way, and 2018 was no exception.

Last year, telematics providers made advancements to various aspects of the telematics industry. Vehicle sensor technologies improved, the availability of deeper vehicle diagnostics broadened, and data reports continued to provide deeper looks at operational efficiencies. The next three years should see explosive growth in fleet adoption of telematics, according to a leading industry analyst.

To gain expanded insight into the advancements made in the telematics field, Automotive Fleet reached out to fleets and telematics companies. 

The fleets that Automotive Fleet spoke to offerred their real-world accounts of how they’re using telematics services to improve their operations, and what new technologies they’re leveraging alongside telematics. 

Fleet Interest in Visual Data

Jeremy Muoio, director of fleet and asset management at MasTec — with a fleet of roughly 8,400 vehicles — is an advocate of telematics platforms. He uses telematics in his fleet, and constantly analyzes his platform to see how he can further optimize it. 

Recently, his company changed the parameter for how his telematics platform calculates speeding, in order to better meet his fleet’s safety requirements. 

Muoio notes that telematics systems have provided a lot of useful data for his operations but there is more data that he’d like, such as visual data that most telematics providers don’t yet provide. 

One of the things that his fleet is looking into is incorporating camera systems into his fleet to complement his telematics platform. 

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