Navman Wireless adds Google Maps to fleet management system

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Navman Wireless announced the addition of live traffic and 360° photographic street views to its OnlineAVL2 real-time fleet tracking and management system. The upgrade to the company’s mapping software comes via the addition of Google Maps, using the Google Maps API Premier.

The new features advance OnlineAVL2’s ability to improve fleet productivity and customer service while reducing fuel, labor and vehicle operating costs, the company says.

OnlineAVL2’s new integration with the Google Maps API Premier equips fleet operators with better information for optimizing routing and assisting drivers once they reach their destinations.

Google Map Live Traffic Layer enables dispatchers to make vehicle assignments based on real-time traffic conditions as well as reroute vehicles already dispatched to avoid congestion that will affect service or delivery times.

Google Street View allows dispatchers to zoom, rotate and pan through ground-level street photos to help drivers navigate to locations such as parking lots, delivery docks and building doors when they arrive at their assigned site.

Google Maps is now also the mapping platform used to display real-time GPS-based vehicle location information in the OnlineAVL2 application. The upgrade is included free of charge for all new and existing customers, the company says.

The Google Maps upgrade to OnlineAVL2 is the second major enhancement to Navman Wireless’ fleet tracking and management system in a month. In January, the company announced an interactive drilldown report enabling users to access key performance metrics at any level – including region, subregion, and even month, week and day for individual vehicles – without having to run multiple reports. The new Google Maps features of OnlineAVL2 are available immediately.