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EMTRAC Municipal Vehicle Monitoring

The EMTRAC system combines reliable positioning technology with secure RF communication to enable municipal vehicles to report location data to control centers in real time. Agency personnel can monitor vehicle diagnostics and supply levels. Vehicles can also be quickly sent to new routes or locations while monitoring personnel track completed routes and assignments.

EMTRAC Snowplow Monitoring and Traffic Signal Priority

Track Vehicle Progress & Material Levels

As EMTRAC-equipped vehicles report their locations, a central workstation (equipped with EMTRAC software) displays their current locations on city maps. Monitoring personnel can determine the location of a specific vehicle with the click of a button. They can also choose to display only vehicles belonging to a specific department, making it easier to locate and re-route vehicles.

  • Flexibility: Customize EMTRAC for your city by configuring the way vehicles and intersections respond based on any number of factors. EMTRAC also easily integrates with existing AVL and CAD systems.
  • Reliability: Wireless communication is not hampered by adverse weather conditions, and the range is typically no less than 3,000 feet, requiring relatively few detector units.
  • Timeliness: Improve clearing times by enabling designated vehicles (such as snow plows) to request priority through signalized intersections.
  • Security: Maintain secure communication through the ISM radio band with AES-encrypted radio.
  • Fuel Efficiency: Reduce cross-city runs by identifying the closest vehicles needed for new assignments. Reduce stops and starts, as well as unnecessary idling, by enabling certain vehicles to request signal priority.
  • Low Maintenance: Interface with existing in-ground loop detectors without requiring new loops or costly installations.
  • Map display of city streets in multiple map types for any number of vehicles.
  • Display route progress in real time. As vehicles complete portions of their assigned routes, the completed streets are indicated on the map.
  • Generate detailed status and activity reports, save the reports to open later, or export them as spreadsheet files.
  • Log vehicle “events” by user-definable types. For example, the real-time activity log can be configured to display only requests for signal priority.
  • Monitor task-specific diagnostics (such as salt/chloride levels for snow plows or load amounts for waste collection trucks) to better plan for needed stops.
  • Monitor critical engine diagnostics (such as fluid levels) to anticipate potential maintenance issues.

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