New electronic forms have been added to Navman Wireless’ OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system, allowing workers to file reports right from their vehicle in the field rather than filing out a form by hand or on a PC. The pre-populated electronic forms capture data quickly and integrates it with the OnlineAVL2 software, eliminating manual data entry, Navman said.

Forms pre-loaded with information such as job ID, location, time and customer contact, can be generated with a click and displayed on the M-Nav 760 dispatch/messaging/GPS navigation unit in each driver’s vehicle.

Drivers fill in the required information and return each completed form simply by touching the M-Nav screen, making the data accessible to the back-office OnlineAVL2 software for reporting purposes.

“Automating field reporting in a fleet environment saves time that would otherwise be spent writing notes and reports by hand for later data entry by someone in the office,” said Renaat Ver Eecke, Vice President and General Manager, Navman Wireless North America. “Our new electronic form functionality makes OnlineAVL2 the first fleet tracking platform to streamline the process by feeding the forms to vehicles while they are actually on the job site.” Forms can be customized.

Other upgrades in version 10.2 of OnlineAVL2 include different icons for different types of vehicles; the the ability to disable system data for specific users at specific times such as non-working hours to protect their privacy; and new asset usage reports specifically designed for monitoring construction equipment.