The website for GE Trailer Fleet Services has been upgraded to include new tools for managing the company's VeriWise trailer tracking and asset management system, as well as expanded information on trailers and their maintenance. The GE trailer business unit has also announced that VeriWise will now be available as factory installations from trailer manufacturers Great Dane Trailers and Hyundai Translead, and that the company has filed its tenth telematics patent application for the asset management system.
The additional website (www.trailerservices.com) features allow VeriWise customers to remotely configure location report polling schedules, conduct emergency tracking on demand, search for trailers by landmarks or proximity to specific locations, and to grant shippers access rights to trailer data.
The site upgrade also added complete specifications for all trailers offered for rent, lease or sale by GE, as well as maintenance information, mileage charts and industry links.
The factory — install agreements with Great Dane and Hyundai will allow GE lease customers to obtain new trailers with tracking units and optional cargo and door sensors already in place. Once installed, the VeriWise units can be remotely activated and configured, according to GE.
The latest patent applications for VeriWise covers “covert antenna designs for trailer tracking,” the company says. Some of the earlier VeriWise patent filings from GE's Global Research Center covered the use of motion sensors for reducing power consumption, battery charge monitoring, event reporting with an asset tracking system, cargo sensing with an imaging device, and predictive diagnostics.