Iveco Australia launches its own telematics platform
Posted: 18-Nov-2020 |

Iveco’s local arm has introduced its own telematics system for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Following what it calls an extensive local development phase, the new platform is designed and manufactured in its Melbourne plant specifically for local and New Zealand markets.

It is now fitted as standard equipment on every heavy duty Euro 6 ACCO, Euro 6 X-Way and Euro 5 Stralis model in the Iveco range built from September 2020, and also comes with a 12-month complimentary subscription.

It can be retrofitted on applicable models.

On the telematics features, Iveco notes it provides live GPS tracking, geo-fencing of operating areas and/or restricted zones, and trip information including trip details and trip reports.

The system’s driver monitoring capabilities include harsh braking and acceleration alerts, moving and stationary over-revving alerts, over-speed, over-speed limit and over-idling alerts.

The software can provide driver scorecard and productivity reports to help improve driving techniques and overall efficiency.

On the safety front, the system offers vehicle roll-over and impact alerts, while a theft prevention feature can mitigate risk through tracking and providing notification if a breaching of geo-fenced areas occurs, or if the vehicle is moved without the ignition being actuated.

To assist in minimising vehicle downtime, the system also provides detailed insights into vehicle operating data, including odometer and engine hour readings, scheduled maintenance reporting, ‘tell-tale’ activity reporting, battery voltage level and engine coolant, engine oil and transmission fluid alerts.

"As a standard package, Iveco Telematics provides logistics operators and other road transport businesses with a comprehensive, full suite of services that many other manufacturers charge additional for," IVECO Australia product manager – telematics Marco Stiffler says.

"In developing the program, we consulted the industry and designed features and functionality to best suit the requirements of our local markets, both in Australia and New Zealand.

"Iveco Telematics provides the end user with a wealth of information that will help bring greater efficiencies to their operations across a number of areas.

"By offering valuable performance insights and monitoring covering parameters such as tracking and routing, safety, driver and vehicle performance, vehicle maintenance and theft avoidance, Iveco Telematics delivers a complete and holistic end-to-end service for users.

"As well as providing extremely useful information to the end user to increase their efficiency, buyers who allow their Iveco dealer to have some visibility into their data can enjoy a range of servicing, maintenance and preventative maintenance benefits that will minimise downtime by ensuring correct parts are in stock prior to servicing."

All data from Iveco Telematics is accessed through a secure portal, where a profile page and dashboard allows users to customise their account details and settings, manage users and access information covering map page and areas, asset trails, live tracking, management of vehicles, groups, drivers and services, alerts, reporting, vehicle transfer and help.

It is available in app form for Apple and Android devices.

For fleet operators using their own telemetry programs, Iveco Telematics can be integrated with their systems.

"We expect that Iveco Telematics will be very well received by IVECO heavy duty truck buyers, particularly medium to large fleets," Stiffler says.

Iveco Telematics is covered by a generous warranty period that matches the standard warranty duration of the vehicle to which it is fitted.

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