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How to create corridors?

Sometimes, you want to make sure that a vehicle is following the path which was assigned to it. For that, you can create a corridor around the desired path and then be alerted if the vehicle leaves that corridor. You can also use corridors to monitor other types of behavior, as you will see below.

First you need to create the corridor. A corridor is created after the calculation of the best path. Then, you can associate one or more monitoring alarms to that corridor. These are the steps:

  1. Calculate the best path between the start and finish points;
  2. Create a corridor around the calculated path;
  3. Associate the monitoring alarms to the created corridor.

Firstly, with the output of the calculation of the best path, you will have the following:

 

Now, by moving the mouse over the calculated path (blue line), the path becomes highlighted:

 

In order to create a corridor around the identified best path, right click on the corridor and select ''Create corridor'' from the menu:

After that,  the following panel will be shown to you:

It contains the following information:

Field Description
Name

Identification of the corridor's name. If you want to redefine it, click on the blue link and enter the desired identification on the available text box.

NOTE: By default Frotcom will suggest the name of the corridor as the starting point and ending point separated by ':'.

Width

Selection of the width (from 0.1 Km to 50 Km) of the corridor you want to establish around the chosen path. After choosing the width, we strongly advise you to check its effects on the map in terms of coverage area, in order to make sure it serves your purpose.

NOTE: please understand the width of the corridor as a geographical restriction for the alarms that you will associate in the Create alarm field. It's similar to the Only inside field of the Alarms restrictions.

By increasing or decreasing the width of the corridor, you are changing the area in which the assigned alarms will be triggered. Therefore, it is important to fine tune it for increased accuracy.

Create alarm

Selection of the alarm to be linked with the corridor. You have three options:

None
No alarm will be linked to the created corridor, for now. You can do it later in the Alarms section, under Administration.

Corridor exit alarm
You may need to make sure that one or some of your vehicles never leave a certain corridor. For that, the Corridor exit alarm was created. This alarm is triggered when the vehicle exits the corridor area whose width is defined in the width field.

Corridor ignition alarm
Some vehicles may need to be especially controlled when travelling along certain corridors. You do not want the vehicles to stop while travelling inside the corridor. For that, the Corridor ignition alarm was created. This alarm is triggered when the ignition is turned off while the vehicle is inside the corridor.

Corridors with different width:

 

Both corridors have similar lengths. The corridor on the left (in red) has a width of 50 km. The corridor on the right (in blue) has a width of 5 km. It is important for you to fine tune the width of the corridors since it will shape future alarm events that you might receive.

When you are done with the options for the fields of the Create corridor panel, click on Save:

Otherwise, if you want to cancel the corridor creation, click on Cancel.

If you create the corridor, you will see the following confirmation pop up:

If on the Create alarm field of the Create corridor panel, you select the Corridor exit alarm or the Corridor ignition off alarm, Frotcom will automatically redirect you to the alarm details page.

After the alarm is created, you can click on the corridor representation on the map with a left click and with a right click:

Left mouse click Right mouse click

With the left mouse click, you have the corridor infobox which shows you the following information:

  • Name of the corridor
  • Vehicles associated to the alarm which is associated to the corridor
  • State of the alarm associated to the corridor. The state can be Alarm activeAlarm pending or no alarm.

 

With the right mouse click, you have the usual options when you click on a map point and two extras, because you are clicking on a corridor:

  • Create corridor exit alarm
    This option allows you to create a corridor exit alarm associated to a particular corridor.
  • Create corridor ignition off alarm
    This option allows you to create a corridor ignition off alarm associated to a particular corridor.

 

You can manage all the created corridors under the Administration > Areas folder.

 

If you want to know more how to set up the corridor exit alarm, click here.

If you want to know more how to set up the corridor ignition off alarm, click here.

If you want to know how to visualize the corridors on the map, click here.

 

If you need further clarification, please contact your Frotcom Certified Partner. You can find the contacts of the Frotcom Certified Partners here.

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