Interactive map to monitor commercial vehicles’ mileage during coronavirus pandemic

1 April, 2020
Olga Voytikhovich

Coronavirus pandemic keeps spreading, borders are closed, and many countries imposed strict quarantine. These steps to contain the virus affect the situation within all business domains making this situation uncertain, to say the least. That’s why in order to stay afloat, it’s vital to keep abreast of what’s happening and not to miss the critical changes in global transportation.

For this purpose, we developed an interactive map that helps monitor the changes in the commercial vehicles’ mileage starting from the beginning of the pandemic. The map allows assessing the effect of COVID-19 on the transportation industry in different countries of the world.

Data calculation

In this map, we use the anonymized data from more than 2,4 million vehicles that are under the Wialon control. 

The reference value (taken as 100%) is the average daily mileage of all vehicles tracked within the country from January 13, 2020, until February 2, 2020. The epidemiological situation in the world was relatively calm during this period.

Then, we calculate the mileage within the country for the last week, compare it to the reference values, and present the result as a percentage value on the map. Thus, you can see if the mileage dropped or, the other way around, went up (there are such countries, too) in the country of interest.

The commercial vehicles’ mileage changes in China

The commercial vehicles’ mileage changes in China

The data is updated daily.

How to use the map

The red color marks the countries where the average mileage of all tracked vehicles dropped; green marks the countries with the increased mileage. The grey color indicates insufficient data.

When hovering over a country, you will see the tooltip with its name and mileage values. By clicking on the country, you can view the graphs of changes in the units’ total mileage in this country starting from January 13 as well as reference values.

You can filter countries by the minimum weekly mileage and view the historical data with the help of the date slider.

We hope that this information will help you keep the finger on the pulse of events. In the meantime, we recommend staying home until the situation gets better. During this period, by the way, you can take part in Gurtam online meetups on the burning issues with the most experienced representatives of the Wialon community. 

And if you are not quite sure about where to utilize the resources that became newly available during the quarantine, read our guide on how to maintain the strong telematics market positions in times of the pandemic.

Take care of yourself and stay healthy!

Olga Voytikhovich
Olga Voytikhovich
Olga is a content editor at Gurtam. She proofreads and reviews other authors' materials, also writes about Gurtam products, presents partner use cases in the best way possible, and tells about the system updates. In fact, Olga helps out with the content of almost all Gurtam resources.


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