Hino offers advanced telematics in full truck line

May 1, 2011
HINO Trucks unveiled INSIGHT, which it says is the most advanced, comprehensive web-based location and telematics solution in the medium-duty commercial

HINO Trucks unveiled INSIGHT, which it says is “the most advanced, comprehensive web-based location and telematics solution in the medium-duty commercial truck market.”

Hino's solution provides GPS-based, remote fleet management capabilities to fleet operations of all sizes — driving efficiencies, safety, security, customer satisfaction and green initiatives.

Hino Trucks and its telematics technology partner, WebTech Wireless, have invested more than two years and over a million miles of real-world testing to develop INSIGHT, which includes a mix of premium and Hino-exclusive services ranging from, route tracking, geofencing, advanced vehicle administration, and planned maintenance management to real-time critical Hino proprietary diagnostics alerts, custom fleet performance dashboard reporting, and remote door unlock telemetry. Additionally, Hino INSIGHT units come standard with a free one-year service subscription plan and a two-year Hino OEM full product warranty.

INSIGHT has a “dashboard” main page of the HinoInsight.com web portal, which is specifically designed for fleet managers to gain a daily snapshot of their fleet's critical diagnostics status and performance against established targets. The INSIGHT Dashboard allows fleet managers to simultaneously access real-time vehicle and driver-related information including key metrics such as:

  • Hino proprietary diagnostics critical alerts.
  • Idle time fuel savings opportunity calculator.
  • Targeted fleet performance for speed, acceleration, braking, and fuel usage.
  • Identification of trucks with greatest performance improvement opportunities.
  • In-route/driving fuel economy versus overall fuel economy.
  • Operating time utilization (drive time, idle time, and PTO time).
  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank level monitoring.

The user administration interface of INSIGHT can accommodate the dynamic nature of fleet operations extending internally beyond the fleet manager to various functional roles such as, maintenance supervisors, logistics managers, dispatch, truck drivers, and customer service representatives, as well as externally to, authorities, insurance companies and end customers. As an example, INSIGHT includes an email scheduling system that enables user-defined groups of vehicles or drivers for selected reports, dashboards, vehicle critical and truck performance alerts, geofence/landmark parameters, and planned maintenance items, to be emailed and viewed internally or externally without having to access HinoInsight.com or purchasing computer software.

The integration of WebTech Wireless' fleet management solutions expertise and network of telecommunications industry leaders — Garmin, AT&T, and Google — positions INSIGHT with the versatility to accommodate the individual needs of fleets of all sizes operating in any vocation. A few of the advanced options available to INSIGHT customers include: two-way dispatch/driver communication, electronic driver logs with hours of service (HOS) reporting, real-time job management, navigation routing, security/blind spot video monitoring, axle payload weight monitoring, security alert system with emergency call center integration, seat belt and tire pressure monitoring, accelerometer accident reporting, and fully customized vocational solutions for applications such as snow plow, waste management, fuel delivery, and more.

INSIGHT is currently offered for Hino's 2008 through 2012 model year trucks, with customized solutions available to incorporate most gross vehicle weight (GVW) Class 1-8 vehicles for a comprehensive fleet management solution. ♦