Why might my data be unreliable?

Telemetry devices are designed to capture and transmit data related to vehicle performance and driver behaviour. While these devices are incredibly useful, there are several inaccuracies that can impact the quality and reliability of the data they capture. Some of the most common inaccuracies include:

  1. GPS Signal Interference: GPS signals can be disrupted by buildings, tunnels, or other obstructions, resulting in inaccurate location data.
  2. Device Placement: The placement of the telemetry device on the vehicle can impact the accuracy of the data captured. Devices placed in areas with poor visibility or limited movement can provide inaccurate data.
  3. Device Calibration: Telemetry devices must be calibrated properly to ensure that the data they capture is accurate. Failure to calibrate the device can lead to inaccurate data.
  4. Data Transmission: Data transmitted from the device to the server may be subject to signal interference or loss, leading to missing or incomplete data.

To mitigate these inaccuracies, it is important to properly calibrate the telemetry device, ensure proper device placement, and regularly monitor and verify the accuracy of the data being captured. It is also important to use advanced algorithms to analyse the data and ensure that it is being interpreted accurately, which is what we do at Flock.  If you have any questions or concerns about a particular trip, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager or contact support@flockcover.com.