AutonomousFleet Management

Zonar launches 2020 telematics tablet for transportation industry

Zonar 2020
Zonar 2020

USA: Zonar has launched the 2020 telematics tablet aiming to revolutionize the transportation industry. 2020 tablet is a portable device that can provide electronic inspection, hours-of-service, instant driver feedback, fuel efficiency, two-way messaging and advanced commercial navigation in an open platform that enables fleets to integrate other systems and customize its use.

The all-new 2020 enable drivers to enhance productivity with upgraded vehicle operation applications and an easy to navigate touch screen. Data captured with the 2020 is instantly available to fleet managers for powerful reporting and process improvements.

The 2020 tablet can ensure inspection compliance and streamline repairs with the patented Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report (EVIR) system. Drivers use the 2020’s built-in RFID reader to scan tags placed at each vehicle inspection point. Drivers identify component conditions using the onscreen QWERTY keyboard and can send pictures of defects with the completed report. All inspection information is available to fleet and maintenance managers through Zonar’s web-based Ground Traffic Control application.

In 2020 the EVIR helps with inspection compliance and Zonar’s ZLogs ensures hours-of-service compliance. Available through 2020 and new to Ground Traffic Control, ZLogs is an hours-of-service application which works to ensure drivers are operating within the limits of safety. Drivers can easily view available hours, update duty status, and electronically submit service records through the 2020 tablet.

With CoPilot Truck navigation developed by ALK Technologies on the 2020, drivers can make timely shipments and reach their destination quickly. The navigation dashboard displays an hours-of-service clock and miles per gallon reading. Other notable 2020 features include a 16GB NAND Flash storage memory, 7” widescreen resistive-touch display, SD/MMC card slot, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, video recording capability, in-cab training, Bluetooth, and built-in flashlight.

Furthermore, customers have the flexibility to customize the tablet to their unique fleet needs. The Android operating platform provides a fast and easy medium to develop customized 2020 applications to collect additional fleet data. Customers can independently develop their own or engage Zonar to build applications on their behalf.

Mike McQuade, Chief Technology Officer at Zonar, said: “This product is the most important advancement for Zonar since the invention of the patented, Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report (EVIR). From vehicle inspections to driver behavior, the 2020 is an all-in-one device that captures information throughout various aspects of fleet operations to provide managers with true fleet visibility and drivers with a versatile productivity tool.”

“While the 2020 encompasses an expansive set of functionality, customers also have the option of adding and customizing new applications. The open platform provides the flexibility to develop applications that capture data unique to their fleet,” added McQuade.



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