vMax Live Track Fleet 02

Searching Vehicle Activity Data


vMax LIVE+ collects and retains GPS data from Fleet Vehicles and allows the search of past activity.
Every time a DVR connects to the network, all the Alarms, Speed, GPS tracking and Telemetry events recorded since the previous connection are uploaded to the server so that users will be able to retrieve and analyze such information.
Search can be done by Vehicle, Driver, Route or Zone, depending on what the user needs to know.
The following sections explain how different Search methods work.

Searching by Vehicle, Driver or Route

This search is particularly useful to track vehicles during specific dates and time range to verify certain types of information.
If you want to gather information on one or more particular Vehicles, including Vehicle Track, Alarm, Speed, GPS, and DVR health events, follow these steps:

  1. Access the Search panel by clicking on the Search bar located on the left side of the screen. The Search panel will open.
  2. Select Vehicle Group from the drop-down menu. To learn how Groups are created in Fleet Settings, read the Adding and Editing Groups tutorial.
  3. Select Vehicle, Driver or Route in the Type ID drop-down menu.
  4. If Vehicle is chosen, select those to be searched (maximum 5) in the Filter Vehicles drop-down menu. Once the Vehicles have been selected, click on the upper bar of the dialog to have vMax LIVE+ close the selection menu.
  5. Select the preferred Date and enter the Time Range in the From-To fields. Check Next Day below if the event occurred over midnight.
  6. Select the corresponding icons to Include preferred event types, or click on the wheel on the right to set your search preferences. After selecting the desired events, click Save Preferences.
  7. Click Search below.

Understanding Vehicle Search Results

Once the Search is done, users can display the results on a Map View, a List View or a Split View (like in the figure below) by clicking on the view selection buttons on the right side of the screen.
The Split View shows the Map (1) and the List (2) at the same time, and users can modify the views proportions by dragging the separation line up and down with the mouse cursor.

Now, let’s see each one in more detail:

The Map View

The Map View shows arrows that represent movement direction of those Vehicles that were included in the search and selected afterwards.
This information is based on GPS instances that are sent from the Vehicle every second.
Each vehicle is assigned a different color.
Vehicles are selected or deselected as preferred by clicking on their corresponding arrows on the lower-left corner of the map. Only selected Vehicles will be shown in the map.

Start and End icons indicate the initial and final points of the selected time interval.

The map will display other events previously selected in the Search menu.
This image shows Direction arrows and where the Speed Limit was reached by Vehicle 42.

Hovering the mouse on any icon displayed in the results map (track arrows or other events) discloses date and time at that specific point.

When clicking the icon the Vehicle ID and more specific data at that location (date, time, route, speed, direction and coordinates) are shown.

NOTE: Password

The default password is “password”. For security purposes, Safe Fleet requires that the user default password is changed at login. Safe Fleet is not responsible if the password is lost or forgotten.

When the Search results are displayed, a new Live button appears on the top bar. This button allows you to leave the Search mode and immediately return to Live View mode (i.e. vMax LIVE+ main screen) when clicking on it.

The List View

The List View displays a History View table showing the Vehicle ID, Driver, Direction, Speed, Latitude/Longitude, registered Event Types and their Values, Date/Time of the event, Route and Action buttons.

Clicking the first Action button (on the left) discloses address information of the corresponding event.
Clicking the second Action button (on the right) makes the icon bounce in the map so it can be easily located.