The Geotab GO9 takes fleet tracking to the next level

Published on November 10, 2020 in Fleet Management by John Egyud


GO9 features a 3D gyroscope added

Although smaller than a deck of cards, the Geotab GO9 fleet tracking is power-packed. Read on to discover more about the latest version of fleet tracking technology from Geotab.

New features of the Geotab GO9 device

The Geotab GO9 telematics device has several new features for fleet management. Some things to expect in the new version include:

  • An improved accelerometer and gyroscope
  • Updated Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) module
  • Over-the-air updates to your fleet
  • Increased memory/code space
  • Always up to date

Let’s break it down in more detail to show just how these improvements impact fleets.

Gyroscope and accelerometer support driver safety

Most vehicle trips in a fleet are simple, usually from known point A to point B. However, in the event of a collision or aggressive driving, it’s beneficial to be able to gather more detail.

The added gyroscope and improved accelerometer in the GO9 help fleet managers understand vehicles activities at a deeper level. With the 3D gyroscope and built-in auto-calibrating accelerometer make it possible to measure precise movements of a vehicle. The 3-axis accelerometer can measure left/right, forward/backward and up/down motion (on the X, Y and Z-axis).

This precision is valuable for tasks such as:

  • Automated collision event notification
  • Collision reconstruction
  • Gathering driver statistics to assist with training and development.
  • Delivering notifications for critical events such as harsh braking and acceleration

Having the ability to identify risky driving can also support other management goals, including improving safety, reducing vehicle wear and tear and lowering fuel or insurance costs.

A new Global Satellite Navigation System module

The new GNSS module in the Geotab GO9 provides improved functionality and support for GLONASS and GPS. What this means for fleets is greater location accuracy, faster latch time (time-to-first-fix) and greater data availability.

Over-the-air updates so you are ready to go

Geotab GO device over-the-air updates will give you the tools to help ensure your devices are always up-to-date with the latest parameters, settings and firmware updates. Thanks to automatic delivery, the updating process is quick and seamless, without any disruptions.

As soon as a driver turns on the ignition and then turns off the vehicle for the first time, in most circumstances the GO device will check for updates and apply them accordingly while at idle.

Increased memory and speed

Building on the strength of previous generations, the GO9 has more memory room for faster activities. Increased code space on the device allows Geotab to add functionality for more vehicles and process more in depth information.

Additional features

The GO9 has boosted capabilities on the GPS receiver side:

  • More channels and GPS providers in Earth's orbit to choose from
  • Quick return of position data when you need it
  • Provides better accuracy with the GLONASS satellites whilst still benefiting from the large amount of GPS satellites
  • Assisted GNSS positional information decoding
  • Increased accuracy
  • Ability to update with GNSS/GPS improvements as they are released

Geotab continuously works to develop and add value to our fleet products and solutions. For a full picture of everything that is new and improved, please refer to the GO9 support documentation. Contact us to request a demo.


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