To track a group of assets or a single asset, follow these steps:
- Click >> Tracking.
The Tracking screen will open.
By default, it displays the locations of the assets of your currently selected group in the banner's Group Chooser. If those are the vehicles you wanted to track, you can skip down to here (just after step 3's lettered list).
Note: See Choosing a Group to View Globally for details on how to change the group each screen will display the data for upon launch, although this isn't necessary to track a different group's assets.
- If you would like to track a different group or a single asset, click in the left toolbar.
The Groups selector tree will appear.
- To select a new group, deselect the current one (if it's the parent group, click the top check box to deselect all the child groups) and then select the check box of the group you want to track.
If it's a subgroup you need, first click the expansion arrow to the left of the name of the fleet group containing it and then select the subgroup's check box.
If you want to track a single asset, follow these steps:
- Expand the group it's in.
Initially, the More Options () icon will be shown.
- Click to display the first 100 assets in the group. (If you are looking for an asset beyond that, you can click again [and so on] to continue loading vehicles until you find the one you need.)
- Select the check box to the left of the asset's name.
Note: Alternatively, you can select a single vehicle by typing part of its name in the Search Groups & Assets by Name box (and wait a second). All assets whose identifiers match your criteria will appear in a drop-down list. Select the vehicle from the list.
- Expand the group it's in.
- The assets of the group you selected or individual asset will appear on the map, and the tracking information will appear in the grid beneath the map.
Note: By default, labels will appear on the map with the assets' names, and the assets will be clustered, which means that multiple assets in the same area will appear as a group with a number, such as , instead of individually with their own labels. These options are set with the following selectors at the bottom of the Groups tree panel:
To turn off the labels or clustering, deselect Labels or Clustering.
To make the panel disappear, click anywhere outside it (or click ).
Tracking will automatically watch the assets in real time, tracking their most recent activity and reporting their current GPS events.
The grid column headings are as follows:
- Group: The main fleet group the asset belongs to.
- Asset: The identifier for the asset, which is often a number.
- Time: The date and time of the last event reported to iOn by the asset's GPS device.
- Event: The last event reported to iOn by the asset's GPS device.
- Event Type: The database term for that last event.
- Address: The asset's current address.
- Landmark: If the asset is located at one of your designated landmarks, the name of the landmark.
- State: The current status of the asset's activity, such as Idle, Parked, or Moving.
- Speed: The asset's current speed in miles or kilometers per hour (depending on your Units of Measure Preferences setting), plus the direction it is heading (if the vehicle is in motion).
- Odometer: The vehicle's odometer value.
- Engine Hours: The number of engine hours the asset has driven.
- Group: The main fleet group the asset belongs to.
See Customizing the Grid Layout for details on how to customize what is displayed in the asset results grid, including adding or removing columns and rearranging where they are onscreen. See Sorting and Filtering Column Data for information on how to sort and filter the grid.
Note: If you want to make the map bigger, you can click on the left toolbar, which will make the results grid disappear. Click again to restore the map/grid view.
If you'd like to make the results grid bigger, you can click to hide the map. Click again to restore the map/grid view.
You can click to hide the Asset Details pane to have the map and grid take over that screen real estate (and can click it again to restore the pane).
See Navigating the Tracking Screen's Map for an explanation of the map icons at the top left and right and other map features.
The Asset Details Pane
When you click an asset in the Tracking results grid, the Asset Details pane on the right displays various kinds of data about it, as follows:
Note: The available panels depend on the modules you have, but all customers will have the first four described below.
- Current Status: Displays the most recent data iOn received about the selected asset.
A. The asset's name, current state (such as Parked or Moving), heading, and speed
B. The group the asset is assigned to and its asset type
C. Its assigned operator
D. The date and time data was last received from the asset's GPS device
E. The address of its current location
F. The satellite count indicator (green means 5 or more, red fewer), cellular signal strength indicator (green for a strong signal, red for weak, gray for no signal), and how long it's been since the asset's device last reported to iOn
G. Ignition status (On or Off), plus any additional inputs
H. The number of engine hours the asset has driven, its odometer value, the voltage of the device's battery, and the voltage of the vehicle's battery
I. Options to locate the asset, view its history, find vehicles near it, get directions to it, and view its maintenance schedule (if one has been set up for it)
- Utilization: Charts how the asset has been used over the specified time range, including percentages of Idle and Moving time and number of hours in each state.
A. The drop-down list to specify the time range of values to display (today, the past week, or the past month)
B. A chart showing percentages of the asset's use over the chosen time range, separated by Idle and Moving
C. The asset's percentage of use for the time range
D. The number of hours it has had a status of Moving, Idle, and Engine On
E. The hours it has logged
F. Its current odometer value
G. The average time of day it began its activity
- Engine Diagnostics: Lists any fault codes reported by the asset. Fault codes, or diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), are analytic codes sent across the vehicle diagnostic bus when a problem occurs in the engine.
A. The fault code and a description of what it means (if available; some fault codes are proprietary, and their product owners don't release what they signify)
B. The date and time the fault code was received
- Additional Info: Shows the asset's properties, such as name, description, and asset type.
A. The asset's name and, in brackets, database unique identifier
B. Its description, type, category, and status, as entered when the asset was created
C. The date its CalAmp GPS device was installed
D. The vehicle's license plate number and state; year, make, and model; and VIN (vehicle identification number)
E. The LMU's name and, in brackets, database unique identifier
F. The type of LMU (such as LMU-3030), its ESN (electronic serial number, a unique identifier for the device), and its status
Note: Your Asset Details pane might also include the following panels, depending on the specified modules your organization has.
- iOn Tags: Included if you have the Tools on a Truck module, this shows a list of equipment you have placed iOn tags on. (See Employing iOn Tags for details on what the tags are and how to assign them to assets.)
A. A piece of equipment with an iOn tag that is close to its assigned asset's LMU (indicated by the color green)
B. A piece of equipment with an iOn tag that isn't close enough to its assigned asset's LMU to register, which might signify that it is missing (indicated by the color red)
C. A button that focuses in on the tag on the map and pulls up a details pop-up for it
D. A toggle that enables you to display all the tags that have been assigned (Associated) to the asset or only ones that the asset's device is in proximity to (Visible)
E. A Refresh button that reloads the tags' locations and statuses
- Driver Scorecard: Included if you have the Driver Scorecard add-on, this charts the asset's assigned operator's driving statistics.
A. How many miles the operator has driven over the past month
B. The number of hard braking and hard acceleration events they're responsible for
C. The number of speeding events they've registered
D. The percentage of their driven miles that were late at night and on the highway
E. A chart of how their driver score compares with the benchmark
- Sensor Info: Included if you have customer PEG scripts on the devices, this lists the entered sensors and their current values (such as Tire_Pressure: 35 PSI).
A. The sensor's name (on the left)
B. The sensor's value (after the colon)
The Asset Pop-up
If you have Hide Details View () selected and click an asset's map icon, the Tracking screen will instead display an asset pop-up on the map with the same data as the Asset Details pane's Current Status panel.