Press Release


@Road® Announces New Commercial Vehicle Diagnostics Service

@Road J1708 Vehicle Diagnostics provides real-time performance reports to optimize fleet maintenance

FREMONT, CA – February 01, 2005 – @Road, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDI), a leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) services, today announced the availability of the @Road J1708 Vehicle Diagnostics service, giving fleet managers and dispatchers remote access to vehicle diagnostic information. @Road J1708 Vehicle Diagnostics is part of the company’s suite of MRM products and services for the transportation, distribution and facilities management companies.

“Executives in the facilities management industry have told us that standardizing business processes and reducing route costs are key to improving productivity and profitability,” said Leo Jolicoeur, @Road chief marketing officer. “@Road services are currently used by many of the leading facilities management companies. We believe that the @Road Facilities Management Suite combines the industry-specific applications that will help facilities management companies of any size standardize business processes, reduce route costs and increase the number of jobs done per day.”

Information provided by @Road J1708 Vehicle Diagnostics include:

  • Engine diagnostics to help identify and prevent maintenance problems.

  • Fault descriptions to maximize vehicle warranty and pinpoint malfunctions.

  • Separate driving fuel from idle fuel data to reduce state fuel taxes.

  • Driver behavior data to improve driver and public safety, and to help lower insurance rates.

“Fleet owners and operators are continuously looking for ways to lower operational costs and improve driver safety across their entire fleet,” said Leo Jolicoeur, @Road chief marketing officer. “The inclusion of @Road J1708 Vehicle Diagnostics in our suite of MRM services helps fleet managers leverage their investment in @Road, and provides them a powerful new tool to make better informed business decisions to improve their overall mobile resource management objectives.”

The @Road J1708 Vehicle Diagnostics service includes an in-vehicle J1708 connector, data translator and a serial connection to the @Road iLM® (Internet Location Manager). Engine performance and driver behavior data is collected from a vehicle’s Electronic Control Module (ECM), transmitted by the @Road iLM over the wireless networks to the @Road data center, and then processed by @Road into meaningful information to produce real-time and historical reports such as Trip Detail, Trip Summary and Exception reports. @Road also plans to add OBDII support to provide similar reports for smaller vehicles such as vans and pickups.

Customers can subscribe to the @Road J1708 Vehicle Diagnostics service for $7.95 per month, per user, plus a one-time fee of $349.00 for the @Road J1708 Vehicle hardware.

About @Road
@Road, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDI) is a leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) services, a rapidly growing category of productivity solutions integrating wireless communications, location technologies, hosted software applications, transaction processing and the Internet to help companies better manage mobile workers. Any size organization, in any industry or public sector, in which improving the productivity of mobile workers has an impact on revenue, expenses, customer service, and competitive advantage, will benefit from @Road MRM services. Because @Road offers MRM services on a hosted basis, customers avoid expensive and complex software and IT infrastructure investments. Since @Road delivers services on a subscription basis, customers can experience a rapid and measurable return-on-investment.

@Road delivers its MRM services to approximately 131,000 mobile workers in North America every day. The company has headquarters in Fremont, CA and secure networked data centers on both U.S. coasts. For more information, visit the @Road Web site at

@Road delivers its MRM services to approximately 131,000 mobile workers in North America every day. The company has headquarters in Fremont , CA and secure networked data centers on both U.S. coasts. For more information, visit the @Road Web site at


Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements.  These factors, risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability of to develop or accelerate the development of new products and services; customer acceptance of such new products and services; the ability of @Road to develop and protect new technologies; the dependence of @Road on mobile data systems technology, wireless networks, network infrastructure and positioning systems owned and controlled by others, and general economic and political conditions.  Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the @Road Report on Form 10-Q dated November 8, 2004 , Report on Form 10-K dated March 12, 2004 and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. @Road undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

@Road is a registered trademark of @Road, Inc. The @Road logo is a trademark of @Road, Inc.


Media Contact

Bob Stern
@Road Media Relations
(510) 870-1360

Investor Relations Contact:
David Lebedeff,
@Road Vice President Investor Relations
(510) 870-1317


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