GPS Remote Immobilisation with Cartrack

What is Remote Immobilisation?

The ability to prevent a vehicle from starting – why would you need it?

Well, it depends on your fleet. It’s a preventative function that we hope you don’t need to use frequently, but you can rest easy knowing it’s there.

I’m talking about Remote Immobilisation. This is where we can prevent a vehicle from starting. How does it work?

It’s pretty simple actually:

  • Log into the Cartrack system via Desktop, Tablet or Mobile App
  • Navigate to the Lists Tab – Vehicles – and find the vehicle you want to immobilise
  • Select Immobilise Vehicle
    • It will identify if the vehicle ignition is off and only allow continuation if it is
  • An OTP is sent and you enter it on the webpage
  • The vehicle will not start

Prevent unwanted driving with a start inhibit that safely and effectively manages which drivers can operate particular vehicles. To start the vehicle, the driver must present their Driver ID.

There are three ways to manage this:

  1. Standard Driver ID – the Vehicle can start without tag, and the system registers the Driver ID to that trip.
  2. Start Inhibit with any Driver ID – The majority of our clients who utilise this functionality have it set up so that any Driver ID tag can start any fleet vehicle, and the drivers name will be logged.
  3. Start Inhibit with a Configured Driver ID – To add further security the Hardware can be configured to only allow a particular driver use of a particular vehicle.

You can set up the drivers in the Cartrack system by:

  • Going to List – Select Drivers – Vehicle Permissions – Edit Driver – Assign Tag (Driver ID).
  • Cartrack then sets permissions to the Hardware unit to assign particular Driver ID’s to assigned vehicles.
  • Start inhibit configured tag – this requires a change on the hardware itself. Ensure the groups of vehicles assigned to the driver is up to date to manage this effectively.

Who uses Remote Immobilisation?

Many of our clients do. A great example is Car Rental Companies, who use this function to manage vehicle return times. If a renter decides to flout the agreement, the Rental Company disables the car remotely and sends a team to retrieve it.

A vehicle cannot be disabled mid-drive. Once the ignition is off, you can send instruction to the unit to not let car start again, thereby providing vehicle and driver safety.

This feature requires specific Hardware in your fleet vehicles, get in touch to find out more.