Can vWork integrate with my own GPS (telematics) provider?
Yes, vWork can accept telematics from our partners, this currently includes:
- Eroad eHubo
- Coretex iBright
- Tom Tom (Webfleet)
Why should I use my own GPS provider?
vWork uses the GPS location of the mobile device (phone or tablet) to show worker location. This works well in many situations but does have some drawbacks. It tracks location at specified time and distance intervals (eg every 500 meters and 1 minute) so can't provide an exact location at all times. It can use a lot of battery requiring your mobile workers to keep the phone charging when navigating, and sometimes the mobile device loses coverage.
With a dedicated GPS unit in a truck or vehicle, you get a much more accurate signal with many more 'pings' all using the vehicle's battery. Also, this unit cannot be turned off like you can with the location services on a phone or tablet.
How do I set this up to integrate with my vWork?
You must have an in-vehicle telemetry provider, we recommend Eroad as a good option.
If you use Eroad or ITL contact your provider and ask them to point the telemetry to vWork, or email email@example.com and we can guide you through the process.
If you use any other telemetry provider email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll check to see if we can integrate for you.
Below is a good example of the accuracy you can expect with an in-vehicle telemetry unit.