Insight: Smartphone-based fleet telematics system from GreenRoad set for 2013 launch
We recently met with leading UK fleet publication; Fleet News to demonstrate the NEW GreenRoad Smartphone edition. This is what they reported…
GPS-based telematics is about to go low cost with the launch of a smartphone app. The GreenRoad smartphone edition (code-named ‘Asimov’) will initially be available on Android, with an iPhone edition launching in the first quarter of 2013.
It removes the need to fit hardware and promises to provide the same accuracy of data as any other GPS-based system, but at a fraction of the cost.
GreenRoad is the first telematics provider to offer this service and has done so to capitalize on the growth in smartphone use.
In September, it questioned 170 fleet decision-makers about the use of smartphones in the workplace. Two-thirds reported that most of their managers now carried a smartphone at work, while 61% said most of their drivers had smartphones with them on the job.
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