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IVMS - In-Vehicle Monitoring System

By Jackson Hand December 15, 2020

How an In Vehicle Monitoring System (IVMS) can help your fleet 

Improving safety, productivity and fuel efficiency in the fleet management sector has become a priority in order to maintain the competitiveness of companies. The boom in the use of In Vehicle Monitoring Systems (IVMS) is unstoppable. In Australia, more and more vehicle fleets are implementing these intelligent vehicle tracking systems to help improve safety, performance and energy efficiency.

We are living a real revolution of fleet management marked by a digital transformation from basic GPS technology that can show vehicle locations as just dots on a map. This digital transformation of fleet management has a direct impact on such strategic areas as customer service, innovation, energy efficiency, and cost reduction. For a company this implies a better competitive position to help keep one step ahead of the competition. 

IVMS units have the potential to provide a global fleet management platform that helps you drive your business forward. IVMS solutions can show vehicle locations in near real time as well as detailed vehicle performance and diagnostic information, monitor for hard braking and harsh acceleration and even connect to workers’ mobile phones to assist with operations outside the vehicle. With a 360º view of all your equipment and vehicles on a live map, you can constantly receive insights from your daily operations to help you improve performance with a direct impact on your bottom line. 

Companies that have already implemented IVMS have achieved reduced fuel consumption, improved equipment productivity, reduced number of violations and improved profitability. 

How does IVMS work?

IVMS units are usually installed in a vehicle’s OBDII port and track both GPS vehicle location as well as data from the engine control units such as fuel consumption data, engine idle time, Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and sudden changes in speed.
The devices transmit this data back to a centralised server over cell phone networks to allow fine grained access control for fleet managers via user friendly client software.

Let's dive a little bit more into the potential of In Vehicle Monitoring Systems for your fleet and your whole business: 

Put your team’s safety first

Monitor all the operations of your mobile team to accompany them remotely. With an IVMS system you will be able to see a live view of your vehicle and driver location and act quickly in case of any issues or accidents. You will be able to send help promptly and better protect your equipment and vehicles on-the-go. 

Identify poor driver behaviour. All those bad practices that put the safety of your equipment and vehicles at risk. We are talking about speeding, harsh acceleration, hard braking, rapid entry into curves and not wearing a seat belt. 

Unfortunately, in Australia "39% of worker fatalities were due to a vehicle collision"1. Specifically, "24% of the number of workers who died in occupational accidents belonged to the transport sector"1. It is therefore vital to identify possible malpractices and coach your drivers on a safer and more efficient driving style. 

In vehicle monitoring systems can help us to promote efficient driving between our equipment and vehicles that is characterised by promoting low fuel consumption, a reduction in environmental pollution, greater driving comfort and a reduction in risk on the road. 

Big Data for a better performance

Have a full view of the large amount of data about your fleet's performance in just one easy dashboard. Use important insights like job progress, vehicle activity, idle time, distance travelled, fuel consumption to analyse daily operations and help improve your performance in the field and reduce fleet operations costs.  

Big Data has led to a transformation of fleets and companies but thanks to telematics all this valuable data will be used to help identify the areas of your business that may have room to improve, uncover hidden costs from bad driving behaviour, and detect engine errors before they become a big breakdown. 

Reducing fleet costs is a priority to help your bottom line. A GPS tracking solution may help to reduce your fleet's expenses but also to improve your fleet's day-to-day. 

Improving productivity is a must

View job progress and your team's performance in the field. With better fleet visibility you can take stock of what you have and how your resources have been used. Then you can assess whether they could be used more efficiently to get more things done with fewer resources.
This will help to reduce inactivity periods and align customer needs with your business resources, vehicles and team to help boost productivity.

IVMS make fleet management easier

Telematics is a great ally to help boost your fleet's operations with ease. Supervise all daily operations and have your team and vehicles under control. Fleet managers must protect their team and vehicle and the good news is technology like in vehicle monitoring systems (IVMS) is on your side. 


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Jackson Hand

An industry specialist and regular contributor, dedicated to help businesses of all sizes save money and overcome challenges associated with managing fleets.

Tags: Productivity & Efficiency, Cost Control, Team Management, Safety

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