Telematics has long been considered to be tracking of vehicles with
some degree of calculation to estimate mileage and fuel use based on
GPS tracking. At best this has delivered a “guesstimate” of true
mileage and fuel use. When combined with fuel card use and all the
inherent problems of mileage misreporting, improper purchases, driver
error and fuel theft then true accuracy has always been problematic.
Telematics is now more properly thought of as data obtained from
vehicle networks and combined with positioning data to deliver more
accurate figures. Many fleets however have a mix of vehicles sourced
from various HVG manufacturers as well as cars and vans. The many
and varied standards deployed have made effective deployment a
costly and technically difficult exercise.
TouchStar can offer a single solution that can collect data from all
vehicles - cars and car derived vans, vans, LCVs and HGVs -
irrespective of the many protocols used around the world.
This now means that a single solution can deliver true fuel and
mileage data, CO2 emissions and carbon footprint data, driver style
including throttle, brake, cruise control and driving input as well as
all Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs).
Now true MPG can easily be seen without the need to calculate.
True odometer and mileage based on actual vehicle data is
produced. Precise emissions calculations and Carbon Footprint can
now be seen. Full DTC availability means that maintenance
scheduling becomes a simple task with breakdown prevention and
highlighting of faults automatic ally delivered.