MyGeotab Release 2004 – What’s New?

MyGeotab 2004 release notes

MyGeotab release 2004 preview notes were published on October 23. It seems like we just announced the updates for MyGeotab release 2003 and the 2004 release is already upon us. Time flies! Here are just the highlights of what’s coming.

Much of what you will see below is only available in feature preview. To select the feature preview option, follow the instructions at this link (click here). Also, we thought it far too much to throw at you all at once, so we are sharing just our favorites. To see it all, including updates to the SDK, just visit the Geotab Blog.

New MyGeotab UI Design

Much has been redesigned in the look and feel of the user interface. The new and improved design focuses on drawing the eye to the important areas of the page. It uses simple and clean colors and fonts. The navigation icons have been redesigned to focus on the meaning behind each symbol. Color is used to clearly indicate the currently selected item. Buttons and components have been updated to be more intuitive and to follow modern patterns. The new design is ready to be used immediately with no re-training required.

Areas where you will see these design changes are the dashboard, vehicles page, users, zones, speed profile, trailers, groups, system settings, rules and rules edit, DVIR pages, customer visits, map and trips history, routes, help guide, custom reports, risk management, and engine measurements. That’s almost everywhere! Please let Geotab know what you think of the new changes by filling out this feedback survey.

MyGeotab release 2004 vehicles

Scheduled Reports

Do you prefer to receive a notification your scheduled report is available instead of an email attachment? For customers who have security in mind, there is a new setting available. In System Settings > Privacy Settings, there is now an option that allows you to choose whether or not you want to receive your reports as email attachments. You can choose between receiving an email with an attachment or just a notification with instructions on where to go in MyGeotab to download it. There is also a new option in the upper right corner to select My Reports.

Area Activity Search in MyGeotab Release 2004

Have you ever needed to investigate what happened in a particular area over a specific period of time? Perhaps you got a call from someone saying one of your drivers did not pick up a load last Friday at 4pm? Now you can easily search on the map when this happens. Simply zoom in to the area, click the particular location, select Area Activity, and enter your date and time range. MyGeotab takes you to the Trips History page, where the exact vehicles that were in the area and trips that happened during that time are displayed. Please note that you may need to adjust your zoom level before the Area Activity feature becomes available.
Area Activity search

Show Traffic settings

Many users leverage the Show Traffic setting on the live map to better manage their fleet. For ease of use, MyGeotab will now remember if you have turned this setting on the next time you log in.

Adding Vehicles without device serial numbers

You can now add vehicles into the system without a device serial number. Some of the use cases for this feature are:

  • If you know the vehicle you plan on installing a telematics device in, but don’t have the device yet, you can now add the vehicle into the system. Have everything set up with the appropriate name, groups, license plate, and other information, then add the serial number when the device is received.
  • When you have assets that you want to do inspections against or set maintenance reminders for, but may not need a telematics device for, those assets can now be added to MyGeotab.

If you are interested in testing this feature, let us know as it is not available by default. Please note that functionality is very limited without a telematics device.

Custom keys for drivers

Third-party keys for drivers can now be added as custom keys in MyGeotab. Simply open the Edit User page and add the key under the Driver tab, or add the key under the same tab when adding a new user.

Select all functionality now checks for applied filters.

Previously, when using the select all functionality on relevant pages, such as Vehicles and Users, the system did not check for applied filters. Finally, the change was made to apply any filters chosen on the page when performing bulk actions such as editing.

MyGeotab Release 2004 no need to know database name to reset password

Users no longer need to enter their database name as a part of the reset password process. Most end users were not aware of the database name, so it has been removed as a requirement and replaced by a CAPTCHA form to prevent misuse.

Percentage over speed limit

Some regions of the world assess speeding fines based upon a percentage over the speed limit. You can now choose how you want to monitor speeding based on a value or a percentage.

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    • Track compliance and levels of service
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Introducing Geotab Keyless Entry Solution

Geotab Keyless Entry

Contributed by Kim Thoman

 

Streamlining fleet technology is what we do, and it just keeps getting better! Introducing the launch of Geotab Keyless. Designed to help right-size your fleet, this secure and scalable solution will also assist in maximizing vehicle usage and reducing the cost of vehicle ownership. Geotab Keyless is an economical robust solution that assists in the delivery of keyless entry and remote vehicle access with the benefit of added security features.

What type of fleets will benefit from Geotab Keyless?

What type of fleets will benefit from Geotab Keyless?

  • Motorpool – Corporate or government fleets that only need vehicles on an occasional basis or a fleet manager who needs to pool vehicles together for multiple drivers to share can access vehicles anytime and anywhere with Geotab Keyless.
  • Car Share – Whenever your car share customers are ready, this real-time solution is here to bring them closer any day, any hour or minute.
  • Dealerships – Test driving has never been this convenient. Give your team access to digital keys to provide a harmonious customer experience.

Highlighted features include:

Highlighted features include:

  • Works for all vehicle makes and models that support keyfob entry.
  • Offers the ability to lock and unlock vehicles via Bluetooth connection on a driver’s smartphone, using NFC fobs and/or through the GO device’s cellular connection.
  • Helps provide secured access to vehicles using a third-party phone app even when parked outside cellular coverage areas.
  • Enables multiple drivers to share vehicles without the need for physical key handoffs.
  • Helps to eliminate lost, broken or stolen keys and prevents vehicle lock-outs.
  • Helps limit vehicle access to authorized users only or restricts access to particular time periods.
  • Integrates with a number of best-in-class reservation systems.
Enjoy the convenience of locking and unlocking vehicles through your smartphone, while benefiting from connected vehicle insights. Improve fleet efficiency, optimize resources and more with this best-in-class digital key solution.

New Geotab Harnesses and Harness Kits

New Geotab Harnesses for New Truck Connections

Geotab recently announced a series of new harnesses and kits for use with Geotab GO devices. These include adaptable harnesses and fuse connectors designed to work with vehicle-specific engines in global markets. With a wide variety of applications, universal fuse connectors have been added that may help minimize complexity, reduce installation time, and improve safety.

GO9 telematic devices installed on the newest harnesses from Geotab are capable of much more than you may expect. New harnesses were previously introduced to capture more data on the newer Volvo, Mack, and Hino trucks. The harness offering continues to expand to address more assets and more applications.

Volvo and Mack Fuse Panel Installs

For quite a few years most telematic devices were connected to the diagnostic ports. Connecting to a fuse panel can be a bit daunting the first time. It is confusing at first glance, but actually is a straightforward installation process with connections in easy reach, but still out of sight. Ultimately, with computer networks becoming more sophisticated on trucks such as Volvo and Mack, connecting telematics technology to the fuse panel reduces potential error codes or other issues.

The Newest Geotab Harnesses and Harness Kits

The table below lists all new kits along with a brief description. These kits may be used to replace existing harnesses or kits. If the new kit you need is not yet available, you can continue to order harnesses and kits currently on offer.
The table below lists the new harnesses for the GO Rugged device along with a brief description.

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Smarter Fleets = Value

Finding increasing value in the data you are collecting is a tough job, especially in today’s uncertain economic climate. As health, EMS, and public safety spending increase and tax revenues decrease, Government fleet managers are being asked to do more with less, and without sacrificing safety and compliance. Telematics is an amazing tool to analyze your operations, pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, all while ensuring that safety and compliance are maintained at the highest levels.

Smarter Fleets = Insight

Learn more about tracking compliance and levels of service for your Public Works fleet, strategies that will help blaze a path forward to your electrification goals and how telematics goes beyond its traditional use as a fleet management tool to optimize smart transportation and Vision Zero initiatives.

Learn how to manage mixed fleets and assets including Public Works to:

  • Track compliance and levels of service
  • Monitor material usage
  • Maintain core services citizens depend on

Build an electrification strategy tailored to your specific fleet’s needs:

  • See how an EV Suitability Assessment can blaze a path forward to your future electric fleet
  • Identify crucial EV specific data collection and use

Hear how data can be transformed into actionable smart city insights to:

  • Understand local transportation patterns, traffic safety and road conditions
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Justify investments in digital infrastructure

Presented by Chris Jackson, AVP, Government Business Development, Public Works and Smart Cities at GEOTAB

Chris Jackson

Meet the Presenter

Having begun his career in the Government industry over 20 years ago with the 407 Express Toll Route; Chris has always been involved in telematics by leading several successful intelligent transportation system projects, which involved early adoption stages of telematics at the turn of the century. He transitioned quickly from being within a Government agency using telematics, to being part of the telematics vendor community working with Government groups across North America in successful implementations of their telematics needs; ranging from small municipalities, to large City, Provincial, and State agencies.