today announced the addition of TeleNav Vehicle Manager to its Mobile Resource Management (MRM) product line. TeleNav Vehicle Manager, powered by Turnpike, combines vehicle diagnostics and IFTA Fuel Tax filing with GPS-enabled navigation, tracking, wireless forms and wireless timecards. TeleNav Vehicle Manager, available now exclusively from Sprint, helps companies of all sizes better manage their day-to-day fleet operations, reduce operating costs and simplify regulatory compliance.
"The transportation industry is an extremely competitive, heavily regulated industry with tremendous cost pressures," said Ravi Acharya, associate director of B2B marketing for TeleNav. "With TeleNav Vehicle Manager, we are able to offer customers a solution to help them improve compliance management and better compete through automation of IFTA Fuel Tax filings including mileage driven. All of this is available at a fraction of the cost of many on-board solutions."
"We are very excited to be the first carrier to offer this comprehensive solution for the transportation industry," said Tim Donahue, vice president of marketing for iDEN, Sprint. "No one else has this combined solution of automated dispatch, navigation, fuel cost reduction and fuel tax reporting for the mobile environment."
TeleNav Vehicle Manager uses an electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) paired (via Bluetooth) with a GPS-enabled wireless phone to gather and submit engine diagnostics, driver performance information, odometer readings, mileage reports, wireless forms, and wireless timecards. The wireless phone also enables tracking of vehicles en route, providing better control of fleet and logistics operations, and gives drivers audible turn-by-turn directions to increase safety and reduce fuel consumption.
TeleNav Vehicle Manager also offers supervisors' operational reporting features that outline daily vehicle and driver performance details, including total distance traveled, stop / idle time, hard breaking incidents, fuel efficiency and odometer readings for up-to-the-minute fleet analysis. Additional TeleNav Vehicle Manager features include:
- Odometer readings, mileage reports and fault codes that are
automatically updated in reports viewable online for reliable vehicle
- Driver scorecard reports that enable organizations to compare
performance and safety records of each driver, making it easy to evaluate
if additional training is needed
- Online mapping with real time location, and recent activity reports
that provide companies with payroll verification and arrival and departure
- Historical breadcrumb trails with stop / idle percentages to help
organizations analyze fleet performance, improving productivity and
reducing operational costs
TeleNav Vehicle Manager is available on select Sprint phones that operate on the Nextel National Network for a monthly service fee of $49.99 per device (additional taxes and fees apply). TeleNav Vehicle Manager includes TeleNav Track Premium service as well as vehicle and operational diagnostics reporting. The service requires a one-time set up fee of $39.99. A Sprint data plan is also required.
TeleNav, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, was the first to launch a cell phone GPS system in the United States. Deployed by 14 carriers in 21 countries, TeleNav is a global leader in wireless location-based services (LBS). Currently, the company's solutions are available in four continents, including North and South America, Asia and Europe.
TeleNav's solutions include GPS navigation, Mobile Resource Management (MRM), social networking and local search. The company's flagship service, TeleNav GPS Navigator, offers functionalities comparable to in-car systems and standalone navigation devices, such as automatically-updated maps and business locations, full-color 3D moving maps, traffic alerts with one-click rerouting, location-sharing, business reviews, speech recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot finder, gas price finder and more. TeleNav also delivers its award-winning navigation service on the TeleNav Shotgun, a standalone GPS personal navigation device (PND) tailored specifically for business travelers. TeleNav's enterprise application, TeleNav Track, incorporates GPS-enabled tracking, time sheets, wireless forms and navigation. TeleNav Track is a widely adopted service with over 9,000 customer organizations using it today.
TeleNav services are available on more than 450 wireless devices and run on most major mobile platforms currently available. TeleNav's partners include Alltel, AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, China Mobile, deCarta, Ford Motor Company, Hewlett-Packard, HTC, INRIX, LG, Motorola, NAVTEQ, NII Holdings, Nokia, Palm, Qualcomm, Research In Motion (RIM), Rogers, Samsung, Sanyo, SouthernLINC Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile Austria, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile USA, Telcel, Tele Atlas, Turnpike Global Technologies, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil.