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You may find that there are times when your route sequence ends up jumbled and inefficient or that you have unassigned orders that need to be added to a route. Whether circumstances change due to rush hour or driver error, you can have your routes analyzed automatically and changes suggested, to keep everything on time. Autonomous Optimization is enabled for an entire region and allows you to determine if your routes will be evaluated throughout the day and re-sequenced automatically and if orders will be placed on routes automatically throughout the day.
In order to use autonomous optimization you must enable it. For more information about enabling autonomous optimization for a region see Region Settings: Autonomous Optimization. Once enabled for the region, you must turn on Autonomous Dispatch for individual routes. Fleetview allows you to easily manage which routes will or will not be optimized by autonomous optimization and to quickly see if a route has been optimized.
When a route has been optimized by autonomous optimization, the autonomous dispatch symbol will display on the route card. When it has been disabled the symbol will appear semi-transparent. If your region settings require that optimizations be approved by the dispatcher, the icon on the card and map views displays red when a pending suggestion exists for the route. The icon is black if the route is eligible for at least one mode of optimization, but there is no pending suggestion, and gray if the route is not eligible for either mode of optimization.
If you hover over a red icon, a tooltip will appear that will show the current optimization states of that route.
Note: You can sort your routes according to which routes need attention. Click the sort arrow and choose Autonomous Dispatch Needs Attention.
Based on region settings, suggestions may need to be approved by the worker or the dispatcher. Workers can reject route suggestions or disable autonomous dispatching for the entire route on their mobile device. Dispatchers use the Pending Route Optimization Suggestions window in Fleetview, to approve or reject suggestions. When there are routes with suggestions that need attention, a number displays beside the red Autonomous Dispatch icon at the top of the page. The number represents how many routes have suggestions waiting for the dispatcher's approval.
The Autonomous Dispatch Resequence Stops State and Autonomous Dispatch Assign Orders State columns in the routes grid will tell you whether autonomous dispatch is disabled for a route, and if so, will display one of the following reasons:
- Enabled - autonomous dispatching is assigned to this route.
- Disabled by driver-the worker has disabled autonomous dispatch for the route from the mobile device. This value is only visible in the Autonomous Dispatch Resequence Stops State column.
- Disabled by excessive rejection- the worker has made three consecutive rejections of changes suggested by autonomous dispatch. This value is only available in the Autonomous Dispatch Resequence Stops State column.
- Unsupported in Region - autonomous dispatch has not been enabled for the route's region.
- Route Ineligible- the route is ineligible for autonomous dispatching. A route is considered ineligible if it not optimized based on the pass options when loaded to the device. If this is the case, Roadnet Anywhere assumes that the route sequence is intentional.
More information on Autonomous Dispatch:
Assigning Autonomous Dispatch to Routes
Managing Pending Optimizations
Region Settings - Autonomous Optimization