Geotab has introduced the availability of its new GO9+ telematics solution, which is built upon the GO9 device and now includes Wi-Fi connectivity, to help businesses better manage their fleets through improved acceleration tracking, a more accurate GPS, and better support for vehicle-generated data and for new vehicle types.
The newly added Wi-Fi connectivity on the GO9+ will allow businesses full visibility of their vehicles in real-time, as well as offering Wi-Fi connectivity for up to four hours with the ignition off, in an effort to eliminate wasted fuel and greenhouse gas generated when idling for Wi-Fi access, Geotab said.
The GO9+ is applicable for various fleet types, including heavy truck fleets, rideshare vehicles, small business fleets, ride-for-hire services, buses and even for use as a single-vehicle mobile office, said Geotab. The solution is supported by the MyGeotab platform, which provides managers with centralized access to all connected vehicle data.
The added Wi-Fi capability is designed to help GO9+ users save costs by reducing the number of cellular connections in the field while improving access to data options for employees. It offers continuous Wi-Fi signal for up to four hours even when the vehicle is off
Geotab added that the new solution is ideal for fleets that need to upgrade their devices in advance of the 3G shutdown and subsequent device migration coming in 2022.
“The GO9+ opens up internet access to more people, allowing managers to stay connected to their teams, enhancing the ability of businesses to operate with employees away from an office or logistics warehouse,” said Colin Sutherland, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing for Geotab. “The adoption of efficiency tools for employees has accelerated and as we end an unpredictable and unprecedented year, one thing we can place firmly in the silver linings column for 2020 is that many industries have pivoted to permanently optimizing their everyday business practices for an increasingly connected world.”
The GO9+ will first be available in the United States. The telematics solution is expected to roll out in other regions in 2021.