To facilitate more than 2,500 possible drivers, Geotab’s GO7 solution combines NFC Driver-ID technology and
an Iridium satellite module. This means that TAP can track operations by driver, as well as access backup
communication in areas without active GSM coverage.
The first installations began in February 2016, to vehicles in Albania, by Geotab Certified Installers ensuring
seamless installation, optimum system performance and reliability.
A central database, hosted at Geotab facilities in Belgium, connects the TAP Journey Management Centres (JMCs)
based in Thessaloniki, Greece and Tirana, Albania. Manned continuously while vehicles are active on the project,
the JMCs are responsible for safeguarding driver and vehicle activity and implementing relevant response protocols
in case of emergency.
The JMCs also provide feedback and performance information to relevant TAP personnel, management teams and
contractors and subcontractors. Using Geotab’s customisable grouping and user-access features, each contractor
and subcontractor also has access to the system, allowing them to view their vehicles with varying degrees of data
and reporting access, as required.
Within driver and vehicle activity, TAP clearly defined a detailed series of “non-negotiable” rules and requirements
based around driver safety and vehicle impact on the local environment and other road users. To follow this
activity, a series of rules were set up within MyGeotab to record and alert managers on the following:
The Need for Local Data
Tracking this activity required a complex solution for such a diverse fleet. Cars, buses and trucks have different
speed limits depending on the of type road, with limits and rules also varying in each country TAP transited
through. The unreliability or inaccuracy of publicly available mapping data, particularly in remote areas,
compounded the complexity of measuring this activity.
Accordingly, TAP elected to utilise their GIS mapping data to accurately create
and import detailed “Zones” to MyGeotab.
Geotab Marketplace partner, Zenduit, provided its GIS integration tool. Almost
1,800 zones were imported to MyGeotab and allocated against various “Zone
Types” to manage specific speed rules for each region, vehicle type and for
each local condition.