Telematics can now change corporate culture in very positive ways. Sound intriguing? Perhaps those techies who believe cellular technology will save their lives are correct in their assessments at least somewhat. Although conventional cell phone ownership means having access to Google, E911, and other major location services, owning a fleet of vehicles with telematics devices provides more security than relying on drivers’ mobile devices. Some reasons are obvious, and others are not.
Having a mobile workforce today means tracking mileage and being aware of the fact that every mile counts. Automated mileage tracking helps businesses better manage mileage logging, tracking, and reporting, making the overall process more efficient and reliable. With improved telematics, companies are further able to save time, improve accuracy, and make better data-driven decisions…
Before we know it, we’ll be asking ourselves how we live without telematics before we know it. This problem is particularly the case for not only those of us in the fleet management business, but also for those of us who rely on fleet management to operate our business.
An Uber self-driving truck just delivered 50,000 cans of Budweiser to a Colorado Springs destination.
The 18-wheel semi came equipped with $30,000 worth of specialized software and hardware from the San Francisco startup Otto, which Uber acquired in August 2016. It made the world’s first autonomous truck delivery carrying beer on a 200 kilometer (125 miles) trip from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs.
We’ve had the software and technology for a while, but now we are finally seeing the results of using big data to revolutionize fleet management. According to a Gartner study, one trillion sensors will be active and providing us with raw data by 2025. If we are to enter a new era of smart transport and trucking industry management, then there must be proper utilization of the expected super-abundance of data sources.