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22 July 2014 @ 6:22 AM  / Automotive /


Garmin integrates the display of tachograph and sensor information with alerts for simpler, more efficient & flexible fleet management

Garmin’s NEW Serial Fleet Management Interface (FMI) 3.1 takes fleet management to a new level by providing drivers with a wide range of critical information in real time, while making life simpler for fleet managers and saving companies’ time and money in the process.   

Garmin’s Serial-FMI 3.1 is simple for drivers to use and understand. It clearly displays tachograph information and simple, actionable information e.g. how many hours they are allowed to drive before taking a break, as highlighted:

Fleet 1

It also displays driving behaviour feedback to proactively coach drivers and improve their safety and driving efficiency (as shown below), and can even be used to give awards for good driving.

Fleet 2

Sensor Readings – on everything from low tyre pressures to the need for a service – are also given, promoting safe and economical driving, as well as protecting your payload and boosting productivity.   

Fleet 3

‘Garmin Serial-FMI 3.1 offers fleets the ability to provide essential, actionable information to their drivers and save money at the same time,’ said Clive Taylor, Garmin’s Director of Fleet Management & Commercial Business EMEA/APAC.  ‘Subtly built into the Garmin screen, it communicates critical information to the driver while avoiding dangerous distractions.’

Garmin’s Serial-FMI brings dispatch, professional navigation and traffic avoidance to fleet telematics systems.  Using the latest navigation and traffic avoidance systems it can update ETA’s more accurately – improving predictability for customers through accurate scheduling and time-sheet management.  Faster communication between the monitoring centre and drivers, via messages also benefits customer support and responsiveness. 

Garmin Serial-FMI 3.1 NEW features include:

Alert Popup – Clearly alerting drivers on a wide range of issues via the device’s screen.

Tachograph and Sensor Display – Clearly displaying information from the tachometer and sensors.    

Long Stop (Destination) Messages – Displaying a list of Stops/Jobs in ‘’My Stops’’ with long text message support. As well as displaying long text messages in the ‘inbox’ on the unit, fleet managers can send up to 200 ‘canned’ responses to be stored directly on a device.

Bus Speed Enhancement – Increasing speeds to 56K between the ‘black box’ transponder and the device.

Find out more about Fleet Management Solutions from Garmin or get in touch here.

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About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  

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Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations.  The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2013, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983).  A copy of such Form 10-K is available at www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.  No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


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