Owning, operating and maintaining a vehicle fleet is a big expense, so more organisations are turning to advanced tools to maximise those assets. Before Google Maps, Teletrac Navman used a hybrid tracking solution including an in-house map engine. The system was a drain on cost and engineering resources to keep data current and up-to-date. Map data updates required hours of the engineering team’s time.
With Google Maps, Teletrac Navman customers see a visual display of their fleets, updated in real-time. Reverse geocoding translates GPS data points into human readable addresses, so customers can see where drivers are at all times. The system can also draw polygons on maps to highlight customer sites, so they can see which trucks are coming and going. Teletrac Navman also incorporates Google Street View and traffic information. Dispatchers use Google Maps to get real-time traffic information and preview streets to help their drivers be more efficient. For example, a dispatcher could tell a driver to take a different route to avoid traffic, or to take a side road to deliver a package, since Street View shows the freight door is located on a back alley.
- Google Maps just works allowing the team to focus on our work instead of customer support issues
- The platform is more effective, interactive and engaging for its customers
- Google Maps are easy to use – for both customers and its engineering team
Millions of apps and sites use Google Maps APIs to benefit from a powerful mapping platform. Discover which set of APIs Teletrac Navman has used to create their fleet tracking solution:
Google Maps Directions API
Get real-time traffic information
Google Maps Geocoding API
Translate GPS data points into readable addresses
Google Maps Roads API
Customer can see which trucks are coming and going
Google Street View Image API
Preview streets to help drivers be more efficient