CR-300B in Car Tours Through Scandinavia

Geotrack Telematics B.V. , a Cellocator partner, provides innovative and affordable tracking systems for tracking and determining positions of vehicles and other objects through detailed maps on the Internet. Geotrack is a sponsor of ScanCoveryTrial, an organization that organizes annual car tours through Scandinavia with more than 100 teams and a special destination each year. Based on their software and Cellocator’s CR-300B 2G hardware device, Geotrack has been providing the tracking platform for these tours over the last seven years.

The upcoming edition of this tour starts on January 6th, 2017 and ends on January 15th, 2017, and its unique destination this time around is the Lofoten Islands.

“The high quality and accuracy of the CR-300B enabled us to answer all the challenging requirements of ScanCoveryTrial and protect the safety of the drivers in the tour.”

The Challenge

Guiding The Drivers and Protecting Their Safety

The ScanCoveryTrial is a unique and challenging tour in which the drivers – who are not familiar with the route – need to drive more than 7,000 km in one week in snow, ice and temperatures that can drop to -47 °C. Therefore, there was an obvious need to find a solution to help protect the drivers’ safety. The organizers wanted to know the teams’ locations at all times and to be able to inform them in case they headed off in the wrong direction. Additionally, because weather conditions are tough, speeding is not an option; ScanCoveryTrial needed speed monitoring with alerts so that drivers exceeding the permitted speed limit could be penalized.

As the teams don’t know the route, there was a need for a navigation tool to guide them along the route and lead them to the next point. In other words, when drivers reach the next point on the route, they needed to receive notification of the next coordinated point. This would also help the organizers manage the administrative aspects of the tour. And, finally, there was also a need for a solution that would automate time registration.

The Solution

Fleet and Security Management Solution

The Lubinski Group partnered with Pointer Telocation to supply an aftermarket OEM connected car solution. The connected car solution is based on an Android infotainment solution, backed with Pointer’s added-value services, using a hardware telematics unit (CR-300) to provide location information and vehicle security. The solution includes a screen in the car and a mobile app.

The connected car solution provides services such as:

  • Internet
  • Radio
  • A library of approved applications (Waze, music etc.)
  • Location-based services
  • Navigation
  • Accident detection
  • Real time support,
  • Parking,
  • Round-the-clock access to service
  • An emergency control room
  • Car maintenance and reservation
  • Push notifications as well as access to distributor promotions.

The CR-300B is Cellocator’s entry-level unit for fleet management and vehicle security applications, available in 2G /3G modem variants. The CR300B is equipped with a rechargeable backup battery (1000mAh) and GSM jamming detection algorithms for improved compliance with vehicle security applications. In addition, it is compatible with a variety of accessories which enable a wide range of applications such as fuel monitoring, temperature monitoring, identification and more.

Results & Benefits

Fleet and Security Management Solution

The Lubinski Group partnered with Pointer Telocation to supply an aftermarket OEM connected car solution. The connected car solution is based on an Android infotainment solution, backed with Pointer’s added-value services, using a hardware telematics unit (CR-300) to provide location information and vehicle security. The solution includes a screen in the car and a mobile app.

The connected car solution provides services such as:

  • Internet
  • Radio
  • A library of approved applications (Waze, music etc.)
  • Location-based services
  • Navigation
  • Accident detection
  • Real time support,
  • Parking,
  • Round-the-clock access to service
  • An emergency control room
  • Car maintenance and reservation
  • Push notifications as well as access to distributor promotions.

The CR-300B is Cellocator’s entry-level unit for fleet management and vehicle security applications, available in 2G /3G modem variants. The CR300B is equipped with a rechargeable backup battery (1000mAh) and GSM jamming detection algorithms for improved compliance with vehicle security applications. In addition, it is compatible with a variety of accessories which enable a wide range of applications such as fuel monitoring, temperature monitoring, identification and more.