05 November, 2009
The Mercedes-Benz dealership of Valencia, Spain has successfully implemented AeroScout’s Vehicle Tracking and Management solution to monitor the real-time location of vehicles brought in for servicing across the entire dealership.
The solution consists of AeroScout Wi-Fi Tags, AeroScout Exciters, a Cisco 3350 Mobility Services Engine (MSE) with Context-Aware Mobility Solution and AeroScout’s MobileView software. The solution is integrated into an application developed by Telefónica that provides car history reports and prints the location of vehicles on a site map.
Every vehicle brought in for maintenance and servicing is fitted with an AeroScout tag, and the tag’s identification number is automatically associated with the specific car using a license plate reader. Once a vehicle is tagged, the service department can monitor the location of the car anywhere in the dealership in real time.
According to AeroScout, this significantly reduces the time staff spends searching for vehicles that are frequently moving around the facility. For example, dealership employees can quickly see if a particular car has moved from the body shop to the paint area without having to physically search the entire facility.
The system also includes a security control application that only allows authorized vehicles to exit the lot.