Quartix has become the first major telematics specialist to provide pay as you go vehicle tracking with Google Maps.
Googles advanced mapping, satellite, terrain and hybrid views are now available with both the InfoPlus and Corporate versions of Quartix Pay As You Go.
Using Google Maps zoom and scroll controls to search a live tracking screen an operator can quickly trace vehicle-journey details or find the nearest vehicle to a customer.
The new mapping system, also included in Quartixs unique email reporting facility, provides customers with direct access to maps and satellite images from locations named in journey reports.
Andy Walters, Quartix managing director, said: We are an innovative company and our decision to incorporate Googles industry-leading maps is a good illustration of this. It follows on from last months launch of a suite of real-time performance dashboard displays with our Corporate package.
Three months ago, Quartix became the UKs first telematics company to introduce pay as you go vehicle tracking and already 50% of its new clients are choosing this payment option.
Mr Walters added: We are still the only leading vehicle tracking company to offer a genuine pay as you go service which is backed by the right of customers to cancel at any time. It will be interesting to see at what point our competitors are prepared to offer this as well.
Pay as you go is attracting an enormous amount of interest and without doubt customers see it as the way forward.
Founded in 2001, Quartix has grown to become the UKs most successful vehicle tracking service provider.
The company offers an internet-based system with a focus on service and price. More than 2000 customers currently use the service in a wide variety of sectors, including transportation, construction, site maintenance, merchandising and retail, sales, service and despatch. More than 20,000 vehicles have the system installed.