Working together with the Berlin-based start-up company Everybag, Fleetboard has developed the Fleetboard app Vehicle Lens. The app uses live image recognition to identify the truck from its number plate. At each relevant point of the truck, relevant information is superimposed in a process of augmented reality, for example: current tyre pressure or wear data, information about engine mileage, the vehicle’s next scheduled workshop visit, the previous driver and his route, information about fuel level and information about the vehicle’s specification. To begin with, the focus will be on the visualisation of vehicle data, using information extracted from the Fleetboard system. In the longer term, it might be possible to show the load status of the trailer or to integrate the damage recognition and reporting process into the app.
The Fleetboard Vehicle Lens app is in the development phase at present and is being developed up to market readiness. The app is available for Android and iOS. The application will initially be available for Mercedes-Benz trucks, but could conceivably be extrapolated to vehicles of other brands.