Beacons are small sized cards that emit low energy Bluetooth radiations. These cards are used for occupant recognition, i.e., they help you identify occupants within a vehicle in real time. 


Each beacon has a unique serial number and a MAC address which is used to identify the driver inside the vehicle. Beacons can be carried around easily by drivers and they have a battery life approximately of 2-3 years. Beacons work as a stand alone device and do not require the use of a smartphone. 


 


A beacon can be configured to be detected at:


  • Trip Start - The OBD device scans for beacons in the vicinity when ignition is turned ON and reports it to the Azuga servers

  • Trip End - The OBD device scans for beacons in the vicinity when ignition is turned OFF and reports it to the Azuga servers

  • Period - The OBD device scans for beacons in the vicinity, every 5 minutes during trips and reports it to the Azuga servers

These settings can be controlled. Please contact customercare@azuga.com if you wish to update any of these parameters.