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Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 03:16
Getting the message

Ctrack, which provides vehicle monitoring and fleet management technology, introduced a new product last December, called Ctrack On-the-Road (OTR). It has been designed “with road safety in mind,” and is based on Android and uses a full colour touch screen to enhance driver experience.

It is a “complete on-board messaging and navigation system”, which assists fleet operators in saving time and money through advanced navigation, optimal routing, voice functionality, task management, messaging, and driver behaviour attributes, ensuring improved productivity and operational efficiency.
The product offers task management, which is integrated with navigation functions to assist fleet managers with route planning and assignment of tasks for the day. By optimising their drivers’ routes, OTR helps lessen distance travelled and cuts fuel and maintenance costs. With real time traffic information drivers are routed around roads with congested traffic and a built-in front-view video camera for recording or taking snapshots of an accident helps determine what might have gone wrong.
For heavy or special sized commercial vehicles, the on-board route navigation can be set to include the truck’s weight and size constraints for its route planning and navigation.


The OTR communication system integrates seamlessly into a fleet and is easily configured into cars, vans, trucks and heavy duty vehicles, providing an all-in-one vehicle tracking and fleet communications solutions. The terminal includes voice communication and allows voice calls to predefined numbers or instant messaging, which can only be accessed by the driver if the van or truck is stationary, promoting safety, better driving and efficiency.
Benefits include:
• Reduced or optimized driving distance
• Reduced fleet cost and fuel usage
• Improved productivity
• Increased customer service by faster task completion, deliveries and turnaround times
• Increased safety and better driving habits
• Cost saving features by means of lower vehicle maintenance and services expenses
“Ctrack is continuously identifying and redefining innovative applications and future telematics trends. The concept of a total fleet management is gathering momentum offering deeper fleet analysis and a productive measure to improve operational efficiencies,” says Nick Vlok, CEO of DigiCore, supplier of Ctrack.
 

Copyright © Insurance Times and Investments® Vol:27.2 1st February, 2014
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