To cope with the every expanding volume and scope of Kharafi National’s projects, the Equipment Division is enhancing the functionality of its fleet management system, augmenting its fleet in Egypt, whilst mobilising rapidly in the UAE to serve several new major infrastructural projects.
To monitor and control the vast number of motor
vehicles and road-going equipment in its fleets, KN
Equipment Division recently began implementing
the YouniVu fleet management system.
ED found YouniVu after a diligent search for the
best product to fit its needs. The service provider
is Younivate of Jordan, which has strategic
relationships with major telecom companies such
as Qualcomm, Motorola, U-Blox and Alcatel-
This unique monitoring solution, which has
an excellent reputation, is a combination of an
automatic vehicle location system and a fleet
management system. It is GPS-based.
Each vehicle in ED’s fleet will eventually have a
data-logging device which will send vehicle data
via satellite to a data routing system in the vehicle’s
depot where it will be collected and sent on to the
corporate vehicle monitoring server.
ED personnel will be able to review the data through
vehicle monitoring viewers, print out relevant
reports and take any necessary actions. The new
YouniVu fleet management system is expected to
provide KN with significant benefits. ensured that KN drivers have an excellent
reputation on the road, when the system begins
comparing actual speeds with local speed limits
and analyzing driving patterns for faults such as
aggressive driving, including sudden speeding and
harsh braking, this high level of road behaviour
should be improved further, enhancing KN’s superb
safety record, as well as reducing accidents.
The system will also monitor engine stop and
start times, mileage, working hours, etc, in userdefined
zones – all of which will build a history of
each journey and ensure that abuse is minimised.
Monitoring fuel consumption and engine idle times
will enable ED to optimize efficiency and reduce its
With the help of KN Communications, the
Equipment Division has already started installing
the new data logging devices. It is anticipated that
installation of the data loggers in all vehicles will
take about three months.
During the first phase, the system will be operated
off-line. However, on-line, real-time operations
can be expected in the near future.