Product Updates

Editable Registration Numbers

Changing your vehicle’s registration on the Quartix system no longer requires going through our support team. Now you can adjust the registration numbers on all of your vehicles yourself.

  • Log on to Quartix
  • Go to the Configuration menu
  • Select Edit Standard Vehicle Detail
  • Choose the group or vehicle you want to change
  • Rewrite the registration number in the appropriate field and save

Edit Standard Vehicles menu with editable registration highlighted


Daily Summary Report – Update

For Quartix customers who use our Driver ID tags to separate business and private miles, we have updated our emailed reports to display whether miles travelled were business or private.

Drivers and administrative users will no longer have to mark business or private on the reports they receive from Quartix. Now the reports will already contain that distinction for each vehicle on each day, by automatically inserting a “p” on the Daily Summary spreadsheet for whichever miles were private.

To reduce the amount of time our customers spend on paperwork, we’ve automated another aspect of our comprehensive suite of reporting tools.


Daily Activity Report – Update

The Daily Activity Report, which gives you a breakdown/analysis of the daily activities of your fleet’s vehicles (including departures, site arrivals, time on site, travel time, and number of site visits), has been updated to eliminate days when a vehicle might move, but does not leave the home site or depot.  This makes for a more accurate report, showing only real working days for the vehicle in question.  No features of this report have been changed.


Updated Route Maps

When looking at the daily route map, customers will now have the option to show speed limit violations and custom locations.  If a vehicle has overtaken the posted speed limit for that section of the road, a speed sign icon will appear on the route map, indicating this.



Updated Privacy Controls

December 11, 2017

We have updated our privacy controls to allow our customers to set multiple times when vehicles are not tracked.  

In the past, the monitoring period could be set for all or part of a weekday (Saturdays and Sundays were treated separately), but only a single period could be set for each day. This update allows multiple periods for each day. 

When editing the privacy details for a chosen vehicle, you will still need to choose between Standard, Privacy (defined working hours) and No monitoring, however your options for defining the working hours when your vehicle should be monitored have greatly expanded.

  • If you wish to track the chosen vehicle 24 hours a day, every day, click Standard monitoring. 
  • If you want absolutely no monitoring for that vehicle (for example, if the driver is on holiday and does not want to be tracked), click ‘No monitoring.’ 

However, should you choose to define privacy hours, click ‘Privacy – defined working hours only,’ then begin to set the hours you desire.

  • If you want to track the vehicle every day, but only want to do so during certain hours, use the Everyday option. 
  • If you want to track the vehicle at different times on the weekday versus the weekend, just set the Weekday and Weekend controls. 

For these two options, you will not need to set any other privacy controls, unless you want different hours on certain days. 

If your privacy hours vary more than this, you can either:

  • Choose to set hours for each day separately; or  
  • Define your Everyday or Weekday/Weekend hours, then select the day or days in question and define those specific hours. 

If you, for example, need to set alternate hours for Monday, but not for any other day, the other days will default to whatever you chose for either Everyday or Weekday/Weekend. 

There is no limit to the number of tracking time periods that you can set each day. When one is set, simply click ‘Add monitoring period’ to add another time for that day.

The “Tracking Time” column will total the number of hours that have been set to be tracked in the day. This will account for any overlaps, even though those will be excluded when the Update button is clicked. The purpose of this column is to allow you to confirm that the settings you are creating are what you expected. 

Monitoring periods cannot overlap and if “Update” is clicked then an error message in red will be shown beneath the time boxes where the discrepancy occurred.

As with our current privacy settings, drivers will only be able to tell if they are in a period of monitoring, and when that period will end. They will not be able to see the list of monitoring periods that have been created, although they will still have the option to override monitoring.  


New Live Tracking Page

Quartix has introduced additional icons on our Live Tracking page that improve readability and give our customers more information at a single glance.


Screenshot of the new live tracking page

These additional icons show the current status of your entire fleet:

  • The ‘black square’ shows you that the vehicle has stopped with its ignition off
  • The ‘pause symbol’ shows you that the vehicle has stopped with its ignition on
  • The green arrow indicates a speed lower than 30 mph
  • The yellow arrow indicates a speed between 30-50 mph
  • The blue arrow indicates a speed between 50-60 mph
  • The orange arrow indicates a speed between 60-70 mph
  • The red arrow indicates a speed greater than 70 mph

This new road map lets you not only see the speed of your vehicles, but also their direction, in real-time.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact Quartix Support on 01686 806 663 or email


Quartix Dashboards

It’s always been possible to customise the Quartix system, to allow each customer to tailor our reporting tools to best suit the needs of their company.  With the addition of the new Quartix Dashboards, we have gone one step further towards giving our customers control over how they view their fleet’s activities in real-time.

The Quartix Dashboards are made up of a number of components, each using simple and clear graphs to display a variety of live fleet information.  Individually, each one is itself customisable.


You can view the components on the Live Status Dashboard, with two at the top and three below.  This live dashboard will routinely update to show the current status of all parameters being monitored—you can choose to view your entire fleet or specific groups of vehicles for each individual component.

Once you have created a layout for the dashboards that best suits your needs, you can save this under a customised name, to use in the future.  You can also choose to share the dashboard with another user on your account; when you make changes to the individual components, or delete/add a component, this will be reflected on everyone’s setup for that dashboard. There is no limit to the number of dashboard set-ups you can have on your account and more components will be made available as they are developed.

The components currently available are as follows:

Usage Profile

This component, displayed as a bar chart, shows the percentage of vehicles in use either for each hour of the current day or for each day of the week.  Clicking on any bar in the chart will list the vehicles in use and not in use during that time period, in separate, scrollable lists.  You can then click on a vehicle to view its daily log (for vehicles in use) or last location (for unused vehicles).

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This doughnut chart shows the vehicles that are used and unused for either the day or the week as whole, rather than by the hour as in the Usage Profile. A vehicle will be considered ‘used’ if it has made a trip that exceeds 250 metres, although this is customisable via the admin window and can be defined by an ignition-on event. For this component, you can set the utilisation target, or the percentage of the fleet that must be in use during the time period.  You can also decide when an alert will show if this has not been reached.

For example, if it is a requirement that over 60% of the fleet be used during the day, it would be irrelevant to raise an alert that this hasn’t happened at 08:00, if most of the vehicles were naturally not in use up until then.  Therefore, it is possible to set the time by which this criteria should be met.  Alerts for all components will show as red on the graphs.

For a weekly chart, the alert condition will be based on the daily average for the week so far.

Clicking on any section will list the vehicles in use and not in use during that time period, in separate, scrollable lists.  You can then click on a vehicle to view its daily log (for vehicles in use) or last location (for unused vehicles).



Number of Calls

This component, displayed as a speedometer, shows the number of calls made as compared to a set target number.  A ‘call’ is considered to be a stop at a different place from where the vehicle was kept at the start of its shift. You can define a target for the number of calls per vehicle, and the total calls will be calculated from that and the number of vehicles in your selected group.  The scale on the chart will run from 0 to twice the target level, to account for trips made beyond the target number; the exact target level will show at the top of the arch.

For this component, you can determine the calls per day per vehicle, the alert start time, and whether or not to include stops where the ignition is left on.  Clicking on the component will display the list of vehicles, in ascending number of calls undertaken, and each vehicle will take you to its daily log.

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Vehicles Off-Site

This component, displayed as a speedometer, shows the number of vehicles that are away from their overnight location, to give the measure of fleet activity.

For a vehicle to be considered ‘Off-Site,’ its latest event must be at a different place from where the vehicle was kept overnight. This can be done by comparing the location of the latest event with that of the day’s first Ignition-On event.  The scale will be from zero to the number of vehicles in the selected group and the percentage target point is represented as a line on the dial.

Clicking on any section will list the vehicles in use and not in use during that time period, in separate, scrollable lists.  You can then click on a vehicle to view its daily log (for vehicles in use) or last location (for unused vehicles).

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Real-Time Status

This doughnut chart summarises what all selected fleet vehicles are doing at the current time.  The status options are Moving, Stationary, Parked Off-Site, and Parked On-Site.  Off-Site will be considered to be a different place from where the vehicle was kept overnight.

You can adjust the target levels for each status option, and whether an alert will be raised for numbers above or below this target.  You can also set the alert start and end times. Clicking the sections will show a list of the vehicles in each category, sorted in descending order of importance. In other words, if the target is to be above a certain number, the furthest from meeting that criteria will be shown first. You can click through the daily log for each vehicle.

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Some of the components have additional graphics, such as above, that flag the targets for each status and alert in red, just like the graph itself, until those targets are met.  A glance at the screen can tell you how close you are to reaching a particular target.

These five components offer quick and comprehensive views of the most vital functions of a mobile fleet and make staying on top of operations easier than ever.


Privacy Controls

The Quartix Vehicle Tracking system has a set of privacy modes that allow customers to decide when fleet vehicles are tracked and when they are not.  They can choose to either monitor them all the time, define the hours of monitoring for weekdays and weekends, or have no monitoring for lengthy periods such as holidays.

Now, for our customers’ convenience, these monitoring modes can be accessed remotely, in real-time.

Accessing the web application:

  1. If you wish to use the new privacy application, please contact our Sales or Support teams. They will send you a link upon request.
  2. Follow that link and a new page, will appear, allowing you to directly enter your passwords. (It is necessary to click on the blue button ‘Login’ to validate your credentials.)

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  1. Once logged on, select a vehicle from the dropdown menu, then the tracking mode desired.

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The different tracking modes available are:

  • Track Always – Monitoring is 24/7. All information related to the vehicles is recorded.
  • Track Between – Monitoring periods can be defined for weekdays and each day of the weekend. Vehicle tracking is only “on” during those periods.
  • Stop Tracking – The vehicle will no longer be tracked. This is intended for use for extended periods when a vehicle is not being used on business, for example when the driver is on holiday.

A confirmation message appears when a tracking mode is selected. In case of error, an alert message is displayed to indicate that the follow-up is not permitted on the vehicle in question (monitoring unauthorized).

  1. To log out of the application, please click on the red button ‘logout’ at the top right of your screen.

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Note: The application allows the user to manually change a vehicle’s mode of monitoring. Please note that in the event ‘Stop Tracking’ is chosen, tracking will stop permanently until re-enabled by the user.


Fuel Card Integration

Quartix has partnered with Fleetcheck to deliver a new Fuel Card Report. This feature is available upon request for our InfoPlus and Corporate customers who have fuel cards with a third-party provider.  You must also be registered with Fleetcheck and signed up for Fuel Card Integration to receive this report, a process which the Quartix Sales and Support teams are able to facilitate. Fleetcheck works with the nine major fuel card providers.

Once set-up is complete, you can select Fuel Card Report from the Fleet Management menu, then select the date range you require.

fuel card report screen

A message will display to confirm that the report has been loaded, which you accept by clicking ‘OK.’  A second message will then appear in the browser (usually near the bottom, but this will vary depending on the browser used) and will show options for the downloaded file.

The Fuel Card Report is an Excel file which contains all fuel card data for the customer, within the specific date range selected. The file will contain the following details:

  • Vehicle details as registered with the fuel card provider (eg. Vehicle registration number)
  • Date of fuel purchase
  • Fuel card number
  • Fuel type
  • Quantity purchased (in litres)
  • Cost of fuel (Net, VAT and Gross)
  • Subtotal of quantity and cost for each vehicle

fuel card purchase report

The fuel data on this report can be updated as frequently as desired on a monthly, weekly or even daily basis.  Most customers choose monthly, and the updates occur within the first five days of the month.

With Quartix and Fleetcheck, you have the ability to better track your fuel purchases, as well as lower your overall fuel costs.


Daily Driver Briefing with Speed Data

Quartix captures more than 30 million vehicle movement events every day. With this data, we are able to maintain our Road Speed Database for the UK roads network, This database allows us to compare the speed profile of individual drivers to other drivers on the same section of road, by providing two key pieces of information:  an estimate of the speed limit for the location of the vehicle and a distribution of measured speeds at that point.

Daily driver briefing screenshot

Within the new Daily Driver Briefing report, the driver’s speed profile, or Speed Report, for the day is shown in the top chart.  The Driving Style Report graph below that shows a comparison with the Road Speed Database profile for that section of road and shows the driver’s Acceleration and Braking Indexes. The Speed Profile dial displays the driver’s overall average speed distribution percentile.

For the Speed Report, the speed limit is indicated on each bar as a horizontal line through the speed data point. If viewed across several data points, the speed limit is clear, however hovering over the data line will show the speed limit, the driver’s speed and the speed distribution percentile.

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For the times that the driver has stayed below the speed limit for that part of the road, the bar will be blue. When they stayed below the speed limit, but their speed was higher than 95% of other drivers on that same road, the bar will be yellow.  This indicates that although they were not legally speeding, they were driving faster than what is normal for that road.

The minutes when the driver went above the speed limit will show as bright red. For the times the driver was above the speed limit and drove faster than 95% of other drivers who were also above the speed limit, the bar will be dark red. This indicates that not only were they speeding, but they were speeding in excess of other drivers.


The Speed Profile dial is a brand new feature on this report. It shows the driver’s speed relative to other drivers as a percentile, which is averaged over the trips taken on that day. Most drivers will fall between 40% and 60%. In the below example, however, the driver’s average speed profile is significantly higher than most other drivers.


Quartix’s enhanced Daily Driver Briefing gives you an even more accurate portrait of how your drivers are taking to the roads. With this information, you can adopt policies and practises that can lower your fuel costs, decrease your environmental impact and improve the overall safety of your fleet.