Telematics in company vehicles - monitoring tool or efficiency booster?


In the modern working world, especially when it comes to drivers and their vehicles in field service, assembly work, and customer service, there is often concern that increased data collection and GPS tracking could turn employees into transparent staff. The thought of being under surveillance at all times often leads to discomfort. However, can this technology also be used to the advantage of employees? The answer is a clear yes, and here is the reason why.

GPS tracking can actually provide assistance that goes beyond mere monitoring. It protects employees from a whole range of problems. Here are a few examples of how telematics can improve work life:

  • End of unfounded accusations
    With a telematics system, the times when you had to discuss working hours at the customer's location are over. If false accusations are made, the precise time records provide compelling arguments.
  • No more paperwork
    The manual recording of trips is a thing of the past. It is not only cumbersome and time-consuming, but also prone to errors. A digital trip log automatically and accurately records all relevant data - without invading employees' privacy, as private trips remain private.
  • No tricks and no violations
    There are no gray areas when it comes to complying with rules and working hours. Telematics systems promote compliance with all regulations and help avoid potential rule violations.




In today's world, it's not about surveillance for surveillance's sake.

Transparency is a key to increased efficiency and productivity - a goal that both employees and managers should share. Telematics helps optimize work processes and equally protects employees and employers from the consequences of dishonest behavior.

Telematics is often seen as a tool for controlling drivers and vehicles. In fact, it is used to increase the efficiency, productivity, and safety of drivers and vehicles. By analyzing data, drivers are trained to optimize their driving behavior and avoid accidents. In addition, telematics enables more efficient route planning, saving not only time but also costs. Therefore, the introduction of telematics systems should not be seen as a vote of mistrust, but as a joint step towards greater safety, efficiency, and fairness in the workplace.

It creates clear structures, facilitates daily work, and provides an objective picture of the work done. In this sense, connected data collection can be understood as a fundamental tool of modern fleet management that can contribute to cost reduction and strengthen trust between employers and employees. Proper implementation and use of telematics is therefore a win-win situation that supports everyone on the construction site - from managers to craftsmen.


The benefits of telematics for employers and employees at a glance

  • Documentation and protection in disputes
    With telematics, it is possible to keep precise records of working hours and locations. In case of discussions about working hours or tasks, the system provides an objective proof. This protects employees from unjustified accusations and ensures fair treatment of all parties involved.
  • Efficiency and time savings
    Telematics systems save employees a lot of manual work. Instead of manually keeping trip logs or documenting times, this is done automatically. The time saved can be used for more productive tasks.
  • Less administrative effort
    By digitizing routine tasks such as keeping trip logs, the administrative effort for employees is significantly reduced. Less paperwork means more time for the core business.
  • Fair assessment
    Telematics creates a transparent basis for performance evaluation by providing an objective data basis. This way, performances can be better recognized and fair decisions regarding promotions or bonuses can be made.
  • Clarity and trust
    Transparent processes and clear guidelines, supported by telematics, promote trust between employees and employers. Clarity about responsibilities reduces uncertainties and improves the working environment.


Telematics in the workplace offers benefits not only for employers but also significantly contributes to improving working conditions for employees. A well-implemented telematics system can therefore be seen as a tool to increase employee satisfaction and efficiency.


Data protection at Rosenberger Telematics

Vehicle- and machine-related data vs. personal data
Don't worry. Your personal data is safe with us. We only collect the email addresses of the users of our telematics software or those of the drivers - and even then only if driver registration is desired or necessary. The focus is more on data related to vehicles and machines. These include:

  • Accurate mileage of vehicles
  • Operating hours of machines
  • GPS positions of vehicles and machines
  • Theft protection by setting alarms

All these values and functions are meant to help easily locate devices on construction sites, optimize the company's scheduling, reduce operating costs, and increase the safety of all employees by adhering to service intervals.



An important point is how private trips are handled: These, as they should, remain private. To ensure this, there is no way for third parties to view private trips. When drivers mark their trip as "Private," whether through the web portal, the Drive app, or the Multiswitch directly on the vehicle, this information is only accessible to the person concerned.

Important! No one has access to private trips. When we say no one, we mean no one. This protects the privacy of drivers while significantly increasing operational safety through telematics, reducing accidents, preventing damage, and accurately adhering to service intervals.


YOUR DATA PROTECTION: Firmly anchored in our corporate culture

At Rosenberger Telematics, we take data protection and ethical data processing very seriously. This commitment is reflected in our "Code of Conduct," which is an integral part of our corporate philosophy and guides our interactions with business partners and employees. Based on social, business, and ethical principles, each party is committed to acting fairly and correctly. If you would like to learn more about how we at Rosenberger Telematics protect data and which ethical principles we adhere to, you can download our "Code of Conduct".

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Autor: Yvonne Wagner
Rosenberger Telematics, Marketing & PR 

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