GPS tracking vs Telematics
- what's the difference

What is telematics?

A telematics system includes a vehicle tracking device installed in a vehicle that generates data  including GPS position, speed, idling time, driver behavior such as harsh acceleration or braking and engine diagnostics such as fuel consumption, vehicle faults, and more.

What is GPS tracking?

GPS tracking refers to Global Positioning System. When referring to fleets, GPS tracking uses the Global Positioning System (GPS ) to monitor the activity of tracked assets such as vehicles, workers and equipment.

What is the difference between telematics and GPS tracking?

These days, the 2 phrases are interchangeable. GPS tracking and telematics refers to the electronic device that is used to capture GPS location data, engine diagnostics such as speed, idle time, fuel consumption and driver behavior.

What are the benefits of fleet management?
GPS tracking and telematics is often interchangeable with fleet management. Fleet management technology can help businesses to enhance their operations in a number of key areas including:
  • Reduced idle time
  • Improved driver safety
  • Improved fleet maintenance
  • Real time insights
  • Automated reports and insights into fleet operations
  • Manage fuel and maintenance costs
  • Real-time visibility into fleet
  • Manual data entry elimination
  • Clear Operational Visibility
What is vehicle telematics data?

As mentioned, the vehicle telematics device monitors and collects data on vehicles, providing insight including:

  • Fuel consumption
  • Oil pressure
  • Distance travelled,
  • RPM
  • Idle time
  • Engine fault codes
  • Driver behavior such as harsh acceleration
  • Braking
  • Lane changing
  • GPS location data
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