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Backing Up When Leaving - Need Help With Rule

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I am using the "Backing Up When Leaving" for our fleet but we are getting "false positives" when people back-up their trucks to attach trailers. 

Does anyone know ho I could modify the existing code for this rule to exempt people when they back-up to attach a trailer to their truck? 

Justin Gillette

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I will be taking a look at this for you

Our backing up when leaving rule takes into account:

1) Vehicle in Reverse Gear

2) For more than 1 meter

3) Current trip distance is less than 20 meters

As this conditions look like exactly what the driver would do when they would back up to attach a trailer I do not think there is a way to differentiate between the two situations

One suggestion I would do is to analyze what distance is the average it takes drivers to reverse into trucks and modify the distance they do travel in reverse and try to tweak the distances referred in the rule so it ignores the trailer hitching operations

 

Luis Sanchez 0 votes
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Luis, 

Thanks for the response. If I understand this correctly, the "Current trip distance is less than 20 meters" criteria is in there so that we're only counting people who back up at the beginning of their trip which presumably would be people backing out of parking spots. 

If that is correct, than it seems like I may need to just shorten 20 meters to something shorter to make sure we're not capture people that park close to their trailer before backing up to it. 

Does that make sense to you? 

Justin Gillette 0 votes
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That is absolutely correct, trip distance is so we count only when vehicle has been parked and a new trip starts

This 20 meters distance is a default which would fit most situations, but for your situation you may need to modify it depending on driver behaviour when hitching

Luis Sanchez 0 votes
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Hi Luis,

When you talk about what Geotab takes into account, you mention that the "Current trip distance is less than 20 meters". 

Does this mean the rule's Distance slider number is both the radius around the stopped vehicle as well as the length of the current trip distance?

Bill 0 votes
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The slider solely modifies the trip distance the trip needs to be within to match the rule

The second parameter which is by default 1 meter (1.09 yd) is the distance the vehicle needs to move to break the rule, this parameter can be modified within the rule advanced settings under "Conditions"

Please note if the rule is modified from the advanced editor MyGeotab will create automatically a new custom rule called "Custom Backing up when leaving"

 

 

Luis Sanchez 0 votes