San Diego-based Networkcar has changed its name to Networkfleet to reflect its new focus on the commercial and government fleet markets, the company said Oct. 28.
It has also moved into an expanded headquarters with nearly double the office space to accommodate current and future growth.
Networkfleet pioneered a wireless diagnostic monitoring system that connects directly to a vehicle’s onboard diagnostic OBD-II port. Approaching its 10-year anniversary, the company and its affiliates now have more than 50 patents issued or pending surrounding vehicle diagnostics. In 2006, it was acquired by Hughes Telematics.
While GPS-based vehicle tracking systems are becoming common, Networkfleet combines precise GPS vehicle location with engine diagnostics and real-time reporting. Fleet managers receive alerts and log on to a secure Web site to manage vehicle information.
Networkfleet also continuously monitors emissions, which allows customers to reduce fuel usage, lower idle time, reduce vehicle speed and lower miles traveled. In California, Networkfleet customers are wirelessly “smog checked” to immediately identify vehicles that are out of compliance.
Networkfleet customers range in fleet sizes of less than 10 vehicles to thousands of vehicles.
Customers include service companies, delivery companies, transportation services, construction companies and all levels of government. Examples include Cloud 9 Shuttle, Roto-Rooter, the state of Delaware and the U.S. Marine Corps.
, Ned Randolph