Mileage Count, a B2B company provides fleet management solution, just launched the iBeacon automatic mileage capture system, that requires no driver interaction. It will begin recording the journey an also stop it automatically. By using wireless communication with a driver’s iPhone to recognise when they enter and leave the vehicle.
Jez Strong, MileageCount product manager, said, “This breakthrough means that drivers no longer have to remember to turn anything on or off. The vehicle’s iBeacon and the MileageCount app on the driver’s iPhone take care of everything. It removes the risk of journeys being forgotten altogether, or mileage not being fully recorded.”
The Beacon is a small device, it is placed anywhere in the vehicle, it communicates with the driver’s iPhone. When the driver enters the vehicle, the beacon establish the connection and turn on the MileageCount app.
The initial GPS location is recorded and journey tracking begins. When the driver leaves the vehicle, iBeacon notes the final GPS location, ends the trip and turns off the app.
Strong said: “Fleet managers will welcome the assurance of complete, foolproof mileage tracking. Drivers will be happy that iBeacon uses a different frequency to Bluetooth. They can still listen to music or take hands-free calls, while iBeacon does its work in the background.”