Use IoT to manage your vehicles more efficiently
Regardless of company size, fleet managers are constantly under pressure from multiple angles. Paramount is driver safety, however they face continuing challenges in the form of reducing operational costs whilst at the same time increasing utilisation.
Cost reductions can be achieved in several ways. From increased fuel efficiencies, delivered via a combination of intelligent dispatch and routing of vehicles, to improved driver education and behaviours, and subsequently being able to provide more reliable preventative maintenance, all of which lead to greater fleet availability, utilisation, and increased driver productivity. All tick boxes for the fleet manager.
With a string of strategic acquisitions in this area around data analytics and Fog computing, Cisco are positioning themselves to be a leading player in the IoT space. Cisco already has the industry’s most reliable, scalable, high-performance portfolio of IoT networking solutions, including ruggedized routing, switching and wireless products, plus software-only solutions that can be integrated with third-party devices. Options for connecting ‘Things’ now including wired (Ethernet), indoor/outdoor WiFi (802.11, Bluetooth LE), and routed via 3G/4G/LPWAN networks.
The ability to provide real-time analysis and notifications on a single vehicle-by-vehicle instance not only allows fleet operators to move beyond traditional maintenance schedules they may have used previously but offers the opportunity to move to a more predictive maintenance model by aggregating data across the fleet.
In order to meet desired business outcomes, fleet managers are increasingly required to effectively, and securely, integrate vehicle and driver data into corporate enterprise networks and applications. Optimising driver productivity through integration into an ever-growing array of driver applications and requirements also provides an ongoing challenge when running a large transportation system.
Whether you are operating in Logistics and Distribution, Transport and Haulage or Passenger Transport Executive sectors, Oxspring have a wealth of experience, gained from working with some of the UK’s leading companies.