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How to add a driver to GpsGate

Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:49 am

How to add a driver to GpsGate

A driver is just a normal user in GpsGate. A driver does not require a license.

You can draw tracks, show real time information, use Event Rules, and generate reports the exact same way for drivers as for vehicles.

* Add drivers *

1. Go to VehicleTracker -> Admin -> Users. Click Add User.
2. Enter a username + Name + some kind of password
3. In the "Driver ID" field write the IButton or RFID id.
4. Click Next. Select the _Driver role (only)
5. Finish Wizard.

Repeat for all drivers you want to add. Since drivers does not have the _WebLogin and _DeviceLogin privilege they do not consume a license.

Tip: Create a Tag called "Drivers", add all drivers to this tag. Create a Tag called "Vehicles", add all drivers to this tag. This is very useful when creating Views, Reports and Event Rules.

* Device Mapper *

Map the IButton or RFID signal to IButton or RFID in the Device Mapper.

* Event Rule *

An event rule is required to setup the rules for when a driver is assigned to a vehicle.

1. Add a new Event Rule.
2. In Step 4. Add an "Driver ID Login" expression. And select the signal for IButton or RFID.
3. In Step 5. Add a Notifier for "Driver ID"
4. Add optionally a "Text Notifier" which displays "Driver name". You can add this to the Vehicle List in Map View and in this way see which driver is using which vehicle

* Use drivers in VehicleTracker *

Since a driver is a normal user, you can add drivers to Event Rules, draw tracks for drivers, show reports for drivers, display drivers real time position on map etc.

Tip: Make a view that displays vehicles only. Use Text Notifier to display driver name in vehicle list or as a text above the vehicle icon on map.

* Test with SimOne *

For testing purposes you can use SimOne which is a Windows program that emulates a "GpsGate TrackerOne" device. You can for example map Text1 to IButton.

Download SimOne here:
http://gpsgate.com/go/gpsgateserver/download.asp

* Driver login / log out rules

Assume Driver A logs into Vehicle One. Vehicle One will now have Driver A as a driver. There are four conditions to log out Driver A from vehicle One.

1. Some other driver e.g. Driver B logs into Vehicle One. This will logout Driver A and replace it with Driver B.

2. Driver A logs into another vehicle, this will logout Driver A from Vehicle One.

3. Midnight. This will log out Driver A from Vehicle One.

4. The end expression in the Event Rule is true. This will log out Driver A from Vehicle One.

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Johan

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RE: How to add a driver to GpsGate

Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:20 pm

Hi
Is there a way of enabling someone else other than the administrator, enter the drivers name and iButton details.
For example:
Allow a dedicated user to assign iButtons to drivers.

Maybe a seperate interface would be good.

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RE: How to add a driver to GpsGate

Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:33 pm

This is easy.

I simply add 1 more admin in the admin panel

I also can make one of my operators with "special rights" for editing users. This way, he can add the driver ID.

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RE: How to add a driver to GpsGate

Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:34 am

In my situation, I only require one person (other than myself as administrator) to be able to enter and edit driver ID only, that is, he cannot edit normal users. This person will have limited other privleges.


I was also thinking a tab or dropdown box with enter and edit functionality would be good.

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RE: How to add a driver to GpsGate

Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:48 am

Hi

For those of us who don't have IButtons and RFID tags implemented, can you please explain how to manually assign and unassign drivers to vehicles. In a lot of cases drivers stay with the same truck so this wouldn't have to be changed all that often. Also it would be good to be able to go back in history and change a driver in a truck from a specific point in time, this is handy when drivers have swapped trucks in the middle of the night, when the fleet manager comes into the office the next morning he can make the change. Again, with no iButton or RFID this has to be done manually.

Regards, Paul

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RE: How to add a driver to GpsGate

Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:33 pm

Hi,

Will the user with role "_Driver" be able to receive notification by email and/or SMS from Event Rules? If yes, this will indirectly solve another important issue, see forum topic: http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12957

Thanks

B.R.
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RE: How to add a driver to GpsGate

Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:45 pm

I am afraid not.

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RE: How to add a driver to GpsGate

Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:55 pm

May I ask why?

I can see many relevant scenarios where notifications to drivers would be useful.

For some reason (maybe unintentional) I have been able to receive email notifications to a _Driver user....

Oyvind

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RE: How to add a driver to GpsGate

Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:59 pm

The license model will not be updated in this Core update. We will consider the feedback regarding licensing for coming release.

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RE: How to add a driver to GpsGate

Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:40 am

Hi Johan,

In

"3. In the "Driver ID" field write the IButton or RFID id."

Is the RFID ID the id on programmed on the physical tag?.

Also when i try to create the Event Rule in step 4 it say

"Message field RFID used by expressions is not mapped".

I have already mapped the A1 Tracker Mapping device to RFID.

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RE: How to add a driver to GpsGate

Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:50 pm

> Is the RFID ID the id on programmed on the physical tag?.

Yes.

> "Message field RFID used by expressions is not mapped".

Make sure that the users in selected Tags in step 2 has trackers with RFID mapped.

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RE: How to add a driver to GpsGate

Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:36 pm

Is there a way to know when a driver stopped using a truck?

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RE: How to add a driver to GpsGate

Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:24 pm

Please post new questions to new topics.

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