With the Internet of Things becoming more accessible to developers, industries on the enterprise side are booming with connected products to increase efficiency and decrease costs. In particular, the global fleet telematics industry is getting more and more competitive because of this. Looking at how to keep your application strategy on point will require a new perspective. Let's try a property investment analogy.
Location! Location! Location!
You know what matters most when as you purchase property. Location. Knowing where your fleets are - in real time - is no different and is the most important factor in the value of a fleet telematics solution. Monitoring the location, movements, and behavior of your fleets can help you get ahead of your competitionHow? Bi-directional data transport and hardened-devices devices.
What about amenities?
Yes, every new home investment should include a thorough investigation of amenities. In the fleet world, we call those Hardened Devices. The devices used in the fleet market should consider the environment, including includes temperature, vibration, installation, and anything else that may impact the functioning of the solution. Can the device be integrated with other features of the vehicle? YES. And thats a big plus. Sensors, vehicle networks, and battery management are just a few amenities added to some fleet telematics solutions.
Build with ROI in mind
When building a home, or any investment for that matter, you want bang for your buck. Developing a fleet telematics solution should far surpass the investment in the long-run. Creating this ROI comes from bi-directional data transport. For example, noteworthy events, logs and other data from the vehicle can help you create profiles and identify behavior patterns of your fleet. Information is powerful, and this data can help save costs down the road and allow you to create new value-adding services such as sending information to the driver for dispatch, routes, cargo, etc.
Ready for development
You know what you like, you have the resources and innovative ideas, and now its time to move in and deploy your fleet solution. Aeris CTO, Syed Zaeem Hosain, has documented how to get a competitive advantage on fleet telematics deployments. Covering topics such as cellular connectivity options, 2G sunset details, cross technology devices, and module prices, this webinar will cover all the most important elements of deploying an optimized fleet telematics solution.
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