Software & Systems April 25, 2012
Zonar Fuel-based GPS Tracking Technology
Zonar, a provider of electronic fleet inspection, tracking, and operations systems, has added fuel as a fifth dimension to its HD-GPS reporting.
Designed for private and public fleets, Zonar's vehicle telematics platforms have always provided GPS reporting for four dimensions: latitude, longitude, time, and odometer. Now Zonar's telematics platforms will also be able to determine a vehicle's fuel consumption. Fleets will be able to identify which routes and lanes for their vehicles are most and least fuel-efficient.
In addition to five-dimensional data sampling, Zonar's telematics platforms transmit engine fault codes and verified electronic vehicle inspection data in real time. Maintenance personnel can use this information to identify when a vehicle needs to be serviced. It also helps them remotely diagnose vehicles if they break down.
The platform also captures and transmits driver performance metrics including, but not limited to, accelerating too quickly, hard braking, excessive idling, activating the anti-lock brake system (ABS), and activating roll stability control (RSC).