The Verizon Connect® Spotlight™ app is divided into several screens that are accessed by tapping the menu button located along the bottom of the screen:
The following menu options are available:
Small user interface differences exist between Verizon Connect® Spotlight™ installations, depending on the specific mobile device it is installed on. Because of this, the images in this help system might differ slightly from those you see on your device.
The Insights screen helps you understand how well your fleet is performing, providing both current and historical performance metrics including safety, fuel efficiency, and distance. It also displays a current Vehicle Health Summary based on faults detected by the Maintenance Connect system. Note that these faults can only be cleared from within Verizon Connect Fleet (see Checking the Current Faults Status of a Vehicle).
The Alerts tab on the Insights screen shows vehicles that have reported InSight Alerts triggered in Verizon Connect Fleet, including speeding, excessive idling, delays on the job or vehicle faults. This screen shows up to 32 events recorded within the last 30 days, with the most recent events at the top.
Tap a vehicle shown in the list and a map is displayed showing the vehicle's current location. You can also check the history of the vehicle and view its current and historical health alerts, and locate other nearby vehicles.
Alert Details screen
The Alert Details screen is accessed from the Alerts tab after tapping on an alert in the list. This screen displays the location that the alert was recorded on a map, the type of alert (for example, speeding), when it was recorded, the street address at which the alert was recorded, and the vehicle and driver associated with the alert. Tap the address, driver, or vehicle to drill down to more information.
Details of the alert are also shown at the bottom of this screen, including the date and time that the alert was triggered and the date and time the alert ended, its duration, and the value that caused the alert to be triggered.
The Vehicles screen shows you all, or nearby, vehicles with the option to quickly locate and query a specific vehicle. Tap the filter button to view only vehicles assigned to a specific fleet. View vehicles' current locations, statuses, recent activities, assigned drivers and current health data including metrics such as engine temperature, battery voltage, fuel level and DTC trouble codes.*
*Limited to the last 30 days or last 4 alerts, whichever is greater. Alerts shown depend on your account rights (administrators can assign an InSight Alert to the Public Alert role to make sure all users receive it).
The current status of each vehicle is shown on the list, and as an icon representing the vehicle when viewed on the map. Possible statuses include:
Moving: The vehicle is moving in the direction of the arrow.
Idle: The vehicle is not moving or using a productive input, but the ignition is on. A vehicle is considered to be 'not moving' if its location has not changed for more than the specified "Idle Status Threshold", or "Moving Status Threshold", as configured on the platform Customer settings screen.
Working: The vehicle's engine is on, and a productive input is on (for example, a PTO). To see this icon, you must have it enabled in the platform Vehicles settings.
Stopped: The vehicle is not moving and the ignition is off.
Stopped at Marker: The vehicle is not moving and the ignition is off, and the vehicle is located within the geographic boundaries of an existing marker. This icon is only shown on history cards, not on the map.
Reporting: The asset is either currently transmitting a report, or no signal is available to indicate its current status but the 'no signal' status threshold has not yet passed.
No Signal: The vehicle has not reported valid GPS data after a timeout period has elapsed. By default, the timeout period is 30 minutes, but if your platform subscription supports asset types, you can configure the timeout period for each asset type to any interval you want. For older unit types, which do not send reports when the ignition is off, if the status of the vehicle at the time of the last report was "stopped", then the vehicle stays in the "stopped" status rather than changing to a "no signal" status after the timeout period. (If the last status of the vehicle was one in which the ignition was on, or if the unit has an asset type that is configured for sending signals when the ignition is off, the status changes to "no signal" after the timeout period.)
For information about what can cause the No Signal icon, see No signal.
Private: This icon is displayed in histories, on the map, and in the Vehicles list if a vehicle is in Private Mode. The location of the icon on the map does not reflect the vehicle's actual geographic location, but rather the location of the vehicle when the driver enabled privacy mode.
A satellite map view is also available to help you identify local geographic features and landmarks:
You can also control the visibility of markers on the map using the Markers toggle button located on the maps:
*Data varies depending on the specific vehicle model.
Vehicle Details tab
The Vehicle Details tab is accessed from the Vehicles screen after tapping on a vehicle name in the list. This tab shows information about the vehicle's current or last known location, its current or last known health status, and diagnostic data including its latest odometer and engine readings. You can also view the vehicle's journeys from any day within the past year.
This screen also details general information about the vehicle, including its make and model, year of manufacture, VIN, registration details, and the fleets or hierarchy nodes it is assigned to, if any. From the bottom of the screen you can also locate other nearby vehicles.
Tap the name of the vehicle's driver to see the driver's location, contact details, team or hierarchy membership, and any recent alerts associated with them. Tap the driver's phone details to call or message them, or their email address to email them.
Use the Drivers screen to find a specific driver or to view all nearby drivers.* Satellite map view is also available to make locations and the surrounding area easier to identify. Tap an item on the screen to show more detail such as the driver’s contact information, recent activity and assigned vehicle.
*Only drivers assigned to your company account are visible. To change this, contact your Verizon Connect Fleet administrator.
Use the Search screen to quickly locate any tracked vehicle, driver or marker.* Search by name, tag, number or by keywords. You can search for complete words, or just part of a word. Results are organized by Vehicle, Driver, Marker or Address.
Clicking on an Address result takes you to the map and creates a temporary marker at that location. Only the first 25 results are shown; to show more results, tap the link at the bottom of the list.
*Markers can be any location on the map that you have marked as relevant to your business (for example, a yard, depot, office or job site). Tap a marker on the map to show more information including marker boundaries, address details, contact information, notes or nearby drivers. New markers are added using Verizon Connect Fleet.
Use the Account screen to view the details of the account currently signed into the device, including its name and email address. From here you can also specify the units of distance, temperature, pressure, fuel consumption, and liquid volume shown in the app (metric or imperial, or a combination of both), You can provide us with feedback on your experience using the app from this screen by tapping Give Feedback and then selecting one of five emoji icons indicating your level of happiness after using the app. We are constantly improving the app based on customer feedback, and value your opinion.
This screen is also used to sign out of the app, and to view the version of the app installed on your device.