Agile Access Control, Inc. (Agile) has released the newest version of its FleetCommander fleet and motor pool software and key management solution, version 4.9. This latest version features enhancements to its newest car sharing product, Agile FleetShare. The release provides new reports that offer insights into total cost of fleet ownership, as well as numerous other new and improved features.

"With Version 4.9, FleetCommander offers fleet managers more functionality and a closer look at what their true fleet costs are," said Ed Smith, president of Agile. "Our new Mileage and Cost Report shows vehicle costs per mile based on distance traveled during a given timeframe. The report helps determine the total cost of ownership for a vehicle, since it captures data such as fuel expenses, maintenance expenses, total operating expense per mile, total mileage driven, and MPG within a timeframe, to name a few."

FleetCommander also collects maintenance costs by vehicle and vehicle class and age in reports such as Aging by Miles report and Utilization by Type/Class report, which shows the daily utilization for each class of vehicle. Other reports the Motor Pool Utilization report, Utilization by Type, Vehicle Demand, and Vehicle Usage, and more than 60 other types of reports, according to the company.

FleetCommander Version 4.9 also includes complete functionality of Agile's newest car sharing product, Agile FleetShare. With Agile FleetShare, users can reserve vehicles via FleetCommander, and access keys by scanning a secure ID card at the windshield. The Agile FleetShare dispatch option enables fleets to locate vehicles wherever they are needed, without the need for fleet staff present. Agile FleetShare technology can be installed in existing fleet vehicles, or Agile can provide vehicles with the technology already installed.

Another enhancement to FleetCommander Version 4.9 is diagnostic trouble code (DTC) reporting, which is included with Agile's plug-and-play telematics device, the FleetCommander Utilization and Diagnostic Chip (UDC). The UDC is a small wireless device that automatically collects vehicle trip data, user behavior statistics, odometer values, and more. The UDC plugs directly into the vehicle's OBD II port, and does not require professional installation, the company stated.

Other enhancements released with FleetCommander Version 4.9 include:

  • Redesigned Kiosk Dashboard for improved functionality and performance
  • New Telematics Tab on the Asset's Profile that includes Agile FleetShare and UDC Information
  • New Agile FleetShare Asset Status Report
  • New UDC Diagnostic Trouble Code Detail Report to assist in determining location and cause of system failures
  • Enhancements to the UDC Trip Utilization and Trip Detail Reports