Fleet operators can profit from modern telematics services whether their fleet consists of buses, vans, trucks, or commercial vehicles. Digital information communication to and from moving vehicles has the potential to make their fleet management more efficient. The problem: every software application, be it in reference to environmental zones, tolls, or fuel consumption, is currently an isolated solution. OPENMATICS changes this!
OPENMATICS is a flexible, open telematics platform for vehicle applications. The company Openmatics s.r.o. was founded in Pilsen, Czech Republic, in 2010, with the goal to develop and operate a platform which is independent of vehicle and component suppliers. In addition to a great OPENMATICS product portfolio the system itself can be expanded as required by customers. Partners and third-parties can develop their own applications by using the OPENMATICS’ SDK and can sell them via the OPENMATICS app shop.
Every component and vehicle manufacturer offers a brand-specific telematics system. These partial solutions address specific issues and do not follow any uniform technical standard. That is why the fleet operators require brand-specific telematics systems for every application. If the operator has a mixed fleet, he or she has to repeatedly invest in different hardware and software specific for each brand’s telematics system. In other words, the telematics market is not only fragmented but also doesn’t offer a satisfying uniform solution.
Now, the OPENMATICS telematics platform resolves all the issues. With OPENMATICS, ZF establishes a new telematics standard on the market, which allows combining a range of varied applications on one platform. OPENMATICS can exchange data with all the relevant vehicle systems, which makes it suitable for fleet management, vehicle diagnosis, as well as for passenger information and multimedia applications. The open platform is innovative and independent of vehicle manufacturers and therefore suitable for mixed fleets and third-party suppliers such as vehicle and component producers. Furthermore, OPENMATICS welcomes the contribution of application developers who can offer their apps to enhance our telematics services portfolio. However, the apps must be of the highest quality. Every app is checked and certified before its release.