Feb. 10, 2009
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – February 10, 2009 – TeleNav, Inc. today announced the addition of TeleNav Vehicle Manager to its Mobile Resource Management (MRM) product line. TeleNav Vehicle Manager, powered by Turnpike®, combines vehicle diagnostics and IFTA Fuel Tax filing with GPS-enabled navigation, tracking, wireless forms and wireless timecards. TeleNav Vehicle Manager, available now exclusively from Sprint, helps companies of all sizes better manage their day-to-day fleet operations, reduce operating costs and simplify regulatory compliance. “The transportation industry is an extremely competitive, heavily regulated industry with tremendous cost pressures,” said Ravi Acharya, associate director of B2B marketing for TeleNav. “With TeleNav Vehicle Manager, we are able to offer customers a solution to help them improve compliance management and better compete through automation of IFTA Fuel Tax filings including mileage driven. All of this is available at a fraction of the cost of many on-board solutions.” “We are very excited to be the first carrier to offer this comprehensive solution for the transportation industry,” said Tim Donahue, vice president of marketing for iDEN, Sprint. “No one else has this combined solution of automated dispatch, navigation, fuel cost reduction and fuel tax reporting for the mobile environment.” TeleNav Vehicle Manager uses an electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) paired (via Bluetooth®) with a GPS-enabled wireless phone to gather and submit engine diagnostics, driver performance information, odometer readings, mileage reports, wireless forms, and wireless timecards. The wireless phone also enables tracking of vehicles en route, providing better control of fleet and logistics operations, and gives drivers audible turn-by-turn directions to increase safety and reduce fuel consumption. TeleNav Vehicle Manager also offers supervisors’ operational reporting features that outline daily vehicle and driver performance details, including total distance traveled, stop / idle time, hard breaking incidents, fuel efficiency and odometer readings for up-to-the-minute fleet analysis. Additional TeleNav Vehicle Manager features include: • Odometer readings, mileage reports and fault codes that are automatically updated in reports viewable online for reliable vehicle maintenance evaluation • Driver scorecard reports that enable organizations to compare performance and safety records of each driver, making it easy to evaluate if additional training is needed • Online mapping with real time location, and recent activity reports that provide companies with payroll verification and arrival and departure time confirmation • Historical breadcrumb trails with stop / idle percentages to help organizations analyze fleet performance, improving productivity and reducing operational costs TeleNav Vehicle Manager is available on select Sprint phones that operate on the Nextel National Network for a monthly service fee of $49.99 per device (additional taxes and fees apply). TeleNav Vehicle Manager includes TeleNav Track™ Premium service as well as vehicle and operational diagnostics reporting. The service requires a one-time set up fee of $39.99. A Sprint data plan is also required. For a free consultation or to order TeleNav Vehicle Manager, visit http://www.telenavtrack.com/ or call 1.88.TeleNav.2 (1.888.353.6282).
TeleNav, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer location-based services (LBS), enterprise LBS and automotive LBS. TeleNav's solutions provide consumers, wireless service providers, enterprises and automakers with location-specific, real-time, personalized services such as GPS navigation, local search, mobile advertising, mobile commerce, location tracking and workflow automation. TeleNav's technology is available across more than 500 types of mobile phones, all major mobile phone operating systems and a broad range of wireless network protocols. TeleNav's service providers and partners include AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, China Mobile, Cincinnati Bell, Ford Motor Company, NII Holdings, Rogers, Sprint Nextel, Telcel, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil.Back to Press Release Index