Route4Me’s Telematics Integration with Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS Silent Passenger)
Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS) is an innovative leader in fleet tracking, offering an exceptional combination of advanced technologies and comprehensive knowledge. Silent Passenger is VTS’s Software-as-a-Service solution that provides powerful and user-friendly tools for fleet tracking and management. Silent Passenger offers a variety of easy-to-use tools for capturing and using historical as well as live actionable data. With Silent Passenger, users can easily optimize vehicle routes for saving more time and cutting undesired expenses. Silent Passenger provides real-time status updates that can show drivers’ locations, driving speed, periodic maintenance alerts, and other data that can help to increase drivers’ safety and efficiency of their activities. To ensure accountability, Silent Passenger allows customizing reports for monitoring vehicle usage and service hours, as well as precisely estimating operational costs and expenses. (source) Route4Me’s partnership with Vehicle Tracking Solutions provides fast and smooth tracking experience in a reliable and effortless manner.
Establishing a Telematics Connection with Vehicle Tracking Solutions
To establish a telematics connection with Vehicle Tracking Solutions, first, log into your Route4Me account. Next, go to the “My Account” tab from the navigation menu and then select “Telematics Gateway” respectively.
On the “Telematics Gateway” page, click “Add Telematics Connection” in the top left corner of the screen.
Next, input the name/alias for the connection into the corresponding field (i.e., the name of the telematics vendor, etc.).
Then, select “VTS SilentPassenger” from the “Telematics Vendor” drop-down menu.
After that, input your Vehicle Tracking Solutions API key into the corresponding field.
Then, define the preferred “Vehicle Position Refresh Rate” in the corresponding field.
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.
Finally, check the authorization box at the bottom of the window to agree with Route4Me’s Terms and Use policy and then click “Save” to finish.
Once the telematics connection is successfully established, it is displayed respectively on the “Telematics Gateway” page. In the “Synced Vehicle Count” column, you can view the percentage of the successfully synchronized vehicles. To edit the corresponding connection, click on the gear icon next to it and then select the preferred option.
Viewing Your Vehicle Tracking Solutions Vehicles in Your Route4Me Account
After successfully establishing the connection with your Vehicle Tracking Solutions account, all vehicles are automatically imported and re-synchronized into your Route4Me account. To access your vehicles list, go to the “Team” tab from the navigation menu and then select “Vehicles” respectively.
All imported vehicles become available on the “Vehicles” page in your Route4Me account and can be edited respectively.
You can assign your imported vehicles to already planned routes, as well as to the routes that are being planned.
The data received from Vehicle Tracking Solutions is automatically associated with the ID numbers of the corresponding vehicles. You can track the activity of your vehicles in real time using the Route Editor or the Routes Map. To bring up your vehicles’ locations and tracking history on the map, first, click “Tracking,” then hover your mouse cursor over “Route,” and finally, select one of the corresponding timeframes from the list.
When your vehicles are out in the field, their tracking data is captured by Vehicle Tracking Solutions and sent to Route4Me where it is evaluated and processed. Then, 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.