Trak Global Group offers telematics solutions to fleets of all sizes, developing cutting-edge technology to help businesses manage and protect their vehicles as well as reduce driver risk. Using either our hardwired iBox offering or our app-based PhoneBox platform, our fleet solutions are employed by organisations in the UK and internationally across various sectors.
The value of telematics to any organisation operating a fleet of vehicles is broad and varied, and spans a range of functional benefits and market applications. Our iBox and PhoneBox platforms have their own respective merits against these different market applications, and here are just some of the use cases that our clients around the world deploy them for:
Our i-Box solution is utilised by many large fleet operators and daily rental companies for the purpose of asset tracking, enabling them to see where their vehicles are in real-time. Geo-fencing and POI alerts make it possible to detect when rental vehicles are off-hired, for example; similarly, they can be used to flag whether distribution vehicle delivery drops have been made on-time; or they can identify when a fleet vehicle has entered an unauthorised zone, such as a border crossing or vehicle repair centre.
The T6, our i-Box telematics device, is Thatcham CAT 6 certified, so is perfectly equipped to counter the growing levels of car theft that are prevalent across Europe. Our engineering team is able to carry out covert, security fits at individual vehicle or fleet level, and in the event that we are made aware that a vehicle has been stolen, our monitoring team is able to coordinate interactions with the authorities and approved repatriation agencies to recover it.
There’s an increasing duty of care burden on fleet operators, particularly employers, to ensure that their vehicles are being driven safely and responsibly, particularly when being driven for work purposes. Both our i-Box and PhoneBox platforms have been designed to permit the optional capture and algorithmic analysis of driver behaviour data to a high degree of accuracy, and to then provide feedback to both driver and fleet manager through intuitive, data-rich online portals and smartphone apps.
Thanks to the advanced chipset and highly-sensitive accelerometers within the T6 telematics unit, users of our i-Box platform benefit from the system’s ability to detect when an impact has taken place, and for it to trigger alerts to the client’s monitoring team so that interventions and assistance can be provided appropriately. In addition to this enhancing the duty of care, the post-accident analysis of the circumstances of an accident means that liability of fault can be established, and any ensuing insurance claims settled quickly and cost effectively.
The highly accurate journey recording capabilities of both our i-Box and PhoneBox platforms mean that vehicle mileage can be tracked, monitored and reconciled very reliably – be this against the permitted mileage of a vehicle against its rental or lease term agreement; or against an employee mileage reimbursement claim. An optional, configurable module within the PhoneBox driver app even lets the driver compile and submit their expense claim at source, with total accuracy and the ability to distinguish journeys made for business or privately.
Black Box telematics
Mobile app telematics
Appy Fleet is a smartphone-based telematics solution underpinned by Trak Global group’s PhoneBox platform. Launched in 2016, with the aim of providing businesses with a free and easy way to improve the safety and management of their mobile workforce, it is available on iOS, Android and Windows. A disruptor in the fleet telematics landscape, Appy Fleet also helped the group develop and test innovative technology internally before releasing its public offering, simultaneously improving and optimising the PhoneBox platform.
The Appy Fleet solution is made up of a Manager Portal and a Driver App, and is a key driver in helping businesses reduce accident rates, save money on fuel bills and optimise overall efficiency of their fleet and mobile teams. The app is paired to one or more vehicles to enable the tracking of journeys and driver identification, with no intervention needed from the driver following the initial pairing. Unlike other app-based solutions which rely on motion detection, Appy Fleet’s unique Bluetooth tethering system enables reliable journey recording, accurately detecting when a journey starts and finishes.
In a bid to help businesses operate safer fleets and fulfil its aim of making roads safer, Appy Fleet offers its core solution absolutely free. With large clients and high-profile corporate partnerships, Appy Fleet – already being used by safety-conscious organisations of all sizes in the USA and France and the UK – is scaling rapidly across the world.
While these fresh driver behaviour statistics may in reality single out a very small number of motorists, one crash or life lost is too many