The latest fleet management solutions take advantage of the IoT to help fleet operators:
- Comply with environmental and safety regulations
- Optimize maintenance and logistics for more efficient operations
- Monitor and optimize routes, maintenance, driver behavior, and vehicle health (including tire pressure) to reduce fuel consumption
- Monitor driver performance and vehicle status for better safety
- Perform preventative maintenance to improve vehicle valuation
To achieve the best possible ROI from fleet management solutions, fleet operators need to equip vehicles with wireless technologies designed to support a fleet’s long lifecycle. Primary considerations include robust connectivity, scalability, and support for new revenue models.
OEMs, telematics service providers and IT departments developing solutions for connected fleet management must assess technologies carefully to ensure compatibility with existing and future standards, scalability, and ease of development and maintenance.
Telematics devices need integrated SIMs and modules to connect reliably to the cellular networks, as vehicles move between mobile communication provider boundaries, rural and urban areas, and network boundaries for 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE. As cellular providers upgrade networks from 2G to 3G and 4G, these devices achieve the best coverage and scalability with SIMs and modules that remain compatible and don’t need to be swapped out in the field.
IoT platforms can simplify development and software updates across several types of devices, and allow applications integration from a diverse range of solutions and service providers. Partner with wireless technology providers who offer platforms, cloud-based services, and bundling of connectivity services in order to gain the flexibility to integrate with any type of devices. Position for innovative future services while supporting flexible business models today.