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Q. We’ve recently had a rather serious collision—is there some way we can use the telematics data to reconstruct the incident?

A. Yes, there is. Collision reconstruction with telematics involves a process of using the GPS fleet tracking technology and software to understand the events that occurred before, during and after the incident.

For example, Geotab offers the Collision Reconstruction Add-In for MyGeotab, which is a free Marketplace solution for viewing, analyzing and interpreting collision data from Geotab GO tracking devices.

Among the critical pieces of data that can be accessed in the add-in are trips history, collision and log data, speed profile and accelerometer and RPM graphs. Reviewing and analyzing this data will help you to verify and understand what happened during the incident. It is important to ensure the telematics provider you are using has a built in accelerometer to pinpoint the movement on the x, y and z axis (forward and backward, side to side and up and down). Without these components, it is nearly impossible to be able to provide the accurate details on the data recording to provide a reconstruction analysis of the crash.

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Answered by : Sherry Calkins

Associate Vice President, Strategic Partners

Sherry Calkins has been involved in the Fleet and Automotive industry for the last 21 years, working both nationally and globally. The first 10 years of her career began as a Fleet Administrator working in both government and corporate fleets, overseeing the entire fleet operations, ranging from acquisition, leasing, remarketing, maintenance facility's, fueling, alternative fuels, safety, and partnering with various vendors. Over the last 11 years, her career has been in SaaS based solutions offering software and data for fleets, OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers. Sherry has been involved in various Fleet committees and advisory boards, offering a range of knowledge and insight, training and speaking at national conferences. Her passion for the fleet industry is endless, along with her desire is to bring her energy, knowledge and experience to the industry and continue advancing corporate fleets worldwide. Sherry is currently an AFLA Board member and is the Vice-Chair for Fuels & Technology Committee with NAFA, and serves on the Board of Directors for GAVDA.

Sherry Calkins has been involved in the Fleet and Automotive industry for the last 21 years, working both nationally and globally. The first 10 years of her career began as a Fleet Administrator working in both government and corporate fleets, overseeing the entire fleet operations, ranging from acquisition, leasing, remarketing, maintenance facility's, fueling, alternative fuels, safety, and partnering with various vendors. Over the last 11 years, her career has been in SaaS based solutions offering software and data for fleets, OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers. Sherry has been involved in various Fleet committees and advisory boards, offering a range of knowledge and insight, training and speaking at national conferences. Her passion for the fleet industry is endless, along with her desire is to bring her energy, knowledge and experience to the industry and continue advancing corporate fleets worldwide. Sherry is currently an AFLA Board member and is the Vice-Chair for Fuels & Technology Committee with NAFA, and serves on the Board of Directors for GAVDA.

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