Some of the global drivers for diversity in telematic trends have shaped Gurtam's approach towards development and inovation. As a global trendsetter and leader in telematics, Wialon keeps on strengthening its presence across the different markets and industry domains. Gurtam is very proactive towards new opportunities, which inevitably affects the product architecture. Although change doesn't happen overnight, some of the new features designed to improve system functionality and increase customer satisfaction, will already become available in the first quarter of 2015.
Wialon isn't just about fleet management, over the years Gurtam partners have signifficantly expanded its applications in a number of domains with a big variety of services. Moreover, in this approach everyone's a winner ‒ from insurance and logistics companies to individual drivers. The new algorithm for driver’s behavior analysis will become available in Wialon already at the end of February. Calculation will be based on data received from a telematic device with the following parameters taken into account ‒ speed limits violations, harsh acceleration, harsh braking, cornering. Custom parameters (sensor data) may also be taken into account. The system of norms and standards can be easily adjusted for speficic vehicle types and drivers; and it’s up to integrators to develop their approaches towards penalties/rewards based on Eco-Driving results. A range of hardware manufactures have already been contacted to ensure that Eco-Driving algorithms are working on their devices. Among the stakeholders of this new enchancement one can easily find Insurance companies, open to new revenue streams in fleet management.
Wialon's own routing module provides a capability to indicate a route based on Gurtam Maps, which is another significant expansion of the platform's capabilities. Wialon route optimization will become component to a number of applications, and used in several Apps, Delivery Service and Gurtam Maps in particular. Compared to a number of map providers such as Google, Yandex, Wialon's own route planner will allow to properly arrange the internal system's work . Wialon Route engine. It's uniquely tailored to the transportation needs of its customers and will be ready for use by the end of February.
The Locator feature allows to easily share the unit location with an external party via providing a web link to them. Clicking that link opens up a browser that shows that unit on the map. In the new version of the Locator it is now possible to also show geofences and POIs. Additionally, a user can now set expiration date/time for the link. These enchancements have been requested by our numerous partners via our Wialon forum community, and we are very excited to release this update of the Locator! The new feature will be of great use for taxi services, delivery services and distribution companies.
Having taken into account the AETR (European Agreement Concerning the Work of Crews of Vehicles Engaged in International Road Transport) specifics, we improved the remote DDD files downloading. Our new TachoManager App, already available in Wialon, is now used for managing DDD files from the tachograph. Files are parsed and bound to drivers in Wialon and can be uploaded automatically (through GPS tracker) or manually by normal file upload method. Additionally, Gurtam will develop another App named TachoView that will be based on international specifics of International Road Transport standards. TachoView will contain specifics on all countries, where Tachograph regilations are present.
Upon numerous requests from our European partners on Gurtam forum and several addresses sent to the company, we enriched the quality of our popular Driving LogBook app. Now filling out the LogBook will be more automated that will certainly ease the work for our European partners who used the current App version. The new LogBook version will be available on market in March 2015. In nearest future Wialon customers will be able to try all the qualitative system improvements. We hope the above updates will help your tracking solution even more differentiated and valuable to your customers!