Openmatics to introduce a new platform. Openmatics presents its range of services for fleet operators from the 19th November 2013 at Solutrans in Lyon. In the focus are apps for end customers, which can reduce costs and streamline business processes. David Zaslav gathered all the information. The open telematics platform Openmatics consists of four core components: firstly an onboard unit in any vehicle to read the data and secondly the Openmatics platform with Web portal to display the data and manage the drivers, vehicles, and apps. Benefits can be on any Internet-enabled computer, Smartphone or tablet. In addition come the telematics applications in a single app architecture designed by different vendors, as well as a shop, in which these apps are available. The benefits for forwarders arise from the high flexibility and extensibility, which should be guaranteed by the concept of the app.
In addition, the system is independent of the respective vehicle manufacturer: Openmatics can be used in trucks and buses of all types and is ideal are therefore in particular also for a mixed fleet. “” App portfolio for freight forwarders training on the job”offer the gentle driver truck”and driver feedback”apps. Help drivers, to a resource-friendly handling of the vehicle. Through the app fuel consumption”, the fleet managers can analyze the consumption and the CO2 emissions of its fleet over time, compare, and intervene with deviations. DigiTacho download”delivers the automatic download to ensure that the data of the digital tachograph are read out on time and for archiving available. The MRP controller receives from the app DigiTacho D8-info”important information for current driving times and rest periods for the order planning. The app pre-trip inspection contributes to the optimization of business processes”at. She will ensure an optimal vehicle check and thus contribute to improving the safety of drivers, load and the environment.
In addition, Openmatics offers also an integrated truck navigation together with its partner ALK Technologies has been developed. New Openmatics platform in addition to the many truck-specific applications will present a new platform Openmatics on Solutrans. So far, the focus was on the so-called portal releases each mainly on the frontend functions visible to end users. With the new so-called platform release, Openmatics merges the different components of the Openmatics system for the first time. The term platform”includes in addition to the portal itself many more functions and services, including, for example, the OWI (Openmatics Web service interface)-interface. It is now both reading and writing to the available and to make it easier to Exchange data with other systems and to bind them to Openmatics. The amount of data that is exchanged between Web portal and vehicle can reduce Openmatics with the new release of the platform and the so-called hyper-data-set and thus save costs. Another special feature of the new platform releases is the ability to choose between cards of Google maps and OpenStreetMaps. Not last, it enables the improved role concept, assign different portal users to specific vehicles, fleets and apps. New Developer Portal has brought online a new portal Openmatics In September 2013, specifically created for app developers. “With the introduction of this development portal” Openmatics makes software development easier, because all the necessary information and tools, as well as the support in one central location available (we reported).