Xevo debuts in-dash fleet management tools
Xevo announced that it will deliver tools for fleet management companies of any size in the next generation of its Xevo Market platform. Fleet Complete, a provider of IoT solutions in the connected commercial vehicle space, is the first fleet management solutions provider to use the Xevo Market platform as an extension of its fleet services. Fleet Complete specializes in helping fleets succeed and grow by reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) of mobile resources and assets while maximizing safety and efficiency through powerful big-data analytics, helping to reduce costs and generate revenue growth opportunities.
The next-generation Xevo Market delivers fleet management features through a driver-workload-tested interface by enabling monitoring and notifications to be incorporated into the vehicle's embedded in-dash screen. A mobile application for drivers is also available, intended for use only when the vehicle is not in motion. With Xevo Market, fleet management services can be added via an over-the-air (OTA) update.
Xevo says its Xevo Market fleet management capabilities are useful to those managing part-time fleets, in which drivers often use their personal vehicles for work. Xevo Market's tools make it possible for a driver to "join" the fleet while they work by authenticating themselves through Xevo Market in their vehicle's in-dash display or the mobile app at the beginning of each shift. The head unit display then provides a user interface to help the driver manage basic tasks such as planning the most efficient route for the combination of deliveries, displaying the next few deliveries, and navigating to a delivery location. Once an authorized driver signs in, data including the location and routing of the vehicle is available to the fleet manager during the course of a shift. This information gives fleet managers the ability to manage drivers, confirm that deliveries were made, and even monitor driving behavior. The option is also provided to create and manage a driver risk profile, with the potential to receive reduced insurance rates based on driver scores. Both the management portal and the user interface are customizable to meet the specific needs of each fleet.