Manage expectations throughout the journey
Our Android satnav for Mandata TMS gives HGV drivers truck-optimised routes to follow and ETA alerts to keep your team and customers informed.
Live ETAs that keep customers calm while you carry on
Customers expect more visibility from haulage and logistics companies than ever before.
With Mandata Navigation you can effortlessly provide your customers with complete transparency, from the moment the wheels start to turn on their job until their consignment reaches them.
Get live ETA progress and exception alerts
When stops are sent to the Navigation app via the Manifests app, the Navigation app will generate initial ETAs as soon as the driver starts navigation.
These ETAs are sent by SMS or email to you, the relevant customers, and the contacts at collection and delivery sites. As the journey continues, the Navigation app continually re-evaluates each ETA.
If an ETA changes by 5 minutes or more, a new SMS or email is sent, keeping everyone informed, in real time, of the driver’s progress.
Get the right route for each vehicle
Routes are optimised using the vehicle’s dimensions, number of trailers, and whether you want to avoid difficult turns and toll roads.
These settings can be saved at fleet or vehicle level in the TMS and passed to the Navigation app to save time.
The driver is prompted to check the settings before navigation begins and to change them if necessary, giving you full control of each journey’s specifics.
Simple, intuitive navigation display and offline maps
The navigation display uses standard map symbols, with 2D or 3D views and day or night themes. Simulation mode lets the driver study a virtual route in advance.
In addition, maps for different regions and countries can be downloaded to use offline when there is no internet connection.
What’s more, the app automatically detects updates to downloaded maps and prompts the user to replace saved copies.
Get spoken directions in a language of your choice
Voice instructions, with turn-by-turn navigation, are available in most languages with text-to-speech and pre-recorded voice skins.
Pre-recorded voice skins provide basic manoeuvre instructions such as “turn right in 200 metres”, while text-to-speech voices also provide spoken street names, for example, “turn right in 200 metres onto Northumberland Street”.
Add stops manually or send them from the Manifests app
Drivers can add the stops they need to visit in different ways:
- Manually, by doing a simple address search or by picking a destination from a list of saved addresses, or
- Using the Manifests app to send a single address or an entire route to the Navigation app.
After adding stops, they can drag and drop them to easily rearrange their order.