What is telematics? Let us explain.

telematics meaning


In your search for GPS tracking, you might have heard the term “telematics.” Basically, telematics is the heart of what we do at Satmo Vehicle Tracking. We use the positional data from the vehicle tracking unit to be able to give businesses a full compliment of information about the location, speed, activity of their vehicles and drivers.

Telematics allows each worker within your organisation to be more efficient. Making each job that bit easier. Keeping track of your fleet. Reducing your operating expenses, while increasing customer satisfaction, productivity, and the safety of your fleet.

How does telematics work?

The system works by taking GPS information and running it through our software. This will give all our users a real-time update on what their fleet are doing. The data that you can get from a vehicle tracking unit is extensive, and gives you more information than just where your vehicle is.

When you log into your online tracking site, you can view each member of your fleet on a map, and you can see:

  • the current status of the vehicle
    • driving
    • parked up
    • idling
  • where it is
  • where it has been
  • start and end time of each trip
  • the location of the start and end of each trip
  • routes taken
  • speeds travelled

This data is all useful if you are trying to streamline your fleet. You can use the information to make sure that the drivers are using your vehicles correctly. That your runs are scheduled effectively. And to ensure that your jobs are all completed.

Your back office team can use the system to preempt problems. Maybe they can see that one of your drivers is idling for a long period of time? A call to the driver to see if everything is OK will potentially cut down your time off the road, and will ensure that your drivers know that you care.

If you are looking for GPS vehicle tracking, make sure you are choosing a fleet management system that gives you 24/7 online access to your secure software with “live” reporting.  This will help everything about managing a fleet more efficient and cost effective.  When you hear the word “Telematics” think Satmo Vehicle Tracking.


Fiona Taylor is the Sales Manager at award winning Satmo Vehicle Tracking. If you feel you need help with your fleet, want to gain back control, save some money and time then please get in touch.

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