Cases

Toyota & Lexus dealer uses Galileosky

Kazakhstan

The telematics system, installed for dealers’ confidence, enables customers with bad credit history to buy a car.

Project background

Toyota Lexus dealerships сlients wanted to purchase a credit car. At the stage of the approving it turned out that the client had a pretty bad credit history. So the dealer had to refuse to sell the car, as the company was not sure about the monthly payments regularity.

Zerecon offered a solution: equip credit and leasing vehicles with a telematics system based on Galileosky devices. The device can block engine remotely. In this case, the client is notified and signs an agreement, which declares that in case of non-payment, the car will be blocked after the dealer's request. This solution allows to have additional control over those clients who do not fulfill credit obligations or violate the rules described in the agreement.

Challenges

  • Block engine start if the client intentionally removes the tracking device
  • Block engine start if GSM jamming was detected, and mileage exceeded the set limit
  • Block engine start if the client badly violates the loan payment schedule or does not pay at all

Solution

For each car model, the installation place is chosen individually, so that experts have found suitable location for installation.

Telematics equipment and the entire system installation, together with the regular subscription fee, are all the client responsibility. Thus, when agreeing about the deal, the client is faced with the choice: if the installation is accepted, the loan is approved, if the client refuses, the loan will not be issued.

Here are the vehicles, that can be equipped with the system:

  • Toyota Camry 50. 2012-2017
  • Toyota Camry 75 2018-2021
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 150 2009-2017
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 200 2016-2021
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 300 2021
  • Lexus LX 570 2008-2021
  • Toyota RAV 4 2019-2021
  • Lexus LS 500 2021

 

The system parses and processes such parameters from the CAN bus as:

 

  • Ignition
  • Gearbox position
  • Speed
  • RPM
  • Mileage
  • Fuel
  • Central lock position
  • The hood position
  • Alarm status (Has there been an impact? Has the volume sensor triggered?)

 

You may ask a reasonable question: what if the engine is blocked in an unsafe location, if the car breaks the parking rules or if the driver is in danger on a winter highway in a cold car?

The systems’ structure looks like this: if the device is removed deliberately, the vehicle is automatically blocked. The immobilizer is blocked, and after that the car can no longer be started. That is, after the car is shut down, the ignition will not work. When removing the device, this happens autonomously, you don’t have use server of the server or the dispatcher in this process. The device blocks the ignition according to the created Easy Logic algorithm. Also, shutdown occurs if the engine keeps running at the  moment of dismantling.

If dismantling is fast enough, then the dispatcher would not have time to send a command from the server, as the device will be removed faster than the operator can react. Automation eliminates the human reaction factor and sends a command to block the immobilizer immediately.

It doesn’t matter whether the owner is paying properly, an attempt to remove or damage the device is considered a physical intervention and leads to an automatic blocking. These conditions are written in the contract, so the client is warned about the system nuances and can predict possible consequences. Moreover, it is possible to contact the dealer, explain the situation and receive a command from the server to authorize the engine start.

 

Moreover, the engine can be blocked if the device detects GSM jamming. As soon as jamming occurs, the device counts the mileage from the car odometer parsed from the CAN bus. In case the mileage is more than 5 kilometers and the car is still under GSM jamming, the engine is automatically blocked. But, to provide drivers’ safety, the engine is blocked not immediately, but after it was turned off by the driver.

Zerecons’ specialist shared a story, after which it was necessary to increase the possible GSM jamming mileage significantly.

“The car was passing close to the border, with another country. Not far from the road there were military buildings with equipment that blocked the GSM signal.

The driver covered the distance of 7 kilometers along the highway towards Alma-Ata. After that the car drove next 200 km without turning the engine off, and as soon as the driver entered the city and parked the car, the ignition have been blocked. After that he was unable to start the car."

To be honest, the owner had no intention to spoil connection or damage the system deliberately, so the integrator had to increase the possible mileage after such an incident.

Moreover, even if the GPS signal is jammed, the backup mileage data is taken from the car odometer. Also, the company has an independent dispatch center that can track the fact of mileage twisting.

Devices

Galileosky 7x C

GPS tracking unit with maximum number of inputs for facing main monitoring challenges

Galileosky 7x

A feature rich GPS tracker for advanced fleet management

Results

Since the beginning of 2021, Zerecon has equipped more than 80 vehicles with Galileosky devices.

Thus, this solution turned out to be beneficial for both parties: customers were given the opportunity to get a loan and own a car, and the dealer – to expand the control over those who do not fulfill credit obligations or violate the rules described in the agreement.

You can use similar solutions in your projects. The potential of Galileosky tracking devices is large. More than 750,000 devices operate in systems ranging from passenger transport control, oil and gas industry monitoring, mining and others. - transport, ships, sports cars and even weather stations are under Galileosky devices control.

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