Fleet flexibility with auto VIN detection

Published on April 29, 2014 in Fleet Management by Geotab

VIN detection with Geotab helps fleets easily identify vehicles and cross-reference with internal records should the need ever arise.

The Geotab GO device automatically detects vehicle identification numbers (VIN). This enables fleets to easily determine which vehicles they are looking up, and also to cross-reference with their own internal records should the need ever arise.

From an operational point of view, the data collected by the Geotab GO device is not directly coupled with the VIN. This means that companies, such as vehicle rental organizations, who transfer their GO device(s) between different vehicles, can easily manage fleets of vehicles that are periodically used. Further to this, Geotab’s intelligent device VIN detection is being used in new and interesting ways with smart decoding to understand both the make and model of vehicles, along with corresponding vehicle specific engine data.

For example, there are many differences between electric, gasoline and diesel engines that describe the types of engine diagnostics reported. This enables managers to make informed decisions about their fleet-based, real-world vehicle information rather than simply “dots on a map”.

Device editor with VIN highlighted:



Graph of the odometer over time where the person bought a new vehicle and it drops off with the new odometer:




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