Vehicle Telematics

FTS revolutionizes FleetCam Pro with OBD-II integration

JERICHO, NY, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2023 — Forward Thinking Systems (FTS) announces the integration of OBD-II (On-Board Diagnostics II) diagnostics and telematics data into its FleetCam Pro dash camera. This groundbreaking, over-the-air firmware update will enable the FleetCam Pro to connect directly to the vehicle’s Engine Control Unit (ECU) through an OBD-II port and capture extensive vehicle diagnostic and telematics data, including engine RPM, vehicle speed, fuel level, odometer mileage, engine run time, diagnostic trouble codes (DTC), vehicle identification numbers, and more.

The OBD-II port provides a standardized gateway into a vehicle’s computer that monitors engine performance and reports diagnostic issues. Unlike traditional dash cams, which only use the OBD port for power, FleetCam Pro uses the OBD-II port. It captures valuable data from the ECU. This intelligent integration eliminates the need for separate GPS trackers that plug into the OBD-II port. It also eliminates the need for a separate dashcam for video.

“With the introduction of our OBD-II integration for FleetCam Pro, we are revolutionizing the way fleets are managed,” said David Isler, CEO of Forward Thinking Systems. “By utilizing the new data capabilities of the FleetCam Pro, our customers can now consolidate GPS tracking, AI-driven dashcam video, and critical engine diagnostic data all in a single device. This enables fleet operators to optimize their operations with unparalleled ease and efficiency.”

FleetCam Pro can deliver this rich stream of data from the ODB-II port directly to the IntelliHub fleet management platform. Fleet managers can then track and analyze data for their entire fleet. This extensive vehicle health and telematics data can be used to proactively identify and address maintenance needs. It also helps optimize fuel efficiency and improve overall operational performance. Fleet managers can use this data stream to diagnose vehicle problems based on DTC error codes and schedule maintenance as needed. They can also track odometer and other vehicle metrics to see a fuller picture of a vehicle’s true activities.

“FleetCam Pro offers a comprehensive and streamlined solution by capturing vehicle data through the OBD-II port. It provides fleet operators with unrivaled connectivity, data insights, and convenience,” said David Isler. “With this new integration, Forward Thinking Systems reinforces its continued commitment to existing customers of the FleetCam Pro. The company also provides a practical cutting-edge solution that simplifies fleet management.”

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