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Geotab Software Firmware Updates (June 2016)

Geotab Software Firmware Updates (June 2016)

Our summary of the latest Geotab software and device firmware updates. You can tell if you have the new MyGeotab version by checking your build number Administration > About, e.g. 5.7.1602.xxx release/2016-06.

In this Edition:

  • MyGeotab Database Updates
  • HOS/DVIR Enhancements
  • Reporting Enhancements
  • SDK Preview Features
  • Localization
  • User Interface (UI) Enhancements

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MyGeotab Database Updates

  • Fuel Reporting — Fuel Used and Idle Fuel Used are now available through curve logging, which means that fuel is now reported throughout the trip and not just at ignition events. This change makes it possible to gain greater insight into fuel consumption, including reporting on fuel use in zones, while PTO is on, and other conditions. Devices must be on the May 2016 firmware (GO7: 107.9.19/109.9.19, GO6: 102.11.19). Read more about Geotab GO device logging in the SDK.
  • New Diagnostics — There have been additions, updates and revisions to several engine diagnostics. Read the full list of changes.

HOS/DVIR Enhancements

Geotab continues to enhance features for Hours of Service (HOS)/DVIR compliance in MyGeotab and Geotab Drive for optimal functionality. Learn more about Geotab Drive on the Geotab Marketplace.

Location Changes

The location of a status change now conforms with the format defined in the section 7.29 of the final ELD ruling.

If the vehicle is located inside a city/town/village with a population of 5,000 or more, the system will display the abbreviated state followed by the city name.

If the vehicle is located outside a city/town/village with a population 5,000 or more, the system will display the distance from that nearest city/town/village, the direction the vehicle is from that location, and the abbreviated state and city name.

Examples:
2mi ESE IL Darien
1mi SE TX Dallas
11mi NNW IN West Lafayette

ELD HOS Geotab Drive location change

The complete ELD regulations can be found at www.fmcsa.dot.gov.


Reporting Enhancements

In the Fill-Ups Report dashboard and email settings, users can now include Unmatched Vehicle data, which are fuel card transactions not matched to a vehicle in the database. This information is useful in identifying transactions that may require further investigation. To include this data, go to Additional Report Options, and at the Include Unmatched option, click On.

mygeotab unmatched fuel fill ups additional report options


SDK Additions

The list of monthly SDK updates can also be found in the What’s New section at my.geotab.com/sdk.

May 2016:

  • New Units of Measure (km/L, kg/km, L/lane km, L/ton and g/m^2). NOTE: .Net users will require a dll update

June 2016:

  • DiagnosticTypes – Added “GoFault”
  • FuelTransactionProvider – Added “WexCustomer”, “Drive” and “FuelTracker”
  • SecurityIdentifier – Added “EventOccurrenceList”,”ViewCertificates”,”ManageCertificates”
  • HosRuleSet – Added “AmericaSalesperson”
  • .Net Changes:
    • MachineSettings — Fix to work with ASP.Net Web API projects
    • DataToComponet — Updated “Equals” method to compare payloads for equality
    • DutyStatusOrigin — removed unused “Serializable” attribute
    • Changes in API.cs to use HttpClient instead of HttpWebRequest in order to support .Net core in the future.
    • NOTE: dll requires .Net Framework version v4.6+

New APIs (preview):

  • GetDirections
  • OptimizeWaypoints

New Objects (preview):

  • Directions
  • Leg
  • Step
  • Waypoint

NOTE: .Net users will require a dll update


Localization

Adjusted formatting of SI units (basic units of measure) displayed in the MyGeotab user interface.


User Interface (UI) Enhancements

A number of enhancements have been made in the MyGeotab UI, including:

  • New security clearance (Manage maintenance events) has been added for entering maintenance information. This allows you to have control over who can create maintenance rules and who can capture them separately.
  • A search field was added to the Work Hours page.
  • The Fill-Ups Transaction Import Add-In now supports the WEX customer file format.
  • New zoom feature added. When viewing a Default or Advanced report, use the new plus, minus, and reset buttons to adjust the default view.

mygeotab risk management report zoom button user interface

  • The Device page has been redesigned to show more in-depth service plan information. Go to the Device Edit page, then select the Service Plan tab to see your plan details.

mygeotab service plans base pro proplus geotab software firmware updates

  • Minimum password requirements have been increased. We have increased the default requirements for password policy for new databases. Existing databases are not affected, however  keeping password policy setting below minimum recommended standards exposes your database to increased security risk. Visit the Geotab Security Center for more information on Geotab’s security and privacy policies.
  • There is new email template token for notifications, to show the posted speed limit when the exception occurred. Sample email template with token:

{Device} was speeding at {Speed} on {Date} at {Time}{Timezone}. The posted limit was of {Speed limit}. See the location below:

{Map}

mygeotab email template token notifications posted speed limit exception

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Geotab Software and Firmware Updates (April/May 2016)

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