Vehicle Gateway

Vehicle Gateway

The Vehicle Gateway provides live GPS tracking, FMCSA-registered ELD capabilities, engine diagnostics, a built-in WiFi hotspot, driver workflows, advanced analytics, and more. With real-time fleet visibility, customizable reports, and easy-to-use management tools, fleets can keep drivers productive, lower operating costs, and easily manage compliance.

Precise GPS tracking with real-time visibility

Samsara's advanced GPS technology simultaneously reads from multiple independent satellite systems, providing precise, real-time location even in challenging geographical environments.

Provides complete visibility over vehicles, drivers, and operations

The Vehicle Gateway integrates information from a variety of built-in and accessory sensors, providing a comprehensive and intuitive view of your fleet. The Vehicle Gateway monitors engine diagnostics, fuel efficiency, driver productivity, and safety. The Vehicle Gateway is ideal for refrigerated fleets, supporting wireless temperature monitoring, and specialized fleets with visibility into power takeoff, lift arm, plows, sweepers, fluid tanks, gas pressure, and more.

A platform for location, ELD, dash cams, and more

The Vehicle Gateway is the hub of Samsara's complete solution, enabling operators to implement ELD-ready hours of service logging, deploy Internet-connected dash cams for improved safety, connect wireless sensors to monitor reefers and cargo, and more.

High-speed 4G LTE Cellular Connectivity

The Vehicle Gateway offers a 10x speed advantage over 3G devices, providing a high-speed data platform ideal for mobile apps, dash cameras, and HD video to increase productivity and enable new in-cab software tools. A built-in WiFi hotspot enables in-cab WiFi connectivity for tablets, laptops, and mobile devices.

Secure and easy to install with y-splitting cables and tamper alerts

With a flexible and intuitive mounting system, smart diagnostics connectors, and internal antennas, the Vehicle Gateway installs in most vehicles in just a few minutes. Discreet mounting options minimize risk of tampering, and a built-in, rechargeable battery enables the Vehicle Gateway to send a wireless alert in the event that it is unplugged from the vehicle.

Rugged, flexible device works in virtually any vehicle

The Vehicle Gateway is equally at home in cars and light trucks, tractor trailers, and heavy duty, industrial, or specialized vehicles. With a rugged design tested for vibration, shock, moisture, and extreme temperatures, the Vehicle Gateway is built for reliable performance under the rigors of industrial fleet operations.

Part of a complete, business-relevant solution

The Vehicle Gateway is part of Samsara's complete solution to provide visibility into vehicles, drivers, cargo, mobile assets, energy, and industrial processes. With the Vehicle Gateway, operators can improve driver safety, analyze route performance, simplify reporting and compliance, increase driver productivity, and lower operating cost.

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Data Inputs

J1939 (type 1 and 2)
J1708 (non-diagnostic, power only)
Advanced positioning system simultaneously reads from multiple independent satellite systems including GPS and GLONASS global navigation satellite systems.
Internal antenna for discreet installation. Optional external antenna available for non-standard mounting configurations.
Industry leading -162 dBm sensitivity with 1 second time-to-fix (hot start).
Compatible with EM-series wireless temperature monitors, Driver ID tokens, and IM-series industrial input modules. Automatic discovery (plug and play).
2 × digital inputs monitor specialized equipment (e.g. snow plow up/down, power takeoff on/off, etc.). Maximum voltage 30V, Vil 1.2V, Vih 2V.
1 × digital output, reserved for future use via software update

Wireless Connectivity

4G LTE cellular connectivity, with 3G fallback where LTE coverage is unavailable.
LTE: quad band 2/4/5/12. 3G: dual band 2/5.
Operating area: United States, Canada, Mexico, European Union
Integrated WiFi hotspot (802.11g/n, 2.4Ghz) provides high-speed WiFi data to in-cab tablets, smartphones, laptops, and other WiFi-compatible devices.
All Internet connectivity secured via SSL with 256-bit AES encryption (military-grade).
Built-in flash memory logs data when Internet connectivity is unavailable.


Vehicle on: 1.8W typical power draw.
Vehicle off: 396mW sleep mode.
12V and 24V vehicles via diagnostic port connection or direct wiring harness.
Battery-powered tamper detection sends alert (via Samsara Cloud) if gateway is unplugged or power is interrupted.


117 x 72 x 26 mm (4.6 x 2.7 x 1.0 inches)
-40° to 85°C

Software Features

Connects to Samsara Cloud to provide real-time location visibility, dispatch, reporting, and alerts
ELD-ready Hours of Service logging when used with Samsara Driver App


ACC-BOBDII-Y1 OBD-II (J1962) to Samsara Gateway cable with type 1 Y-splitting bypass harness
ACC-BOBDII-Y2 OBD-II (J1962) to Samsara Gateway cable with type 2 Y-splitting bypass harness
ACC-BJ1939-VM OBD-II (J1939) heavy duty diagnostic harness for Volvo/Mack
ACC-BJ1939-Y1 OBD-II (J1939) to Samsara Gateway cable with type 1 y-splitting bypass harness and auxiliary (discrete voltage) inputs
ACC-BJ1708-Y1 OBD-II (J1708) to Samsara Gateway cable with type 1 y-splitting bypass harness and auxiliary (discrete voltage) inputs
ACC-AGPS SMA cable to external GPS antenna


Requires VG license. License includes hardware, cloud software, cables, ongoing firmware updates, cellular data connectivity, and support.

Volume purchase and multi-year license term discounts available, contact us for details.