ARTICLES — March 10, 2022

What is Vehicle Telematics and Why Use It

What is Vehicle Telematics and Why Use It?

When we talk about today's telecommunications industry, we often hear about the term “telematics”. Telematics is now commonly used to define the intersection of information technology and telecommunications. As the rise of the internet and telecommunication network with the real time data transfer, including fleet management, telematics has expanded. 

Specifically in the fleet industry, telematics is often used similarly with vehicle telematics. Vehicle telematics is a communication application and services that communicate with one another via GPS and other telematics devices. So, why is this technology so important? Here are the benefits that fleet managers can gain to support their work.

Visibility Features and Assets Tracking

Vehicle tracking is the most common application and useful for companies to track fleet vehicles. This is the combination of GPS and a diagnostics system. Also, through GPS systems, vehicle tracking gives the companies visibility of their vehicle by mapping the exact coordinate of their vehicle location and monitoring the movement. This feature can also be used to track the asset, regardless of whether it is powered or not.

Predictive Maintenance 

Vehicle maintenance schedule is one of the important things to be concerned about for cost savings efficiency. Vehicle telematics systems can gather data ­– like coolant temperature, fuel consumption, or engine load – for fleet management teams to quickly and easily access. So, this is an excellent solution for fleet managers to maintain a regular vehicle maintenance schedule. This vehicle telematics can also detect vehicle defects, allowing fleet managers to know when a vehicle needs to be serviced.

Safety Guarantee

What is the most important thing about a vehicle or transportation? Yes, it's a safety guarantee. Since vehicle telematics can gather data on vehicles, it can be a good way to gain insight into driving habits. In order to help driver safety, fleet managers can use telematics data to create training programs or individual coaching sessions. 

Data Insight for Cost Efficiency and Savings

When it comes to the cost savings, telematics can reduce fuel cost to push the efficiency by identifying driver behavior and route performance. But, it can be difficult to advise drivers on fuel efficiency if you don't have visibility into how they perform on a daily basis. So, some telematics systems can also connect fleet managers with drivers in real time via text messages, allowing drivers to quickly reroute in the event of heavy traffic or another unexpected road delay.

As the innovation and technology demands expand and get bigger, Telkomsel IoT FleetSight for vehicle telematics will give your companies the visibility to your fleet down to the driver’s, vehicle, and cargo condition. Telkomsel also invites the leaders and their companies to transform today and ensure the future technological developments.

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