This guide shows how to setup and get started with the Eco Report. It includes report plugin installation and report configuration.
The Eco Report measures harsh driving, speeding and idling and it produces an “eco” score for each vehicle. In this guide we will install the Eco Report, configure it and map the required device signals.
For a scripted version of these reports go to Scripted Eco Report Setup
- A device that supports “harsh driving” signals (acceleration, turning, breaking). For example ATrack, Teltonika and Webtech (links to configuration guides at the bottom of this page)
- VarPack 2 (included in new installations / downloadable from Plugins)
Follow these steps to install the report on your server:
- Log in to your SiteAdmin application
- Install Eco Report from SiteAdmin -> Plugins
- Activate the report in your Application that has compatible devices.
Configure your Device Mapper
Your “harsh driving” signals must be mapped to the correct GpsGate variables for the Eco report to work.
Follow these steps:
- Go to either SiteAdmin > Devices or Admin > Device Mapper in VehicleTracker
- Click Edit for the harsh driving compatible device
- Map the ignition signal from your device to the GpsGate variable Ignition. This is required for correct “idle” time.
- Map the device’s harsh signals to the GpsGate variables Harsh acceleration, Harsh turning and Harsh breaking. Note:it’s not required to map all harsh signals, but remember to set “0” (zero) Weight in the matching parameter (see below).
- Save your changes and close the Device Mapper window
Configure the RPT_Speeding Event Rule
If you want can change the speed that Eco Report counts as “overspeeding”.
In VehicleTracker, open the Admin > Event Rules window.
Notice that there is a new rule called RPT_Speeding available. This rule is created by the Eco Report plugin and specifically used to count speeding events in the Eco reports.
Click Edit and alter the 4. Expression section as appropriate (set the speed that you count as “speeding” and an appropriate end condition).
Save your changes and verify that no warnings are displayed.
Configure the report - Weight parameters
The Eco reports (details and summary) show a single “score” for each vehicle based on the “harsh” events.
To do this a formula is used based on the distance, number of event occurrences and the signal’s Weight.
The weights are defined as report parameters when configuring/creating the report in the application.
Follow these steps:
- Log in to VehicleTracker Application in question
- Open the Reports > Manage reports window.
- Choose either EC1000 (summary) or EC1001 (detailed) in the drop down and click Open.
- For each “Harsh” parameter there’s a default value. Preview the report to determine if any of the the weights need to be altered. Note: You might want to configure several versions of the report in the same Application for trucks, cars etc, where you weigh the signals differently.
- Select Hide for each “Harsh” parameter so the end user can’t see (and alter) them.
- Save the report
View your report
Now you can look at your report directly by selecting your Eco report in the Reports menu. This is what EC1000 (the summary report) may look like:
Device configuration guides
You need to configure your devices to send harsh driving information for the report to work. The guides below will help you with that (and we will be adding guides for more devices).