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Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford

GO Device plans are used for comparison and referred from this document.



Base (GO)

Ford Basic

Ford Premium

Ford Premium5 *

Pro (GO)

ProPlus (GO)

Availability

Worldwide

US, CA, EU1

US, CA, EU1

US, CA

Worldwide

Worldwide

Hardware Installation

GO device installation required

No additional hardware required for eligible vehicles

No additional hardware required for eligible vehicles

No additional hardware required for eligible vehicles

GO device installation required

GO device installation required

Application


Base (GO)

Ford Basic

Ford Premium

Ford Premium5 *

Pro (GO)

ProPlus (GO)

Web-based tracking

Web-based trip log

Limited

(GPS is recorded only at IGN ON/OFF)

Support for multiple map types and views

Unlimited customer zone importing, editing and creation (geofencing)

Notifications on zone entry/exit

Limited

(only determined and notified when GPS is recorded at IGN ON/OFF)

Flexible group structure for vehicles, zones (customers), users, rules, drivers, and reports

Powerful and customizable business exception rules

Combination exception rules

Email, web-based popup, text message and web service call notifications on rule exceptions

Roadside Add-In for towing, locksmith, battery boost, fuel delivery, flat tire change, & more.

USA and Canada only, with fleet-wide utilization of the ProPlus plan. Other conditions apply

Support Services

With fleet-wide utilization of the ProPlus plan.

Privacy Mode

Collision Reconstruction Add-In

Built-In Rules-Based Exceptions


Base (GO)

Ford Basic

Ford Premium

Ford Premium5 *

Pro (GO)

ProPlus (GO)

Speeding

After-hours usage

Productivity (idling, arrival/departure times, etc.)

Backup when leaving

Engine diagnostics and issues

Dangerous driving (acceleration, braking, cornering)

Limited

(Cornering data is limited)

Limited

(Cornering data is limited)

Seatbelt usage

Collision

(can be supported by custom rule)

(depends on acceleration data reported by OEM)

(depends on acceleration data reported by OEM)

Low battery warning

Engine misuse (over-revving)

Reports


Base (GO)

Ford Basic

Ford Premium

Ford Premium5 *

Pro (GO)

ProPlus (GO)

Over 30 built-in reports

Limited

Limited

Limited

Customizable dashboards and reports

Trending dashboards and reports

Report scheduling

Private vs. Business mileage

Limited

Limited

IFTA fuel tax reports

Limited

Limited

Driver scoring reports

Limited

Limited

(Cornering data is limited)

Limited

(Cornering data is limited)

Risk management reports (insurance use case)

Limited

Customer stops by zone report

Driver congregation report

Customizable work hours, time off, and timecard reports

Collision reconstruction report. Reports for devices on Base and Regulatory mode will not include Accelerometer information

Find nearest vehicle to location including distance

Color-coding to signify the status of Garmin-equipped drivers on a map

Maintenance reminders scheduled by time or distance

(based on odometer not engine hours)

(based on odometer not engine hours)

(based on odometer not engine hours)

Maintenance reminders scheduled by engine data parameters

* For HOS purposes only.

Unlimited users

Flexible user access control — features can be hidden or limited based on user or vehicle groups

Ability to audit all database actions

Scalable — up to 50,000 devices in one database

One year of cloud storage with tools for local file export

Industry best practices for security

Best-in-class Tier 2 and Tier 3 engineering support

Engine Management


Base (GO)

Ford Basic

Ford Premium

Ford Premium5 *

Pro (GO)

ProPlus (GO)

  1. SAE J1939 (including FMS) & J1708
  2. Legacy OBD: SAE J1850 PWM/VPW, ISO 9141-2, and ISO 14230 KWP2000
  3. Single Wire CAN (GM 33.3 kbps, Fiat/Dodge 50 kbps)
  4. ISO 15765 CAN (including WWH-OBD, GMLAN, VW TP2.0) @ 125 kbps, 250 kbps, 500 kbps
  5. Medium Speed CAN @ 125 kbps, 250 kbps, 500 kbps

Very Limited


(check data set for available measurements)


(check data set for available measurements)


(check data set for available measurements)

Engine Data

(Recorded if supported by the vehicle)


Base (GO)

Ford Basic

Ford Premium

Ford Premium5 *

Pro (GO)

ProPlus (GO)

Odometer, Engine Hours and Engine Road Speed

* For HOS purposes only.

Coolant temperature

Driver's seat belt

Passenger seat occupied

Passenger seatbelt

Total fuel used

Total idle fuel used

Fuel level input (to identify fuel-up events and for data integration with fuel card)

RPM

Ignition detect

Check Engine Light

Engine faults, including unknown proprietary engine faults

EV driving energy used

(BETA)

EV battery charge % (SOC)

(BETA)

EV charging status

(BETA)

EV charging energy

(BETA)

In-vehicle Audible Alerts / Driver Feedback


Base (GO)

Ford Basic

Ford Premium

Ford Premium5 *

Pro (GO)

ProPlus (GO)

Speeding

Driver ID not presented on ignition

Idling

Driving in reverse

Rule violation

Limited

High RPM — target fuel savings

Seatbelt usage detection over user-defined speed

Aggressive driving (acceleration, braking, cornering)

Drive App

Mobile device/tablet, data plan, and IOX-USB for HOS are extra cost.


Base (GO)

Ford Basic

Ford Premium

Ford Premium5 *

Pro (GO)

ProPlus (GO)

Asset Inspection

US Federal Regulations (§396)

Canadian Regulations (NSC 13)

BETA

BETA

BETA

BETA

BETA

BETA

Drive App Hours of Service (HOS)

    1. US Federal Interstate Regulations (§395)
    2. US property/passenger 60-hour/7-day & 70-hour/8-day
    3. US property/passenger short-haul
    4. 16-hour day support
    1. Select US Intrastate Regulations
    2. California property/passenger intrastate
    1. Canadian Federal Regulations (S of 60°)
    2. 7-day cycle 1 & 14-day cycle 2
  • Automatic duty status changes

    Adverse weather condition support

    Oil industry exemption support

    Yard Move and Personal Conveyance support

    Driver identification and co-driver support

    Works alongside other third-party applications installed on mobile device/tablet

    2-way messaging

    BETA

    BETA

    BETA

    Dispatch zone, address, or route to vehicle via messaging

    BETA

    BETA

    BETA

    Rules-based driver feedback via messaging

    Limited/BETA

    BETA

    BETA

    Navigation using built-in mobile device/tablet application or third-party navigation

    BETA

    BETA

    BETA

    Automatic driver-to-vehicle pairing when logged in to the Drive App

    BETA

    BETA

    BETA

    Drive App Add-Ins

    Privacy Mode

    Expansion


    Base (GO)

    Ford Basic

    Ford Premium

    Ford Premium5 *

    Pro (GO)

    ProPlus (GO)

    Custom Add-In integrations available

    Access partner Add-Ons and solutions through the Marketplace (additional cost may apply)

    Limited

    Limited

    Limited

    Advanced Software Development Kit (SDK) supporting full integration and customization (C# & Javascript integration, full AJAX/JSON interface)

    IOX-KEYLESS

    Monitor auxiliary input events — door open/close, sensors, etc. via IOX-AUXM

    In-vehicle alert and notification via IOX-ALERT

    In-vehicle verbal coaching via IOX Device

    Available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian

    Driver ID via IOX-NFCREADER

    Loud buzzer via IOX-BUZZ

    USB power for mobile devices and tablets via IOX-USB

    One-way HOS data transfer via IOX-USB

    Two-way data transfer via IOX-USB*

    * Contact your reseller to enable this feature

    Iridium satellite connection via IOX-SATIRDv2

    EXTRA

    EXTRA

    EXTRA

    Bluetooth® beacon monitoring via IOX-BT

    DICKEY-john® Control Point control system (via the IOX-DJ)

    Rexroth® Compu-Spread® CS440 and CS550 controllers (via the IOX-COMSPREAD)

    Cirus Controls® SpreadSmart Rx® controllers (via the IOX-CRS)

    FORCE® AMERICA 5100ex® Spreader Control systems (via the IOX-FAM)

    Public Works solution with spreader controllers

    ProPlus + Public Works

    Public Works solution

    Read third-party serial data via IOX-RS232M/F

    Read third-party data over the CAN bus via IOX-CAN

    Mobileye integration via IOX-CAN

    Refer monitoring with Valor wireless temperature sensors (requires IOX-CAN)

    Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) integration with Valor wireless sensors (requires IOX-CAN)

    Integration not required as data is reported in the data set

    Integration not required as data is reported in the data set

    Integration not required as data is reported in the data set

    Lone worker and man down solutions with Grace Industries integrated devices (requires additional IOXs)

    Associate HID card to vehicle using RFID via IOX-HID

    Monitor analog auxiliary inputs — fuel levels, temperature, PTO detection, etc. via IOX-ANALOG

    Control a remote relay in the vehicle with IOX-OUTPUTM

    Driver feedback through IOX-GOTALK

    IOX-UREADER


    Base (GO)

    Ford Basic

    Ford Premium

    Ford Premium5 *

    Pro (GO)

    ProPlus (GO)

    Tachograph (only for Europe)







    Driver ID

    Remote Download (RDL) of logs, as well as vehicle and driver information

    Real-time status and tachograph data (TAC)

    Infraction Management (AFA)

    CAN Clamp

    BETA

    BETA

    Cold Chain

    Temperature and other telemetry

    2-Way communication (temperature set point, alarm clearing)

    Garmin Support and IOX-GARMINNT


    Base (GO)

    Ford Basic

    Ford Premium

    Ford Premium5 *

    Pro (GO)

    ProPlus (GO)

    Dispatch vehicle to zone or address

    Send multiple routes and auto-select next

    2-way messaging

    Set driver status

    Can use Drive App on Android OS-based Garmins

    Truck-specific features (road speed, sharp turn, red light camera) and routing

    IOX-Garmin can power Garmin device

    Garmin Hours of Service (HOS)

    US Federal Interstate Regulations (§395)

    1. US property/passenger 60-hour/7-day & 70-hour/8-day
    2. 16-hour day support
  • Device


    Base (GO)

    Ford Basic

    Ford Premium

    Ford Premium5 *

    Pro (GO)

    ProPlus (GO)

    End-to-end security using authentication, encryption, message integrity verification, individualized devices with unique IDs, non-static security keys, and digitally-signed firmware

    Patented advanced trip recording for accurate vehicle location and distance traveled

    Wi-Fi Hotspot Functionality (additional monthly rate applies. Select regions only)

    ProPlus + Wi-Fi

    Internal GPS antenna

    Position instantly available after cold start (ephemeris)

    Simple to install

    No Additional hardware needed

    No Additional hardware needed

    No Additional hardware needed

    Installation record (date/time/location) when unit connected

    Device tampering/removal detection with date/time/location stamp

    Voltage monitoring on crank (indicates electrical battery health)

    Battery voltage monitoring via regular heartbeats when ignition is off (identifies battery drain — door open/light left on)

    Self-calibrating accelerometer — no vehicle setup required

    Detect towing events (moving with ignition off)

    False positive filtering (i.e. does not record railroad tracks, speed bumps or potholes as aggressive driving)

    Collision data memory buffer records over 100 minutes of second-by-second data — auto detection and upload of last 1.2 minutes on collision

    On-device memory for logging out-of-coverage situations

    Up to 1 month of driving data

    Up to 8 hours of driving data

    Up to 8 hours of driving data

    Up to 8 hours of driving data

    Up to 1 month of driving data

    Up to 1 month of driving data

    Automatic OBD/CAN protocol detection at device install

    Automatic VIN readout

    Estimated odometer and engine hours (not based on engine data)

    (engine data available)

    (engine data available)

    (engine data available)

    Actual engine hours, engine road speed & odometer from engine

    * For HOS purposes only

    Over-the-air firmware updates

    Over-the-air plan upgrades

    Over-the-air parameter modifications

    IP indemnification

    Limited

    (applicable only to MyGeotab)

    Limited

    (applicable only to MyGeotab)

    Limited

    (applicable only to MyGeotab)

    Limited lifetime warranty*

    *Certain conditions apply

    Active Tracking — Live Vehicle Location


    Base (GO)

    Ford Basic

    Ford Premium

    Ford Premium5 *

    Pro (GO)

    ProPlus (GO)

    Real-time audible alerts or verbal coaching for rules-based driver feedback

    Map updated with live vehicle movement


    * Available in North America, GPS, Speed ODO every 5 sec, rest at 30 sec

    1. This solution is available for Ford vehicles domiciled in France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Romania, and Switzerland.


    We are continuously adding support for more features and data to Ford Premium. This document reflects the latest features and data set available. If you are interested in a specific feature which is currently unavailable, please contact your Geotab Partner.

    Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about how MyGeotab reports work with Ford Plans.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the data reporting frequency for the Ford Premium plan? Does it affect reports in MyGeotab?

    Data is reported every 30 seconds for the devices under Ford Premium plan. This can affect some MyGeotab reports. For example:

    1. Trips: Trip History on the map may not appear very smooth around corners and turns.
    2. Speeding: Speeding events which occur only between the two data recording intervals (30 seconds) will not be captured.
    3. Distance: Distance is calculated based on GPS records. If the vehicle is following a curve, the distance calculation will be slightly lower than actual.
    4. Seatbelt exceptions: The default MyGeotab seatbelt rule triggers an exception every time the speed crosses 10km/hr when the seatbelt was unbuckled. As the OEM device reports speed data only every 30 seconds, it may appear to cross the 10 km/hr threshold less number of times as compared to a device which has more granular reporting. Hence, the seat belt exception counts may be different.

    Ford Premium5 plan provides data at 5 seconds frequency which helps in addressing above mentioned issues.

    Is the watchdog report expected to work for devices under Ford plans?

    Yes, the watchdog report is supported for devices under Ford plans, however the reporting will be slightly different than a GO device. A heartbeat signal is sent by the Ford device every 24 hours of vehicle inactivity. However, to preserve the vehicle’s battery power, the vehicle enters a deep sleep mode and the heartbeat signal is turned off in case a device remains inactive for a certain period of time (7 days in most cases).

    Are there any conditions under which the vehicle may stop reporting data on Ford plans?

    Ford devices will stop reporting any data after the vehicle enters deep sleep mode. Deep sleep mode is designed to conserve battery power on the vehicle. This setting is activated when the vehicle falls under one of the following conditions:

    1. Vehicle is inactive for 14 consecutive days
    2. Battery voltage drops below 9.5 volts
    3. Extreme cold/hot weather conditions

    How are Hard Acceleration and Harsh Braking events detected for devices under the Ford Premium and Ford Premium5 plans?

    Forward acceleration (hard acceleration) data is available from the device when acceleration remains above 0.41g (4 m/s^2) for 2 seconds. Backward acceleration (harsh braking) data is available from the device when acceleration remains below -0.31g (3 m/s^2) for 2 seconds. Users can set thresholds beyond these values on MyGeotab so that an exception is generated every time the acceleration value crosses the desired threshold. Exceptions will only be generated if the rule is enabled as well as depending on the threshold set in that rule.








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