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Trimble Offers Augmented Reality Tool for Field Service

Trimble has begun offering its Pulse Remote Expert augmented reality tool that's designed to improve the productivity of field service technicians by connected them with support experts with video, audio, and spatial annotations in real time, the connected vehicle service provider announced.

Trimble Rolls out Workforce Management Platform

Trimble has introduced a field management platform called Trimble Pulse that connects, monitors, and manages assets for fleet managers, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based telematics provider announced.

Low Profile HC140 (Gen3) Camera

The HC140 (Gen3) camera monitoring system is designed for applications where placement of the camera is critical for viewing the load.

FlexNet EasyLink Communications Solution

The EasyLink communications solution allows drivers to simply move along their regular route, collecting readings from Sensus Smartpoint meters as they drive by. It allows utilities to capture and analyze data more efficiently.

Discrimination Against Vocational Vehicles

Can a branded vocational vehicle be ticketed for being parked in an employee driver’s home driveway? Or, can it be subject to a fine if legally parked overnight on the side of a street? Before you say no, think again. These discriminatory practices occur regularly when vocational vehicles are parked in residential areas governed by a homeowner association (HOA). In fact, the type of restrictions implemented against vocational or branded vehicles can run the gamut and are at the whim of the HOA.

Don't Underutilize the Expertise of Your Suppliers

For many managers responsible for vehicle operations, fleet management is often one of several job responsibilities. These managers acknowledge that it is difficult to stay on top of changes in vehicle design, powertrains, onboard safety technology, telematics capabilities, and regulatory changes that impact fleet operations. Despite this recognition, a common mistake made by many of these managers is underutilizing the subject-matter expertise of current and/or prospective suppliers.

The Future of Fleet Is Managing the Connected Vehicle Ecosystem

In the next decade, the term "fleet management" will soon become inadequate to fully define the scope of our industry and it will be viewed as an anachronistic label. Today's vehicle connectivity megatrend will be the catalyst of an expanded fleet business model focused on managing a new connected vehicle ecosystem. This fleet ecosystem will encompass not only the vehicle, but also the mobile workers and, more importantly, the work they performed and the tools they use.