Fleetilla Connect - a web service API interface to vehicle location information

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Tracking and managing your fleet without the need to install software is a compelling benefit. However, you may have a need for integrating real-time fleet location and other data into your dispatching, payroll, mobile-resource management, CRM and/or ERP systems. You can accomplish this seamlessly with Fleetilla's Fleetilla Connect interface.

And we’ve made it simple. With Fleetilla's Fleetilla Connect interface, integrating vehicle location data into your existing software systems can be done in hours instead of months. Fleetilla Connect is open and built around industry-standard conventions and protocols. With the documentation and sample program that we provide, you’ll be up and running quickly.

Fleetilla Connectis an optional service available to those who need to integrate Fleetilla data into other programs in real-time. Whether you use Fleetilla Connect or not, Fleetilla's simple and intuitive web-based fleet-management system (FleetFACTZ) is available for all your needs.

 

What is Fleetilla Connect?

Organizations often have a need for vehicle tracking data (vehicle location, speed, start and stop events, etc. ) in other programs such as payroll, dispatching, ERP, maintenance and repair, customer relationship, accounting, etc. Fleetilla Connect uses industry-standard  web services API to integrate real-time tracking data from the Fleetilla website into your most important applications.

Do I need to use Fleetilla Connect to use the Fleetilla system?

No! Fleetilla's web-based, real-time fleet-management application provides plenty of features and tools for you to manage your fleet without installing any software on your computer and without any IT staff. Fleetilla Connect is needed only if you want to seamlessly integrate vehicle location information into your accounting and other business systems.

What level of expertise is needed to use Fleetilla Connect?

In order to use Fleetilla Connect, you will need someone with reasonable experience in developing Internet applications. This person must also be familiar with the 'target system' that receives the data via Fleetilla Connect. If you are unsure as to whether or not you have the right personnel, contact Fleetilla to explore the possibility of providing you with programming/consulting services to undertake this project.

How long will it take to develop the necessary interface to receive data via Fleetilla Connect?

Fleetilla provides all the documentation and sample/skeleton code required to get started. An initial application that queries the Fleetilla website and receives data can be ready in a few hours (sometimes under an hour). More sophisticated applications and interfacing plans may take longer.

What type of information can be obtained by using the Fleetilla Connect service?

Fleetilla Connect can be used to retrieve every position update sent by the wireless GPS tracking devices in your vehicles. Each position update contains the following basic information:

 

  • Device ESN/Vehicle ID/Name – Identifies the vehicle sending the position update
  • Update Time – Identifies when this position report was generated
  • Latitude and Longitude and similar information – The geographic co-ordinates of the position of the vehicle
  • Speed and Direction – Vehicle speed and direction, derived from GPS
  • Street Address – Approximate street name/address of vehicle location
  • Operating Time
  • Battery, Alternator, and any other input voltages
  • Odometer – Computed using GPS or extracted from the vehicle bus
  • RPM and Fuel Gauge – Vehicle RPM and fuel consumption data
  • Temperature Sensor data
  • Other valuable information such as VIN, fault codes, fuel flow, coolant temperature,  etc.

 

Questions?   Contact or call Fleetilla at 734-995-5100