Route4Me’s Telematics Integration with Webfleet Solutions
Webfleet Solutions is an award-winning fleet management solution that enables users to real-time track and trace their vehicles, reduce fuel, maintenance, and labor costs, save admin time with easy and reliable mileage registration, optimize routes and cut driving times, get actionable insights in fleet performance, as well as integrate with users’ existing business applications. (source)
Establishing a Telematics Connection with Webfleet Solutions
To establish a telematics connection with Webfleet Solutions, first, go to “Telematics Gateway” from the navigation menu. Next, on the “Telematics Gateway” page, click on the “Add Telematics Connection” button in the top left corner of the screen.
After that, input the custom name/alias for the telematics connection into the corresponding field and then, select “TomTom” from the “Telematics Vendor” drop-down list.
Next, input your Webfleet Solutions account ID, user name, and password into the corresponding fields.
After that, define the preferred “Vehicle Position Refresh Rate” in the corresponding field. To finish establishing the telematics connection, check the authorization box at the bottom of the window to agree with Route4Me’s Terms and Use policy, and then click on the “Save” button.
The Vehicle Position Refresh Rate is the frequency at which Route4Me’s telematics gateway retrieves vehicle tracking data from the corresponding telematics partner. Most telematics vendors receive and store data between 1 and 5 minutes, while other vendors can capture data at a higher frequency. With Route4Me, you are able to set up the preferred Vehicle Position Refresh Rate and extract the tracking data as quickly as every second.
Once the telematics connection is successfully established, it is displayed on the “Telematics Gateway” page where you can manage it accordingly. In the “Synced Vehicle Count” column, you can view the percentage of the successfully synchronized vehicles. To modify the corresponding connection, click on the gear icon next to it.
Viewing Your Webfleet Solutions Vehicles in Your Route4Me Account
After successfully establishing the connection, depending on your Webfleet Solutions account settings, all corresponding vehicles are automatically imported into your Route4Me account. To access your Route4Me Vehicles List, go to “Vehicles” from the navigation menu. After importing vehicles from your Webfleet Solutions account into your Route4Me account, you can manage the imported vehicles accordingly (learn how).
The data received from Webfleet Solutions is automatically associated with the ID numbers of the corresponding vehicles. You can track the activity of your vehicles in near real-time using the Route Editor or the Routes Map. To bring up your vehicles’ current location and tracking history on the map, first, click “Tracking,” then hover your cursor over “Route,” and finally, select the preferred timeframe from the list (learn more).
When your vehicles are out in the field, their tracking data is captured by Webfleet Solutions and sent to Route4Me where it is evaluated and processed. After that, Route4Me automatically associates the data with the corresponding vehicles and provides all available real-time and historical tracking information in the form of statistics, relevant metrics, and actionable intelligence. For your convenience, vehicles’ icons can be changed to the logos of the corresponding telematics vendors (i.e., when you have integrations with multiple telematics vendors).
NOTE: It may take up to 60 seconds for the vehicle(s) to appear on the map.
Route4Me’s Telematics4Me solution provides the list of all telematics vendors that are currently available in the world. On the Telematics4Me page, you can view comprehensive information and main features of all available telematics vendors, as well as compare them side by side. Comparing different telematics vendors enables you to choose the ones that fully accommodate the particular needs of your unique business or business model.