Applus has recently launched its wireless vehicle telematics device, the A+ Tracker, which has earned certification for use over the Sprint wireless network. Sprint is the first wireless carrier to enable the device on its network.
The A+ Tracker is a simple, self-installed after-market device that integrates a comprehensive set of "connected car apps" appealing to multiple industries, including corporate fleet, insurance and consumer electronics. The model monitors driver and vehicle activities and can be programmed to flag anything
The A+ Tracker enables "connected car apps" to pinpoint location, detect motion, and even alert about vehicle collisions by using advanced GPS and accelerometer technology. The model also enables fleet management applications that allow fleet operators concerned about fuel consumption to better monitor driver behavior and develop more targeted driver policies based on the data.
Transmitting information via Sprint's wireless network to a cloud-based server managed by the client, A+ Tracker captures and transmits data across more than 70 critical vehicle and driver-performance statistics such as vehicle speed, fuel use, hard braking and emissions performance.