Follow - Release Notes


The following list shows the most recent features implemented in Frotcom Next.

Other release notes: Fleet Manager, Driver app, Other Frotcom solutions for vehicles.


Driver app's Navigation system selection: You have now the option to choose which provider will be used in the Driver app's navigation system.

Two options are available for selection:

  • Google Maps (by default)
  • Sygic Truck & Caravan

To apply or change this option, you must go to Administration > Account > Driver app and select the option Navigation system:



You may also personalize the access of one or more drivers to a different navigation system. To do so, you must change it in Administration > Drivers > Select a driver > Mobile Terminal.



Automatic messages: The new submenu in the Interact interface allows you to configure messages that will be automatically sent to drivers in a daily, weekly or monthly basis:



This article covers the steps for you to configure automatic messages.

Extended CANBus collection - Elevation: For vehicles with Real-time tracking and CANBus service, Frotcom now also collects data regarding road Elevation.

You will be able to see the evolution of the elevation in the Graphs and in the Driver Coaching dashboard:


Define green zone for RPMs: Currently, in the Driving behavior module, Excessive RPMs are only calculated if the vehicle has an engine associated with it. With this latest addition, you are now able to define the maximum fuel-efficiency intervals (green zones) of a vehicle, as an alternative to selecting the vehicle engine:



You will be able to see the green zone interval of a vehicle in the Engine speed graph, as well as in the Driver coaching's dash:





In addition to it, the Driver behavior module, as well as the Driving behavior report, were updated to consider the individual green zones definitions as well.



Accumulated alarms: The new Accumulated alarm can be used to watch other alarm definitions for repeated triggers during a timeframe.

This is particularly useful for companies that need to pay special attention to alarms being excessively triggered in a short time (a big number of overspeed alarms for a single vehicle, for instance):



To configure this alarm, you must choose which alarm definition will be watched, the number of occurrences that will trigger this alarm, and the time window in which the occurrences must happen. 

Import routes schedules with Template code: You can now identify Routes in the Import Routes Schedules routine based on their Template codes.


Note that the Template code is a non-unique identification, meaning that there might be multiple templates with the same Template code. In such cases, the routine picks the first template that matches the parameters.




Alarm popup notification revamp: The alarm notification popup has been updated to include the option to show the popup with alarm information for every triggered alarm under a specific Severity level:



Please have a look at this article to learn more about notifications of alarms.

Auxiliary ID: Send Route to vehicle after assignment: As of now, when an Auxiliary ID is invoked to associate a Route to a Vehicle, the Route is sent to the terminal associated with this vehicle (WFM or NAV).




Advanced Dashboard: Benchmarks: The new Benchmarks dashboard gives you a way to compare your fleet's overall performance to other similar fleets in Frotcom:



Please check this article for more information about the Advanced Dashboard.

Mandatory stops alarm: The Mandatory stops alarm allows you to create alarms to control the time drivers spend in areas where stops are mandatory.



This new alarm can detect the following scenarios:

  • Vehicles that enter a mandatory stop area but stop for a period shorter than required;
  • Vehicles that enter a mandatory stop area and stay there for a period longer than required;
  • Vehicles that enter the mandatory stop area and comply with the stop time.

Improvements in the Driver Coaching: The following improvements were applied to the Driver Coaching module:

  • Possibility to rename a session
  • Filter the sessions by a periodPicture1.png

Extended trips and Extended trips with CANBus - Trips limits: In both reports, the new parameter Trips limits allows you to choose which trips are shown in the report, by selecting one of the following three options:


Tasks - Increase parameters' length: A few parameters of the Tasks had their length increased, as described below:

  • Address: 50 → 150
  • Reference: 200 → 400
  • Products/Service: 64 → 150
  • Notes: 2000 → 3000




Detailed map in the Alarm details: You can now see all the available positions in the Map view of Alarm Details with the same level of detail that we currently have on the map for vehicles configured with Detailed (2 sec.) or Real-time (1 sec.) tracking:


Temporary 24h trail: You may now open the Context menu of any vehicle and select the option Temporary 24h trail to highlight, with a specific color you may choose, where the vehicle has been through:



This feature is only available when the configuration of Show trails from, in the Map settings > General, is NONE, and it lasts until you deactivate the option or logout.

Tachograph Remote Download - Set Priority: As of now, you can set priorities for your Tachograph Remote Downloads. Tachographs and Drivers files will be downloaded first if they have the priority above the others:


Adjustments in the End of the period of Reports: In the Permanence in Places and CANBus - Driver work states reports, some parameters were adjusted to use the time the report is generated as the end of the period (instead of using 23:59 of the last day of the period).




Improvements in the Advanced Dashboard: Several improvements are now available in the Advanced Dashboard, including Vehicle filter selection and the new Fuel consumption per engine hour dashboard:



You can find more details about the Advanced Dashboard in this article.

Driving behavior events in the Driver coaching: When reviewing a Driver Coaching session, you can now see the Driving behavior events triggered for the driver:



The events are marked with an icon over the Map and Graphs.




Extended CANBus collection: For vehicles with Real-time tracking and CANBus service, Frotcom now can collect an extended variety of CANBus data, including accelerator pedal position, brake pedal position, gear, retarder, outside temperature, and engine torque, among others.

You can visualize Extended CANBus data in the following modules:

Driver Coaching: Driver Coaching is a powerful add-on to the already existing Driving behavior module, adding to it the real-time analysis.

Analysis of the driving performance in the Driver coaching module can be done retrospectively, selecting a certain period in the past and analyzing the variables collected during that period. It can also be done in real-time, using the Now option and selecting a vehicle:


Please check this article for more information regarding Driver Coaching.

Generate a report from the Context menu: A new option for you to generate a report for a vehicle directly from its Context menu:


To open the context menu of a vehicle, right-click on it in the Vehicle list or select it from the Vehicle's infobox.

WFM: Order Tasks by Scheduled time: You can now choose how the Tasks are ordered in the Workforce Management terminals (either by Assign date or Scheduled Arrival time):


This option is available in Administration > Account > Jobs.

Frotcom’s data storage: Full tracking data coming from the vehicles, and processed data (trips, driving behavior, etc.), are now kept alive in Frotcom - directly accessible by users from the Frotcom apps - for a period of 5 years.

Please check this article for more information.


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