What happens if I put my Geotab GO device into another vehicle?

Applies To

  • GO Device

Answer

The GO device will figure out that it has been plugged into another vehicle when it detects new VIN information from the vehicle. Once the GO device learns that it is in a new vehicle, it will automatically recalibrate itself using its built-in accelerometer to determine its new orientation in order to detect acceleration events properly. Finally, the GO device will reset its previously held engine data, such as the odometer value, and will begin logging the values that it receives from the new vehicle.

In MyGeotab, device management is now automated. When the GO device detects a new VIN, it will automatically create a new vehicle in MyGeotab, eliminating the need to manually perform this change.

Additional notes

Learn more about the benefits of transferring telematics devices between vehicles in this blog post.