Networkcar announced that the company is changing its name to Networkfleet on Oct. 28. The name change and corresponding new brand image reflects the company’s sole focus on helping commercial and government fleets to increase operating efficiency and reduce costs. The company also announced its recent move to a larger building in San Diego to expand its headquarters.

Networkfleet was the first to develop a wireless diagnostic monitoring system that connects directly to a vehicle’s on-board diagnostic OBD-II port. Approaching its ten-year anniversary, the company and its affiliates now have more than 50 patents issued or pending surrounding vehicle diagnostics. In 2006, it was acquired by Hughes Telematics, a leader in the development of the next generation of vehicle information-based technology and services.

While GPS-based vehicle tracking systems are becoming common with many small competitors entering the market, Networkfleet combines precise GPS vehicle location with engine diagnostics and real-time reporting for a comprehensive approach. Fleet managers receive alerts and log on to a secure Web site to manage vehicle information. Networkfleet also continuously monitors emissions and in California, customers are wirelessly smog checked to immediately identify vehicles that are out-of-compliance.

Networkfleet customers represent a broad range of industries and fleet sizes, from less than 10 vehicles to thousands of vehicles. In addition, the company’s technology has been integrated with a wide range of fleet applications and is offered through a vast network of resellers, VARS and partners.