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Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

Topic: Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

A vehicle/asset's name is currently displayed under the unit icon on the map. When a driver is bound to unit you need to hover over that unit to see who is assigned  (as well as other relevant information).

When a driver is assigned/bound to a unit it would be very helpful to have the name of the driver displayed directly under the unit name, or even above the unit icon (no need to hover over the unit), perhaps in a different color if possible (or user defined).

It would also be helpful if such an option can be selected/deselected (Display Driver name along with unit name checkbox, for example) as some users may love and rely on this ability, while others may not need it based on their role.

Thanks,
Michael

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Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

Re: Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

Hi Michael what would be the user benefit for seeing the driver name on the map? For what industries?

Phoenix Solusi
Mobile Visible Secure
Specialists in data acquisition and analysis for mobile and fixed assets. Integration in to content management systems is a specialty we have.
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Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

Re: Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

michael ,  it's a pleasure to say you, that this feature will be available in the nearest Beta update. You can choose driver names on map or units' or both.
Some companies use drivers as a main element in the system, so they are more interested in monitoring of drivers, not the car they drive. From this point of view this feature should be useful.

Tatsiana Kots
Ex-Business Analyst, Gurtam
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Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

Re: Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

Hi Tatsiana, that's great to hear and thank you for the update! Looking forward to it.
Any idea in how soon we can expect the next update?

JohnG: as Tatsiana mentioned, some companies use driver name instead or unit, or require to see both. As a more specific example, companies in the Limousine or Bus industry would like this type of feature, as they need to stay in contact with drivers and typically manage based on Driver as opposed to unit name (since they may change vehicles throughout the week and dispatchers need to know visually who is driving what).

I hope that helps.

Thanks,
Michael

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Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

Re: Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

michael, good news! It’s ready in Beta, and now it's easier to control drivers bound to units – driver name can be displayed instead or along with unit name on the map. Activate the function by clicking on “Visible layers” button and selecting “Driver names” option.

Just in case, I'll remember how to find Beta: open hosting.wialon.com and choose Beta

Tatsiana Kots
Ex-Business Analyst, Gurtam
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Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

Re: Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

Hi Tatsiana, that is great.
What is the typical timeline for a feature to go from Beta to being available in full production?

Thanks,
Michael

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Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

Re: Driver Name displayed under/above unit name/icon on map

michael wrote:

What is the typical timeline for a feature to go from Beta to being available in full production?

Two weeks

Tatsiana Kots
Ex-Business Analyst, Gurtam