Fleet communication is evolving. From text-based messaging to live streaming video, telematics now enables active, device-enabled communication. This communication can help to improve the driver’s experience by optimizing operational conditions, troubleshooting, providing information about road conditions, and decreasing driver risk through remote/direct passenger monitoring. Near-real-time access to data can provide the information needed to ensure occupant’s safety, assist with driver guidance, and support risk mitigation.
Conceptually, the goal of everything “connected to something else” in the modern age is to provide timely, positive actionable data, so that people don’t have to spend time, and/or money, on manual data entry into disparate systems to manually search for status reports. With Intel® telematics in the vehicle, fleet managers gain control of numerous data points in real time, including vehicle location and status, airbag deployment, road conditions, engine management, cargo management, and other data points.
IoT today is paving the way for innovation tomorrow. Fleet managers will gain access to near-real-time information that can provide the intelligence needed to make smart, timely decisions that help cut waste, boost productivity, and deliver a better customer experience. This is connected to a broader IoT landscape of applications for everything from smart cities to agriculture, not to mention software and hardware focused on the operational efficiency of vehicles.
Full, real-time access to data means personnel will be able to proactively identify problems and take appropriate action to prevent problems before they occur. Meanwhile, the fleet will operate more efficiently and on-demand services can be offered. Near-real-time information will confirm the safety of the driver and passenger, aid in the driver’s experience, and identify risk situations that can be mitigated. d2c66b5586