— KENNESAW, GEORGIA (OCT 26, 2016) – Yamaha has added yet another layer of innovation, function and affordability to its YamaTrack GPS Solution with the addition of a customized GPS screen that integrates a golf car to the course’s cloud-based fleet management control center.
The 8-inch bracket-mounted YamaTrack GPS screen now gives a course two options for managing its golf car fleet. YamaTrack’s base option has a control box built into the golf car frame that wirelessly interfaces with the control center at the course. While players use the YamaTrack app on their mobile devices, the golf shop can monitor pace-of-play, ensure proper fleet rotation and security, even set geofences to control cart traffic. The control box teams with the YamaTrack mobile device app to allow players to gain shot-to-hole yardages while also offering two-way communication with the golf shop. The YamaTrack GPS screen provides golfers with in-car yardage measurement, hole flyovers, pro tips, two-way messaging with the pro shop and many other features.
The screen can be mounted to any Yamaha golf car, and equipping temporary tournament fleet cars with the same GPS system as the main fleet is quick and easy.
With the YamaTrack fleet management system the golf staff can now track the location of every golf car on the course, track pace of play, dispatch a marshal to where play might lag, automatically slow down a golf car approaching steep or winding terrain and when necessary even shut down a car (DC electric golf cars only). The course superintendent can similarly track the location of all utility vehicles and maintenance equipment through their cloud-based system on any Internet-connected device.
YamaTrack can even create on-course geofences to establish a virtual perimeter around sensitive environmental areas, rain-soaked turf, green surrounds and the like. With the fleet back in storage, YamaTrack diagnostics can assess and maximize golf car rotation, battery life and amp hour usage. The system’s Shutdown and Lockdown features convey an added measure of security, both day and night.
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