Magellan, CalAmp launch Android-based fleet solution

Magellan, CalAmp launch Android-based mobile data terminal for fleets

Magellan and CalAmp announced the availability of the CalAmp Android-based mobile data terminal (MDT-7) featuring Magellan’s professional-grade fleet navigation software. Designed to increase safety and convenience, the MDT-7 provides fleet operators in the United States and Canada with access to advanced navigation features such as speed limit and speed alert notifications, turn-by-turn directions, trip planning enhancements and a collection of fleet-specific cloud services.

“We are pleased to announce the availability of the new solution giving customers access to industry leading fleet navigation services at a competitive price. Magellan looks forward to working with CalAmp to help customers meet their business goals by continuing to exceed industry standards,” said Stig Pedersen, Magellan associate vice president, product management. “We believe this navigation solution is a great fit within the growing fleet management market.”

The CalAmp MDT-7 is available with one of two Magellan navigation software bundles out of the box. With one package, customers receive the Fleet Consumer Navigation variant for automotive fleet implementations such as taxis and limousines that do not require commercial trucking attributes. With the other package, customers receive the Magellan Fleet Navigation application, which provides a host of trucking and fleet features including customizable truck routes based on vehicle dimensions, junction view to guide drivers to correct lanes for merging and exiting, highway lane assist to safely navigate complex highway interchanges and points of interests such as weigh stations, truck stops and lodging. The Magellan Fleet Navigation application is also fleet protocol-support ready, offering hours-of-service (HOS) and state mileage for international fuel tax agreement (IFTA) fuel logging, automatic on board recording device (AOBRD) capability, estimated time of arrival (ETA) protocols and more.

CalAmp will also be making the Magellan SmartGPS Eco cloud service available on the MDT-7 to provide customers with access to real-time content such as fuel pricing, map updates, weather, traffic reports and alerts. CalAmp and Magellan are working to make the fleet-specific cloud services available to a wider audience through aftermarket channels including the CalAmp Appstore and Magellan’s online portal.

You May Also Like

Synop, Geotab announce EV charging integration solution

This integrated solution will combine Synop’s software with Geotab’s data insights.

Synop, an electric vehicle operations platform, and Geotab have announced a partnership that will give fleet operators in North America access to integrated EV charging and energy management within Geotab’s software platform, MyGeotab.

Commercial fleets, which include maintenance vehicles, delivery vans, semi-trucks, rental cars, government vehicles and school buses, face many obstacles when integrating EVs, including energy price volatility, multiple charging requirements, and prolonged charge cycles. According to the companies, integrating Synop’s software with Geotab’s data insights allows customers to manage their EV assets in real-time on a single, unified platform.

Michelin Connected Fleet delivers new suite of fleet-management solutions

Michelin has officially launched the Michelin Connected Fleet brand in North America, bringing an all-new portfolio of fleet-management solutions to the commercial trucking industry that combines connected-vehicle technology with performance analysis and services. Michelin Connected Fleet,  powered by NexTraq LLC, offers solutions for truck management, trailer management, ELDs and driver safety, plus smart report services

Explaining the truck operating system that’s spanning makes, models

Platform Science’s Virtual Vehicle aims to be the operating system of the trucking industry.

Kodiak Robotics announces new COO

Kodiak Robotics appoints former USA Truck CEO James Reed as COO.

The importance of flexibility in truck maintenance, ADAS in truck winterization plans

Winterization requires fleets to consider advanced technology, including ADAS for safe driving.

Other Posts

Geotab, Cummins partner to enhance OTA connectivity

The Cummins connected software updates will be available within select Geotab devices and compatible engines.

Kenworth, Platform Science partner on virtual vehicle solution

Kenworth and Platform Science join forces to optimize fleet operations with integrated trucks and telematics.

Geotab announces Data Connector for business insights

Geotab says this tool enhances data analysis and automated reporting capabilities.

Three autonomous truck aspects to start seriously considering

The automated truck conversation expands beyond the technology and into business reality.