Photo of GO7 courtesy of Geotab.

Photo of GO7 courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab has introduced its GO7 telematics device that gathers vehicle data from the engine, drivetrain, instrument cluster, and other relevant subsystems for delivery to fleet management software including MyGeotab.

The Geotab GO7 is the newest device in Geotab’s line of telematics solutions and has added a number of new features such as programmable CANBUS, OBD, J1939 connection pins, enhanced auto-protocol detection, and higher sensitivity accelerometer.

The GO7 is a plug-and-play device with internal antennas that eliminates installation and out-of service vehicle time and lowers installation costs to improve fleet productivity, according to Geotab. The hardware paits with Geotab’s fleet management software, MyGeotab.

The latest edition of Geotab’s GO device lineup caters to more than one vehicle protocol at a time, allowing the device to collect data simultaneously for all possible datasets, such as RPM, VIN, fuel level, seat belt detection, and odometer. The secondary protocol support also provides more insightful and detailed engine data for a variety of vehicles, including Ford, GM, Chrysler, Volvo, and Mazda. The technology is entirely scalable, from light-, medium-, to heavy-duty commercial trucks, in addition to supporting all major vehicle manufacturers globally.

Features of the GO7 include:

  •      Easy plug-and-play installation
  •      External device expandability via IOX Technology
  •      Intelligent in-vehicle driver coaching
  •      Small form factor device
  •      Breakthrough accident detection and notification
  •      Accurate engine diagnostics, DTC, and proprietary engine data
  •      Real-time vehicle data
  •      Fast GPS acquisition time using Almanac OTA support
  •      Built-in auto-calibrating accelerometer

The GO7 device is commercially available immediately through an Authorized Geotab Reseller. For more information, please visit

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet