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Telematics

  • 1. What is telematics?

    The word “telematics” is a blend of the words “telecommunication” and “informatics” and is a technical term for the interplay of communication networks and information technology.

    In a traffic and transportation context, telematics means the integration of IT and communications technology systems and components into a system or product. Here, telecommunication refers to the transfer of critical data by GSM, GPRS, UMTS, WLAN, WiMax, or satellite. It supports data capture and processing and presents the data to the user in a suitable form. Nowadays, information is transferred from and to vehicles for many purposes – orientation, toll calculation, and much more. The ZF OPENMATICS platform provides a basis for such interplay and communication of components.

    The word “telematics” is a blend of the words “telecommunication” and “informatics” and is a technical term for the interplay of communication networks and information technology.

    In a traffic and transportation context, telematics means the integration of IT and communications technology systems and components into a system or product. Here, telecommunication refers to the transfer of critical data by GSM, GPRS, UMTS, WLAN, WiMax, or satellite. It supports data capture and processing and presents the data to the user in a suitable form. Nowadays, information is transferred from and to vehicles for many purposes – orientation, toll calculation, and much more. The ZF OPENMATICS platform provides a basis for such interplay and communication of components.

  • 2. What business model is used for a telematics solution?

    One-time payment for HW followed by monthly payments according to apps you choose.

    One-time payment for HW followed by monthly payments according to apps you choose.

  • 3. Is it worth investing in telematics?

    Telematics helps optimize operational costs such as fuel consumption or vehicle wear and tear. It can also increase incomes when providing WiFi Hotspot or an Onboard Ad.

    Calculate how much you save.

    Telematics helps optimize operational costs such as fuel consumption or vehicle wear and tear. It can also increase incomes when providing WiFi Hotspot or an Onboard Ad.

    Calculate how much you save.

  • 4. What are the technical requirements for installing the telematic unit?

    Our telematic unit can be installed in vehicles with a possibility to connect to chargers between 12 and 36 V and we also connect normally to FMS vehicles. If FMS is not available or you require specific information, data can also be read from the CAN bus of the vehicle.

    Our telematic unit can be installed in vehicles with a possibility to connect to chargers between 12 and 36 V and we also connect normally to FMS vehicles. If FMS is not available or you require specific information, data can also be read from the CAN bus of the vehicle.

  • 5. Can the ZF OPENMATICS telematics solution read data remotely from a digital tachograph?

    Yes, it is possible for Continental and Stoneridge VDO tachographs if the tachograph data remote reading function is enabled.

    The data is automatically downloaded at preset intervals. It is necessary to have a corporate business card on our server that communicates remotely with the tachograph in the vehicle.

    Yes, it is possible for Continental and Stoneridge VDO tachographs if the tachograph data remote reading function is enabled.

    The data is automatically downloaded at preset intervals. It is necessary to have a corporate business card on our server that communicates remotely with the tachograph in the vehicle.

  • 6. Is the onboard unit suitable for e-mobility?

    The onboard unit is capable of reading data from trucks and buses on electric drive. It displays the data on a special Dashboard for e-vehicles.

    Demo Dashboard

    The onboard unit is capable of reading data from trucks and buses on electric drive. It displays the data on a special Dashboard for e-vehicles.

    Demo Dashboard

  • 7. Is it possible to use the onboard unit for purposes other than fleet management?

    Yes, the onboard unit is also suitable for diagnostics, asset tracking, and entertainment – or as a connectivity gateway for any communication to and from the vehicle.

    Yes, the onboard unit is also suitable for diagnostics, asset tracking, and entertainment – or as a connectivity gateway for any communication to and from the vehicle.

  • 8. How does the onboard unit send data?

    The standard way is via GSM signal (SIM card) 3G and 4G included but also using WiFi.

    The standard way is via GSM signal (SIM card) 3G and 4G included but also using WiFi.

  • 9. Do you also plan certificates for your units for other countries?

    Yes, we are working on obtaining further certificates in South and Central America as well as in Asia.

    Yes, we are working on obtaining further certificates in South and Central America as well as in Asia.

  • 10. In what countries do you provide customer support?

    Thanks to being part of the ZF Group we have sales and service representatives almost all over the world.

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    Thanks to being part of the ZF Group we have sales and service representatives almost all over the world.

    Search our locations

  • 11. Which browsers are compatible with the Portal?

    It supports Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari released after 2015.

    It supports Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari released after 2015.

  • 12. What languages ​​are available?

    We have prepared language versions in English, Czech, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.

    We have prepared language versions in English, Czech, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.

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