AutoTest® AutoMonitor

AutoTest® AutoMonitor

Efficiently and safely managing vehicle assets is of great concern to fleet owners, who need to know the real-time location and monitor constant performance of fleet vehicles and drivers. Access to up-to-the-minute data enables fleet owners to plan more efficiently and better utilise specific vehicles.


Safety of drivers, vehicles and other road users is paramount. Where passenger vehicles such as buses are concerned, safety takes on a whole new dimension as minimising the risk of injury or loss of life in a rollover or collision is essential to maintaining passenger and public confidence. Vehicle safety and dynamics need to be constantly monitored and measured, allowing immediate feedback to the vehicle owner outside of the regular maintenance inspection cycle. Logging of driver hours is often a mandatory safety requirement and while equipment is available to do this it often ignores additional safety features such as vehicle dynamics and location monitoring.

AutoMonitor Information and Safety System

AutoMonitor from AutoTest uniquely incorporates three vehicle information and safety technologies including tachograph vehicle dynamics, and GPS-based tracking into one easy to use device. AutoMonitor is a compact, all in one, space saving dash mounted solution that enables the vehicle owner to track the vehicle, keep an electronic logbook and measure vehicle dynamics to provide outputs such as brake and suspension condition, driving hours and over-speeding. Data logged can be securely accessed via internet, or downloaded directly to a PC via communication port.

Driver Alerts
AutoMonitor constantly monitors vehicle dynamics and alerts the driver when a vehicle is likely to roll over. This enables the driver to make informed decisions when applying defensive driving techniques to avoid impending danger.

  • In – vehicle personnel visual and audio alerts
  • Alerts driver when vehicle becomes unstable, and rollover is likely.

Under normal conditions where vehicle is stable the green light will be illuminated. When the likelihood of rollover reaches 40%, the yellow warning light will turn on. When the likelihood of rollover is above 60%, the red ‘danger’ light will illuminate, and the unit will sound a high-pitched alarm.

  • Alert events are recorded in the device, which can be later downloaded to a PC
  • Alert sensitivity can be adjusted to suit specific topography and training needs.

Vehicle Condition and Safety Monitoring

Provides an economical method of measuring mass and safety monitoring

  • Potential rollover events
  • Axis of vehicle including gyroscopic effects
  • Gross mass of the vehicle dynamically
  • Suspension condition
  • Long term brake efficiency

Driver Monitoring

Provides valuable data to monitor and evaluate driver and performance, and aids in the promotion of best driving practice.

  • Driver identification via smartcard
  • Driving style
  • Hours of operation for each driver
  • Speed and over – speed events

Vehicle Location

GPS enables the vehicle owner to always be aware of its location

  • Position and tracking data

Data Records
Record keeping and analysis is simple and convenient

  • Print recorded data

Speed, Distance and Engine Hour Measurement

AutoMonitor automatically measures and calculates mileage of the vehicle, as well as engine hours and speed exceedances

Digital Input / Output
AutoMonitor can report the status of four digital sensors, for example transmission position, engine status or other diagnostic information in addition to vehicle speed, location, and dynamics information. It can communicate with the vehicle’s computer (ECU) via CAN Bus and retrieve diagnostic codes (DTC).

Email and SMS Alert
AutoMonitor can send an alert via SMS and email to the user or to a supervisor if the vehicle violates any of the pre-set limits, for example speed, operation time or service requirements

Tracking Device
Auto Monitor’s tracking system allows the vehicle to betracked in real-time using the GPS via Internet.

Driver Management
AutoMonitor provides the driver / operator with immediate safety benefits such as driving hours, speed, and rest time. It maximises safety by monitoring dynamic vehicle stability and proactively alerts the driver of any behaviour outside a safe driving “window”.

Vehicle Condition
AutoMonitor can provide the vehicle owner with long term outputs including valuable service information such as detailed speed log, suspension / shock absorber condition, brake condition, load characteristics and engine diagnostic information via CANbus.
Real Time Monitoring
AutoMonitor enables the driver / operator to see the vehicle position and condition displayed in real time on a map on any Internet enabled device. The reporting interval from the vehicle is set in accordance with the user’s requirements.

History Playbacks
AutoMonitor enables the user to load and replay the vehicles route and condition via a sophisticated web – based interface.

Event and Fault Login
AutoMonitor constantly monitors a range of events and faults and keeps them stored in the internal memory.

  • Transmit data to a central database via the internet for analysis

Tri-axial acceleration resolved to Forward,
Lateral and Vertical vectors Maximum angular
velocity ± 400 degrees per second
Angular velocity accuracy 1%
Maximum acceleration / acceleration ± 2g
Acceleration accuracy <2%
GPS Receiver type 50 channel
GPS L1 frequency, C/A Code
Horizontal position accuracy GPS  2.5
Time-to-first- fix Cold start 26s
Warm start 26s
Hot start 1s
Frequency response 0 – 5Hz
Temperature stability Internally compensated
Temp. compensation accuracy 5%
Outputs Speaker: 85 DBA @1Metre
Warning lamps 40 mcd
Danger lamps 70 mcd
Digital interface RS232c – Standard 9 pins
GPRS interface Broadband modem
Live GPS tracking – resolution 2m
Historical GPS Audit trail analysis
Memory retention 5 years
Radiated RF emissions SAEJ1113 Class 3
Power supply 12 – 32V dc Nominal
Compliant with SAE J1455

Trucks & Buses

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AutoMonitor Manual
AutoMonitor Fact Sheet
AutoMonitor Brochure
AutoMonitor Australian Diesel Mechanic Article

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