In Frotcom, you can define three different types of areas: Places, Zones and Corridors.
Places are points of interest to your business. They can be a customer's location, your own offices' location, etc. Zones are bigger areas, like a city or a region. Corridors are areas enveloping routes or paths, with a width set up by you.
Places, Zones and Corridors can help you manage your fleet. Here are some examples:
- Frotcom detects immediately when a vehicle enters or leaves a place.
- You can check for how long vehicles stay inside places. This can be useful, for instance, when you want to analyse if your trucks spend too much time unloading in some customer premises, for instance.
- You will know how many vehicles are in each place or zone, at any moment.
- You will know, for a given period, the mileage travelled inside each zone.
- You can be warned if vehicles leave a corridor around the planned route.
To administer your areas settings, click the User icon on the top right corner.
Then, from the menu, choose Administration.
Finally, click on the Areas separator:
You will see a list with the Places defined in your account:
To see the list of Zones or the list of Corridors instead, use the Show selector on top of the table:
You can also use the Search field to look for a particular Place, Zone or Corridor.
The fields you can see in the list are the following:
- Place number
An internal number you may want to assign to this place.
- Place designation
The designation you give to this place
You can assign a specific status to each place. Frotcom will be able to show that place on the map with a different color, depending on its status (not yet implemented in the current early preview). You can define the list of possible place statuses and their corresponding colors and names in the Place settings menu.
Places can be created as a circle or a mor flexible polygon
- Place type
You can use the place types available by default in Frotcom, or you can create additional place types, in the Place settings menu.
The department to which this place belongs, if any.
The segment to which this place belongs, if any.
- If you click the ">" icon on the top right, you can also see the following additional columns:
The radius is only used to define circular places. Poligonal places do not have this attribute.
- Zone designation
The designation you give to this zone
You can use the zone types available by default in Frotcom, or you can create additional place types, in the Place settings menu.
- Speed limits
You can define specific speed limits for your zones. Then , when creating speeding alarms, you will be able to force these speed limits onto the vehicles, when passing through the corresponding zones.
Zones are sown on the map as a semitransparent area. You can define here the color of that semi-transparency.
- Corridor name
The designation you give to this corridor
The width of the corridor inside which you want your vehicles to travel, for instance
You can view the number of alarms that are using a particular corridor, i.e. which are associated to this corridor. Note that if the number of alarms using the corridor is higher than zero, you will not be able to delete the corridor
If you want to create a new place or create a new zone, click the Add new button on the top right:
If you want to edit a Place or Zone, click on their designation.
If you want to create a new corridor, click here. Note that on this panel, only the following actions are available for corridors:
- Change the corridor name
- Delete the corridor (only possible if the number of alarms using the corridor is zero)