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Future functionality: unit type and pre-created vehicle types

Topic: Future functionality: unit type and pre-created vehicle types

Dear All,

We constantly work on improving Wialon and today I want to hear your feedback on the new functionality which may be implemented later this year. I will be grateful to hear "pros" and "cons" from you and how it could affect your daily job routine.

We want to implement a unified library of unit types and vehicle types to the Unit Settings.

1. In the unit's settings on the "General" tab the new field will appear "Unit type". It will contain options: Vehicle, Personal tracker, Stationary object.
If the option "Personal tracker" is selected - the sub options become available:

  • Person or
  • Animal

While selecting "Stationary object" - the sub options below appear:

  • Bin
  • Building
  • Camera
  • Compressor
  • Container
  • Electrostation (generator)
  • Fuel station
  • Room

2. If the option "Vehicle" is chosen - then in the "Profile" tab of the unit's settings the field "Vehicle type" becomes dropdown with options instead of the input text field. The full list of available vehicles types consists of 4 main parts:
People transportation

  • Bicycle
  • Scooter
  • Motorcycle / Motorbike
  • Car / Passengers car
  • Minibus
  • Bus
  • Trolleybus
  • Tram

Cargo transportation

  • Pick-up
  • Light commercial vehicle (van) / minivan
  • Truck (Lorry, medium truck, regular truck)
  • Heavy truck
  • Dump truck (tipper)
  • Pipe truck
  • Truck head / Tractor unit / prime mover
  • Trailers and semi-trailers / wagon / flatbed / with tent
  • Tank (for liquids) / tanker trailer
  • Fuel tanker


Special machinery

  • Tractor
  • Combine harvester
  • Sprayer
  • Baler
  • Spreader (agriculture)
  • Mower
  • Excavator (digger)
  • Loader (Front, backhoe loader)
  • Skid steer loader
  • Forlift
  • Bulldozer
  • Trencher
  • Crane
  • Material handling (manipulator)
  • Mixer (Concrete mixer)
  • Pump (Concrete pump)
  • Aerial platform (aerial work platform (AWP) / elevating work platform (EWP) / scissor lift)
  • Pipelayer
  • Pile driver
  • Road roller
  • Grader / Motor graders
  • Paving machine
  • Scraper
  • Street cleaning machine
  • Snowcat (piste machine)
  • Tow truck
  • Refrigerator van/truck/trailer

Other

  • All-terrain vehicle (ATV) / utility vehicles (UTV)
  • Amphibious vehicles
  • Snowmobile
  • Train (Railed vehicles)
  • Water transport
  • Recreational vehicle / Сamper
  • Other

The main goals of that improvements:
1. to clean up the mess we have in the field "Vehicle type" now. At the moment the field is filled for more than 10% of all units in Wialon Hosting, which is pretty impressive. And since the field is misused by the users - we could not use the data stored there for our future improvements and analysis.

2. We want to simplify the interface the users are dealing with on a daily basis. With the unit and vehicle types we will be able to focus the users on the crucial functionality of Wialon.

3. We want to provide users with an ability to specify the details of the special vehicles they are using. For example, we got multiple requests on adding the field for the number of available passengers in the bus/minibus, carrying capacity of the trucks, trailers... In the future the ability of grouping the units in the Monitoring based on the vehicle types etc. In order to to all that we need the info on the types which are utilized now.


I will be very grateful if you could answer several questions listed below:
1. Do you think that the lists above are full? Do they include all types of vehicles you work with daily? Maybe some of the types are useless in your opinion?
2. Maybe some of the types are not clear to you?
3. Is the sorting of the types in the list is easy and clear?
4. With the changes described above - all values in the current "Vehicle type" field - will be migrated to the newly created field "Comments / additional information". The library you previously had for that field will be not saved. Is that crucial for you? Why? How we could make the migration process easier and better?
5. In the future, once the updates are delivered - we want that the chosen type of the vehicle affected the interface of the application. For example, once the unit type "Personal tracker" is chosen - the tab "Profile" of the unit settings is not needed at all... And for People transportation having a number of seats is really important as well... and so on. What do you think about dependencies like that? Do you other examples of type-based functionality of the Wialon?
6. How do you create units in the Wialon now? What do you think if the field "Unit type" becomes mandatory?
7. Is the ux of the process of choosing the types of the units and vehicle types is clear and easy? Please see the mock-ups of how it could look like attached.

I will be glad to hearing from you. All comments, recommendations, suggestions and wishes are very welcome. Thank you! smile

Maryia Paklonskaya
Wialon Business Analyst

"The important thing is not to stop questioning" (c)
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Re: Future functionality: unit type and pre-created vehicle types

Hello mapa,
We always use this funcionality in our units and actually I like the freedom of typing the type of unit we want, but if you create a tool that englobes all the types (even if not, we can request support to add the type) I don't see any reason for this update not to be done.
For us, loosing this information of every unit will not bring many losses because we don't have many units and actually we doesn't use it very often, but as we use in every vehicle, specially for a company with different types of concrete vehicles (I don't know the properly translation of them), we would need that these types was inside Wialon.

Examples:
https://www.aecweb.com.br/prod/cls/anun … m_gran.jpg
https://www.northmixbombas.com.br/image … ria-03.jpg

Fernando Brochetto
Technical Support, Rastreasul

fernando@rastreasul.com.br
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Re: Future functionality: unit type and pre-created vehicle types

Hi Fernando Brochetto! Thank you for your kind feedback!

I think that on the first picture is a concrete pump, right? It is included in the list.
On the second picture there are 2 vehicles: concrete mixer on the left (which is included to the list as well) and the second vehicle on the right is pump as well as descibed on the page here https://www.northmixbombas.com.br/auto-bomba-alugar smile

Maryia Paklonskaya
Wialon Business Analyst

"The important thing is not to stop questioning" (c)
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Hii mapa, yes, you're right smile
Here we call "bomba lança" and "bomba estacionária".

Fernando Brochetto
Technical Support, Rastreasul

fernando@rastreasul.com.br
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Sounds like a good idea to me mapa.

Plus having a "selection" also means less work for customers by not having to type in details manually.

Onwards and Upwards!!
Knowledge, data & information is power!
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Re: Future functionality: unit type and pre-created vehicle types

Thank you for your kind feedback FleetPursuit! Yes, the feature benefits our customers and us!

Maryia Paklonskaya
Wialon Business Analyst

"The important thing is not to stop questioning" (c)
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mapa wrote:

Thank you for your kind feedback FleetPursuit! Yes, the feature benefits our customers and us!

Everybody wins then mapa wink

Onwards and Upwards!!
Knowledge, data & information is power!
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Dear Fernando Brochetto and FleetPursuit,

You are very welcome to use the new functionality - Unit types library.
You could specify the type of your unit on the "Unit type" field of the General tab of the unit settings.
And select the type of the vehicle on the "Vehicle type" field of the Profile tab of the unit settings.

I will be glad to know if there any suggestions, ideas for improvements or any feedback from you or your customers.

Let me know if there are any questions.

Maryia Paklonskaya
Wialon Business Analyst

"The important thing is not to stop questioning" (c)
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Hello mapa, for now every description are in English, so I'll be waiting for the translation.

Fernando Brochetto
Technical Support, Rastreasul

fernando@rastreasul.com.br
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Re: Future functionality: unit type and pre-created vehicle types

Fernando Brochetto are you using Portuguese?

Maryia Paklonskaya
Wialon Business Analyst

"The important thing is not to stop questioning" (c)
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Re: Future functionality: unit type and pre-created vehicle types

mapa Yess

Fernando Brochetto
Technical Support, Rastreasul

fernando@rastreasul.com.br
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Re: Future functionality: unit type and pre-created vehicle types

Fernando Brochetto, the Portuguese translations are coming smile it may take up to 2 weeks to being available.

Maryia Paklonskaya
Wialon Business Analyst

"The important thing is not to stop questioning" (c)
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Re: Future functionality: unit type and pre-created vehicle types

mapa There is no problem, if you need any help I'll be happy to help you!

Fernando Brochetto
Technical Support, Rastreasul

fernando@rastreasul.com.br
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Fernando Brochetto, translations are ready, we are waiting for them to be synced with the code. Thank you for the proposed assistance!

Maryia Paklonskaya
Wialon Business Analyst

"The important thing is not to stop questioning" (c)
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Future functionality: unit type and pre-created vehicle types

(edited by hhamedk 17/02/2021 23:51:20)

Re: Future functionality: unit type and pre-created vehicle types

mapa, any language we login to the system we see the Persian translated phrases, is there a cookie that causes this?
May you tell me what you had in mind about the types room, Container and Machine Tool?

I also believe that the sub-category Special vehicles shouldn't be a sub-category but a main category and in the same level of Cargo Transport, Passenger Transport and Special Machinery

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hhamedk, well, this is unexpected. Is the whole interface still in the Persian? Or is it just the vehicle types?
Could you please record the screen?

May you tell me what you had in mind about the types room, Container and Machine Tool?

It is not uncommon to use Wialon in order to monitor Rooms (e.g. temperature inside, humidity etc.) or Containers (which are used for cargo transportation on the freighter ships).
Also, Machine Tool is supposed to cover all stationary machines which are used on the factories (e.g. for Industry 4.0 systems).

I also believe that the sub-category Special vehicles shouldn't be a sub-category but a main category and in the same level of Cargo Transport, Passenger Transport and Special Machinery

Thank you for your feedback, the current types library is not the final one, the changes will take place. We will analyze other feedback and will decide whether Special vehicles should become a separate category.

Maryia Paklonskaya
Wialon Business Analyst

"The important thing is not to stop questioning" (c)
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mapa

Could you please record the screen?

Attached.

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hhamedk, thanks, we will investigate the issue

Maryia Paklonskaya
Wialon Business Analyst

"The important thing is not to stop questioning" (c)