To track your vehicles, you must install a Vimcar device, either a dongle or a box. Instructions on how to install the device are provided in the booklet that accompanies your device.

The Vimcar dongle can be plugged directly into the OBD interface of your vehicle. The OBD interface is EU-standardised for all vehicles with a combustion engine. It can usually be found at the top right corner of the footwell. The dongle is perfect if you need to swap and change trackers with vehicles.

The Vimcar box attaches directly to the car’s battery. It’s a great alternative for those looking for a tracking device that is tamper-proof, out of view or that does not require an OBD port. The Vimcar box can be installed onto your car’s battery and has an adhesive surface for stable mounting.

Both devices have a GPS tracker and a SIM card, which works with all mobile networks. The device records the GPS signal and sends it to the Vimcar server via the SIM card. You can then access the tracking data using the Vimcar Fleet software, either on your desktop computer at fleet.vimcar.com or in the Fleet smartphone app, which you can download in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

If you are in an area with a bad mobile signal, sometimes it may not be possible for the device to exchange data with the Vimcar server. However, when a better signal is received, all the remaining trip data is sent to the server. This means that while mobile reception is bad, live data may not be available, but the routes driven are still available in the route history.

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