Transportation mobility technology is revolutionising the operating costs and efficiencies of fleet carriers large and small. How does your fleet compare?
Some examples of the benefits fleets can obtain are:
Fuel economy increased by
Economical driving improved by
Harsh-braking incidents decreased
Engine idle time down
Driving hours decreased
Safety incidents reduced by
Compliance increased by
Source: Gartner Inc., 2018 Market Guide for Transportation Mobility Technology, 30 July 2018, G00326203
OEM systems in new vehicles acquired by bigger fleets offer engine management and a range of customisable telemetry. With older rolling stock a wide range of after-market solutions is available for installation on almost any vehicle.
PDAs, portable navigation devices (PNDs), smartphones and tablet telematics systems are easy to install, keeping smaller fleets competitive.
Increasingly vehicles are equipped with internet access and a wireless LAN that facilitates information sharing and communications, contributing to greater logistics efficiency and reduced
Connected-truck solutions allow ‘platoons’ of trucks to drive together at close proximity, resulting in significantly lower fuel consumption, increased safety and labour saving.
The deployment of LTE (long term evolution) technologies, combined with 5G high speed broadband will further allow applications that support AI and machine learning, whilst wearable devices can
connect to on-board technologies and deliver warnings, plus data for advanced analytics for driver and vehicle efficiency.
Sophisticated technologies and applications can revolutionise road safety, operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction. That said, the onboard truck environment remains inherently rugged. As such, fleet operators of all sizes need to source in-cab processing power that can withstand the vagaries of road and weather conditions. Getac specialises in producing natively rugged computers, tablets and mobile devices for such environments