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

2019-08-01

Advanced Dashboard: Frotcom’s Advanced Dashboard gives you insights on your fleet’s main performance indicators through a comprehensive set of charts, maps, and metrics.

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In this article you will find more information about the feature.

Integration with TIS-Web: TIS-Web is cloud-based system that contains tachograph analysis tools. With this integration, your customers can automatically upload to TIS-Web all tachograph files received through the Tachograph Remote Download service:

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To activate this option, please contact your Frotcom Certified Partner. Once activated, you can see all communication logs under Administration >Tachograph - TISWeb logs.

Frotcom on a Google SheetThis is a convenient new way for you to get data from Frotcom into a spreadsheet. With this, you will be able to analyze data, create reports, etc. In fact, you can even use Frotcom on a Google Sheet to enter information in Frotcom, for instance, to enter jobs, assign drivers or change driver status:

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A short introduction and the link to the documentation can be found in this article.

Driver App: The new Driver App is Frotcom’s app for professional drivers. It targets not only features useful from the company’s perspective but especially from the driver’s points of view.

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In this article you will find information regarding how you can give your drivers access to the app, while in this section you can learn how to use all the features of the app.

2019-07-11

Convert a waypoint to a destination: When you're calculating a Route, you can drag and drop the path to rearrange it as you wish. These waypoints, however, are not sent to the drivers (via Integrated Navigator or Workforce Management) as destinations.

If you wish to convert a waypoint to a destination to instruct your drivers to stop there, you can now use the option Convert to destination:

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You just need to right-click on the waypoint's white dot and choose Convert to destination, and the waypoint will be converted and added as a destination to the Route.

Driving behavior events report: The new Driving behavior events report shows you the details regarding all the events triggered for the drivers that are used to calculate their Driving Score of the Driving behavior:

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To generate the report, you need to choose a period (up to 30 days), the drivers and the events to be listed.

Automatic creation of drivers: This feature breaks the option Create driver when unidentified ID is received into two, so you can choose either just one or both identification technologies available (Tachograph card or RFID) to automatically create drivers when an unidentified id is received:

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You can find this option in Administration > Account - Drivers.

Select area to zoom in: As an alternative way to zoom in the Map, you can press and hold the Shift key while you draw a rectangle on an area of the map. This way the zoom area is pointed to that rectangle:

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End of support to Silverlight version: As of July 6th, the Silverlight version of Frotcom is terminated. Check here the main features present in the HTML5 version.

 

2019-05-30

Send pre-filled forms on Tasks: When creating a task to send to the driver via Workforce Management, you have now the possibility to pre-fill the forms associated with the task with information useful to the driver:

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To edit and insert values in the forms before sending them to the driver, you must select the Forms tab inside a Task of a Job. All the forms associated with the chosen task type will be listed, and you will be able to insert the values of the fields that are not automatically filled by the system.

Vehicle filters with Active routes: It's now possible to create Vehicle filters that will group and show only vehicles with Active routes associated with them:

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To create these filters, you need to to go to Administration > Filters, create a new filter or select an existent one and then, in Active routes, select the routes that will serve as the parameter for the filter.

Tachograph files import: This new option allows you to import to Frotcom tachograph files that were not downloaded using the Tachograph remote download functionality:

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To import the files, you must select the option Import files in the hamburger menu of Administration > Tachograph. For the files to be imported, they must contain a valid VIN or Tachograph driver number that matches with a vehicle or a driver previously created in Frotcom.

Description of icons in the Driving behavior report: When you generate a Driving Behavior report, you can now choose the option Show legend on each page to see a small block with the description of each parameter used for the driver score:

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This option is only available if the report is generated with the full list of occurrences.

Direction of the vehicle in the infobox: Now, in the Vehicle infobox, a small icon next to the license place indicates the course of the movement of the vehicle:

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IE no longer supported: As of now, Frotcom will not support accesses via Internet Explorer anymore. You can check the list of supported browsers here.

Performance improvements: Some developments to improve the performance and user experience were concluded, among them:

  • Reduced calls to API with the bottom panel closed;
  • Reduced browser memory;
  • APIv2 improvements (v2/vehicles and v2/routes/instances);
  • Removed deprecated code from SignalR;
  • Leaflet version update.

 

2019-05-09

Enable and disable buzzer options: For all the vehicles with a buzzer configured in the Intranet, the new options to Enable and Disable buzzer will be available in their Vehicle infobox's options (or the context menu of the vehicle):

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Note that, once the option for the buzzer is changed, it will remain in that mode until it is changed again by someone in the office.

Note also that, for the device to receive the corresponding command, the vehicle must be in an area with GSM coverage - otherwise the buzzer will remain in the same mode until the command is received.

You can also have an overview of the status of the vehicles with buzzer in Administration > Vehicles:

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This option is available for the following devices/minimum version:

Device Version
GV300CAN F0.3.4
C4EVO F0.13.1
C4MAX F0.13.1
C4MAXL F0.13.1
C4MAXV2 F0.13.1
C4MAXV4 F0.5.0

Continuous buzzer alarm: When you configure an Alarm, you can now set up a buzzer that will sound continuously when the alarm sets off.

With this option selected, the buzzer will only stop if a fleet manager manually disables the buzzer for the vehicle.

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This feature goes hand in hand with the "Enable and Disable buzzer" functionality, since this is the only way the continuous buzzer can be disabled.

 

2019-05-02

Manual coupling of vehicles and assets with GPS: If your fleet has assets with GPS tracking that are not eligible for the Automatic coupling/uncoupling based on GPS position, you are now able to use these assets to manually couple them to vehicles.

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For this, just make sure the assets you want to manually couple are not selected for the automatic couple in Administration > Account > Driving conditions, as shown above.

Select vehicles and places using the keyboard: To improve the user experience while using the Map view, you are now able to select vehicles and places from the list using only your keyboard:

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As you start typing for a vehicle, Frotcom will start automatically filtering the list. Also, you can navigate the list using the Up and Down keys until you find the desired vehicle.

Finally, if you press Enter, you will select the vehicle, just like you would normally do while using the mouse.

Automatic creation of drivers: You can set up the automatic creation of drivers when an identification (Driver ID or Tachograph ID) is received by Frotcom, but it's not yet associated with any driver:

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In Administration > Account > Drivers, if you select the option Create driver when unidentified ID, every time Frotcom receives an unidentified ID, a user is created with the code received as the Driver name, in the following format:

[code] - created by [vehicle's license place] on [date and time]

Now, if you also select the option Use Tachograph card name if available, Frotcom will analyze if the source of the identification is a tachograph card ID and if this card has a Driver name associated to it. If this is true, the driver name in the card will be used as the Driver name on Frotcom preceded by a start (*).

New filters on Interact: The filters of messages on Interact have been updated with a new interface. Also, a new filter for the Sent messages (Sent (but not delivered), Delivered (but not read) and Read) was added to help you find specific messages sent to the drivers:

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