Update vehicle and powered asset information

To open the Edit Vehicle page in Vehicle List, click the pencil icon next to the vehicle you want to edit.

The Edit Vehicle page includes the following tabs:

The following tabs appear if you have the appropriate add-ons:



On the Details tab, you can edit the following fields:

  • Vehicle name
  • Vehicle number
  • Vehicle type (choose between Vehicle or Powered Asset)
  • Vehicle registration number
  • Odometer reading
  • Total hours of engine use
  • Groups the vehicle is a member of

We recommend that you change the default vehicle name and number to something more relevant to your organisation. Doing this will make it easier for you to search for and identify the vehicle in Reveal.

If you want to hide the vehicle from the filter list on Live Map, select the Hide from vehicle selections checkbox.

You might also see the following information depending on the features you have signed up for:

  • Electronic Serial Number (ESN): This is the unique identifier of the GPS tracking device installed in the vehicle.
  • Key Fob Alarm status: If you have the Driver ID feature, you will know if the alarm is sounding or not. You can also disable or enable the alarm here.

Driver Assignment tab


On the Driver Assignment tab, you can assign a driver to the vehicle, select the assignment period, and see the vehicle’s assignment history.



On the Group tab, you can add and remove the vehicle to and from groups.

Vehicle Information


On the Vehicle Information tab, add extra information to increase the accuracy of reports.

There are 3 sections on the Vehicle Information tab:

  • Cost
  • Information
  • Fuel use

In the Cost section, you can enter and edit the following information:

  • Vehicle size: Choose Light-Duty, Medium-Duty, or Heavy-Duty.
  • Vehicle cost: Enter the value of the vehicle.
  • Vehicle Cost Per Mile/Kilometre: By default, this cost is taken from Account Preferences. To set a different cost for this vehicle, clear the checkbox and enter a value.

To ignore idling time information when a sensor is active, select the Ignore idle time when the following sensor is ON checkbox and select a sensor from the list.

In the Information and Fuel Use sections, you can enter and edit the following information:

  • VIN: The vehicle identification number (VIN), is a unique 17-character code used by the automotive industry to identify vehicles.
  • Year: The year of manufacture vehicle.
  • Make: The manufacturer of the vehicle.
  • Model: The model of the vehicle.
  • Fuel Type: Choose Diesel, Unleaded, or Electric - Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
    Electric vehicles have the EV.png icon next to the vehicle name in the vehicle balloon and on the Fleet Status tab on Live Map.
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: The capacity of the vehicle’s fuel tank.
  • Estimated Fuel Efficiency (City): The estimated fuel efficiency while driving in a city.
  • Estimated Fuel Efficiency (Highway): The estimated fuel efficiency while driving on a highway.

Enter vehicle information with the VIN

You can quickly add vehicle information by entering the VIN.

To do this:

  1. In the VIN field, enter the vehicle’s VIN.
  2. Choose FIND.
  3. If the VIN is recognised, a dialog box appears with the information that will be changed or add. To accept the changes, choose UPDATE.

DTC History

This tab is only visible to customers who have Engine Connect for Reveal.

DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) activation and deactivation events for the selected vehicle are listed in the DTC History table.


The columns on the DTC History table are as follows:

  1. Status: Can be one of the following:
    • Activated: the DTC event has been generated and is active. For example, the vehicle engine temperature has been diagnosed as being too high.
    • Deactivated: the vehicle conditions that led to the “Activated” DTC event have been rectified. For example, a vehicle that was previously diagnosed with too high a temperature now has an acceptable temperature.
  2. Date and Time: The timestamp from when the DTC event was generated. Click the Up arrow reveal_up_arrow.png or Down arrow reveal_down_arrow.png to sort the DTC History table by the values in this column. The entire list is sorted, regardless of how many pages it spans.
  3. DTC Type: The type of DTC that was generated.
  4. DTC: The DTC that was generated.
  5. Description: A description of the issue that caused the DTC event to be generated. Currently, only the following descriptions are supported:
    • OBDII codes, for light duty or light commercial vehicles.
    • J1939 codes, for heavy duty vehicles.
      Note: Not all DTCs have a corresponding description, so this column may be blank.

To search for a DTC event:

  1. In the Search field, enter all or part of a DTC or DTC type. The Search field is not case sensitive.
  2. Press the Enter key to filter the list of DTC events. Use the Backspace key or click X to clear the Search field.


This tab is visible only to customers who have the immobilisation feature.

On the immobilisation tab, you can prevent a vehicle from being started. To do this, you send an immobilisation request to a vehicle’s tracking unit.

You can also see the vehicle’s immobilisation history.


Learn how to customise assets trackers.

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