GPS Insight puts the eye on the driver

GPS Insight has unveiled a new capability that enables its customers that assign drivers to vehicles to automatically receive reports on the drivers’ activities across multiple vehicles

GPS Insight has unveiled a new capability that enables its customers that assign drivers to vehicles to automatically receive reports on the drivers’ activities across multiple vehicles. These new capabilities allow administrative controls to determine which drivers were assigned to various vehicles historically, enabling driver-centric reporting of events such as idling, speeding and odd-hours by the driver, instead of by the vehicle.

The company said the new functionality also makes it easier for fleets to determine accountability for unreported events such as parking tickets and toll violations.

“Since many customers share vehicles across their drivers, this new capability allows speeding, idling, mileage reports and alerts to be geared toward individual drivers, not the vehicle,” said Robert Donat, president & founder of GPS Insight. “A GPS Insight customer requested this capability in order to determine which driver was assigned to a vehicle in the past when a parking ticket was issued and ignored.” We started and completed this project in a single week, which illustrates how rapidly our development team is able to deliver useful enhancements which drive customer efficiency and ROI. This extra level of accountability opens up many possibilities for future product enhancements.”

According to GPS Insight, a driver may be assigned to a vehicle in five different ways: manual assignment via the web interface; touching a driver “key fob” to a reader in the vehicle; sending the driver ID via Garmin using GPS Insight’s Garmin Integration; having the driver send a SMS text message or via Automated API (Application Programming Interface).

“We started and completed this project in a single week, which illustrates how rapidly our development team is able to deliver useful enhancements which drive customer efficiency and ROI,” noted Donat. “This extra level of accountability opens up many possibilities for future product enhancements.”

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