TeleNav adds Vehicle Manager via Sprint

TeleNav announced the addition of TeleNav Vehicle Manager to its Mobile Resource Management (MRM) product line. According to the company, TeleNav Vehicle Manager — powered by Turnpike and available exclusively from Sprint — combines vehicle diagnostics and IFTA fuel tax filing with GPS-enabled navigation, tracking, wireless forms and wireless timecards.

“With TeleNav Vehicle Manager, we are able to offer customers a solution to help them improve compliance management and better compete through automation of IFTA fuel tax filings, including mileage driven,” says Ravi Acharya, associate director of B2B marketing for TeleNav. “All of this is available at a fraction of the cost of many onboard solutions.”

The company says TeleNav Vehicle Manager uses an electronic onboard recorder (EOBR) paired (via Bluetooth) with a GPS-enabled wireless phone to gather and submit engine diagnostics, driver performance information, odometer readings, mileage reports, wireless forms and wireless timecards. The wireless phone also enables tracking of vehicles en route, providing better control of fleet and logistics operations, and gives drivers audible turn-by-turn directions to increase safety and reduce fuel consumption, the company says.

“We are very excited to be the first carrier to offer this comprehensive solution for the transportation industry,” says Tim Donahue, vice president of marketing for iDEN, Sprint.