Route4Me’s Telematics Integration with Storm Telematics
Route4Me’s partnership with Storm Telematics provides integrated route optimization planning, dispatch, and vehicle tracking.
Establishing the Storm Telematics Connection
To establish a telematics connection, first log into your Route4Me account. On the menu to the left, click “Settings” → “Telematics Gateway”.
Click “Add Telematics Connection”.
Type in a name for your connection (it can be anything, such as a company name).
Select “Storm Telematics” in the “Telematics Vendors” drop-down menu.
Next, type in your Storm Telematics username and password.
Finally, click the authorization checkbox at the bottom of the window.
Click “Save” when you’re done.
Viewing Your Storm Telematics Vehicles in Route4Me
After connecting to your Storm Telematics account, the status of your connection will be displayed on the Telematics Gateway page.
Your vehicles are automatically imported and re-synchronized into the account of the corresponding Route4Me user. To access your vehicles list, go to “Team” → “Vehicles”.
All imported vehicle data will be available in this section.
By default, new vehicles are automatically reconciled every minute. You can link a vehicle to a route in two ways: during the route planning process or after the route has been planned.
To link the vehicle to a route during the route planning process, click the “User” tab, then select the appropriate vehicle in the “Assign Vehicle” drop-down list.
To link the vehicle to a planned route, click “Assign Vehicle” in the Routes List.
When tracking data is captured from Storm Telematics, then data sent to Route4Me is evaluated to determine which vehicle (by ID) is associated with this connected vehicle ID. The last-known active route for the corresponding Route4Me vehicle ID is identified, and tracking data is appended into this route’s tracking history.
Data streaming in from Storm Telematics automatically gets associated with that vehicle ID. You will be able to track vehicle activity in the Route Editor or in the Routes Map section. To bring up your vehicle location and tracking history on the map, click “Tracking” → hover your mouse cursor over “Route” → select the timeframe for which you want to show tracking history.
NOTE: It may take up to 60 seconds for your vehicles to show up on the route map.