While these features are being offered on the new Tata FleetMan, they will also be remotely applied to existing vehicles which have been fitted with Tata FleetMan via Firmware over the air application. The upgrade will be conducted without any inconvenience caused to driver and will not interfere in the normal day to day operation of the vehicle in question.
Through the launch of these new features, fleet owners will be able to receive constant updates about the management of their fleets via Smartphones, thanks to Tata FleetMan Mobile Application. It is available for free download on Android and Apple platforms allowing tracking of vehicle all over the country on Google Maps.
Harsh Braking and Sudden Acceleration Alerts permits customers to monitor driver while this will go a long way in reducing accidents. Idling Management reduces vehicle idling time thus reducing fuel consumption while the fourth feature added to FleetMan is a 256 bit encryption which safeguards the fleet tracking data from any sort of malicious usage.
Mumbai, November 14, 2013: Tata FleetMan, India’s leading Fleet Telematics Service from Tata Motors today announced the launch of four exciting new features. These features enhance economy, safety and communication security of fleet operations besides making Tata Fleetman accessible on the mobile platform.
The four new features are –
• Tata FleetMan Mobile Application
• Idiling Management
• Monitoring of sudden acceleration and Harsh braking
• 256 bit encryption of all data communication
In a technological breakthrough, the features were remotely made available on all existing vehicles fitted with Tata Fleetman through a FOTA (Firmware over the air) upgrade. The fully automatic process was conducted without either disturbing the normal operation of the vehicles or any intervention from the driver/owner.
Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors Ltd. said, “The Tata FleetMan Telematics and Fleet management service has been further developed to address pressing concerns of the transport industry. The Tata FleetMan mobile application, FOTA capability, and the new features launched, demonstrate the great strides Tata Motors has made in the high technology world of Fleet Telematics. They also underscore our commitment to provide added value to our Commercial vehicle customers through enhancements in productivity, safety and economy of their operations.”
Now fleet owners can track and manage their fleets conveniently on their Smartphones, with the all new Tata FleetMan Mobile Application. The App will be made available through free download on both Android as well as Apple platforms. The App employs contemporary user interfaces to enable live vehicle tracking all over the country on Google maps, while conveying specific events through notifications and alerts.
Tata FleetMan has also launched other unique features such as Harsh Braking and sudden Acceleration Alerts that help customers monitor driver performance and reduce accidents and Idling Management which helps fleet operators monitor and minimize vehicle idling, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
In an Industry first, Tata FleetMan has incorporated 256 bit encryption of all data communication to secure sensitive fleet tracking data from malicious use.
Tata FleetMan is a Fleet Telematics service launched by Tata Motors for deployment in commercial vehicles. An extremely versatile solution it lends itself to both OE (original equipment) as well as aftermarket fitment. It can be provided on the whole range of Tata Commercial vehicles, as well as non-Tata vehicles for mixed fleet owners. Tata FleetMan is marketed and supported by Tata Motors all-India commercial vehicle dealer and service network.