# Tracking

Device Pilot – Automotive Telematics Case Study

Published on December 03, 2019

Application

The application measures the location of devices, miles traveled, driver schedules, and container temperature.

Problem

The telematics company must comply with local legislation in an efficient and easy way that does not slow daily operations unduly.

Solution

Device Pilot and Pod Group platform integration shows connectivity, analytics and geolocation data in one easy to understand interface.

Introduction

Due to legislation regarding the hours that a driver may work it is vital that this telematics company is able to track the hours and schedules of drivers. They must ensure that their drivers do not work more than the regulated amount of hours without a minimum rest time.  To manage the schedules of multiple drivers working across several countries is complicated. By using the tracking data from their IoT devices in combination with Device Pilot’s platform they are able to track how long each driver has been working, when they need to take a break, and whether there is another driver in the area who can take over if it is necessary to complete the delivery quickly. Pod Group’s reliable connectivity works across borders and in areas of poor signal, ensuring that data from their IoT devices is always captured. The temperature sensors in their IoT devices allow them to ensure that the perishable goods they transport are maintained within the correct temperature ranges. By recording this in Device Pilot’s platform it enables them to show the evidence to health inspectors if required.

Application

The combination of Pod Group’s connectivity and Device Pilot’s platform allows the customers to ensure that SIMs are online at all times and that geolocation is working. The telematics customer uses the data visualization tools provided by Device Pilot to streamline processes and increase efficiencies. They track where their devices have been, how long delivery took to various locations, whether their drivers are meeting targets, and the distance traveled by each truck. With this information, they are able to plan maintenance schedules and ensure that their trucks are maintained in good working order and serviced when needed. They can monitor driver efficiency and locate any pain points which may be preventing routes from being completed in good time. They can track drivers’ hours worked, allowing them to ensure that drivers get sufficient rest and making payroll tasks simpler and quicker each month. By tracking their hours worked it allows them to easily comply with local legislation regarding working hours. As well as geolocation they also use temperature sensors in their refrigerated vehicles. This allows them to ensure and prove that they are operating under local health and safety laws and that foodstuffs have been kept at the correct temperature.

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About the Company

We explore an example case study for a telematics company that moves perishable cargo across borders. They use Pod Group’s connectivity and Device Pilot’s IoT analytics software. They need to comply with local legislation regarding acceptable temperature ranges of perishable cargo and hours worked by drivers.

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