GE adds point-of-interest, geofencing to telematics product

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GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services announced today, Sept. 11, that it recently added point-of-interest information uploading and geofencing functionality to its telematics product. Point-of-interest information, in combination with geofence technology, is designed to provide precise monitoring of a vehicle’s location, record all entry and exit of vehicles from predetermined boundaries, and promote notification when these events occur.

In addition to reporting the status and location of a vehicle and driver, GE says its telematics product takes it one step further and makes it possible for customers to upload point-of-interest information, such as a customer’s list of important addresses. GE says it provides customers with reports on how frequently the vehicle stopped at a point-of-interest, how long the vehicle stayed at a point-of-interest and if the visit to the point-of-interest took place during working hours or after hours. This additional functionality is intended to help GE customers in effectively meeting their customers’ service needs while managing both driver and asset utilization.

GE says customers have anytime access to comprehensive, customized telematics reporting through my.Dashboard and my.Reports, the company’s Web-based reporting applications. Two point-of-interest reports have been added to complement existing real-time performance data and scheduling/routing reporting functionality, according to the company; in addition, my.Reports includes run-by-date reporting features and in-depth customization for robust, detailed vehicle reporting and analysis.

GE says its telematics product combines both asset optimization with work force productivity:

  • Asset optimization provides vehicle location (GPS/GIS) functionality and reports, such as key performance indicators, exceptions and alerts that are focused on fleet operating and lifecycle costs; these metrics range from fuel consumption savings opportunities to excessive engine idling; and
  • Work force productivity provides scheduling and route optimization of the work force; capabilities include vehicle location tracking and exception monitoring.
  • GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services (www.gefleet.com) based in Eden Prairie, Minn, is a global fleet management company with operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GE Capital Solutions (www.ge.com/capitalsolutions) provides leasing, lending and capital investment products and services.