Fleet Management Glossary

Definitions of important terms that will help you on your journey towards getting acquainted with our solutions.

Application programming interface (API)

In computer programming, an application programming interface is a set of subroutine definitions, communication protocols, and tools for building software. In general terms, it is a set of clearly defined methods of communication among various components. As part of MiX Integrate APIs, telematics data such as asset and driver description, vehicle positional, trip and event data can be obtain via this interface.

Data Feed

A mechanism to stream high volume real time trip, event or positional data in comparison with requesting this data from APIs.


OAuth 2 is an authorization framework that enables applications to obtain limited access to user accounts. It works by delegating user authentication to the service that hosts the user account, and authorizing third-party applications to access the user account. From a MiX Integrate API perspective, this means applications will be registered and the MiX Fleet Manager user account will authorise the data based on the account permissions set.

Driver scoring

Driving behaviors – such as speeding, harsh acceleration, harsh braking, harsh cornering and more – are scored individually and then combined to produce the overall driving score. The algorithm incorporates a number of factors and each factor is weighted by the level of risk it poses.


Using total daily or weekly driver scoring, drivers are sorted from best to worst in each category. This helps fleet managers determine which drivers require training and what type of training should be offered.

Driving event

This refers to unwanted driving behaviors (such as speeding), unplanned activity or activity taking place outside of a predefined area.

RAG scoring

Driver scoring based on the RAG system. Scoring is assigned to drivers based on the number of Red, Amber and Green alerts they receive across a specific time period. That total is then used to determine which drivers require training based on how many offences have occurred, the type of offences and how risky the behavior is.

RAG system

Using Red, Amber and Green LED status lights on an in-vehicle display, drivers are alerted on how they are performing on the road. Green means the driver is doing good (no driving events are occurring), Amber shows that the driver is close to committing an offense and Red means that the driver has offended.


Software as a Service


Any mobile or fixed piece of equipment that generates revenue across a variety of sectors.

Live tracking

Locate your assets anywhere and in real-time.

Historical tracking

Tracks detailed information on your assets, from movement to distance and odometer events.

Trip timeline

Utilisation, events and movement information.

Familiar interface

The MiX portal to access all data about your assets.

MiX Tabs

A wireless locator that tracks the last known location of an asset.

Oyster / Remora

Accesses historical movements of your assets.


Highly accurate and real-time data of your assets.


Software development kit for third-party integration.

Flexible hardware

A variety of asset tracking devices to suit different assets.

Wired device

A MiX asset manager device with a dedicated power source.

Solar-powered device

For non-electronic devices (no need for a power source).

Asset info

Track info like reminders, periodic certifications and fuel data.

MiX Insight reports

Various reports about your assets.


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This refers to incidents that occur while driving. These can include harsh or emergency braking, non-usage of a seatbelt, using the phone while driving, speeding, harsh acceleration, excessive idling and more.


When a predetermined event occurs, the MiX Vision cameras are triggered (or activated) and start recording to capture the event as it happens.

Driver-facing camera

This type of camera records the inside of a vehicle’s cab and is focused on capturing risky driver behavior. It does not capture what happens on the road or outside the vehicle.

Visual evidence

Support in the form of video footage that can be used in the event of an insurance claims. Video footage can also be used as training material for drivers to see evidence of any indiscretions.

Video playback

This simply refers to playing a video.

External cameras

These types of cameras are affixed to the outside of a vehicle. These can capture activity behind a vehicle or around a trailer or the vehicle’s fuel tank.

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