A bundle of hardware, software and wireless service from @Road offers transportation and distribution fleets GPS-based tracking, route compliance, electronic drivers logs, remote vehicle diagnostics and even in-vehicle WiFi capability for a monthly subscription of $60 per vehicle.
The @Road Solution Suite for Transportation and Distribution starts with the company's GeoManager, a hosted, web-based system offering vehicle tracking and messaging. A routing application provides dispatching and real-time route monitoring, as well as Web-based maps and location reports.
A new J1708 and OBDII interface allows fleets to monitor vehicle operations and diagnostic codes, while also sending email alerts based on driver behavior and vehicle performance. Other suite features include satellite wireless service for ubiquitous coverage, temperature and switch sensors, automated driver logs and state mileage reports, and a WiFi transmitter that turns a vehicle into a wireless WiFi hot spot.