Access Management Through Telematics

May 1, 2024
Bobcat's Garrett Maurer explains how telematics enables fleet owners to limit and monitor access to their equipment.

Rod Sutton: Is access management a system that is integrated into a manufacturer's telematics platform, or can third-party suppliers retrofit it?

Garrett Maurer: We see both. Every OEM has a telematics solution. With Bobcat, we have Machine IQ and access management functions within it.

No. 1, you have to have the telematics devices installed on your equipment, and No. 2, you have to confirm with your servicing dealer that that machine is in fact yours. Then we open up our connectivity platform to that individual.