The advancements of modern technology are the inevitable destination that all industries are striving to reach.
Of course, the irony of chasing those advancements in a rapidly changing market is that in order to do so effectively, those very same technological solutions will need to be integrated as quickly as possible, so that the respective industry can be propelled forward.
Fortunately, fleet services are an industry built on motion, and despite the initial roadblocks in logistics, maintenance, and efficiency, the rise of the Internet of Things has become the fuel that’s driving fleet management services into the future.
Digital cloud in the fleet service skyline
Due to the majority of vehicles now being fitted with state-of-the-art sensor technology, factors like fuel efficiency and driver behavior are becoming key measurements in fleet service management.
Smart devices have allowed us the opportunity to manage multiple vehicles, improve destination data and track travel accuracy.
These technologies will soon become the norm, and while some people may balk at change, the Internet of Things isn’t the grey digital cloud in the skyline of fleet management, it’s the bridge to embracing the future, all from the touch of your phone.
Big data. Small expenditure.
The successful integration of ‘big data’ will also expose unnecessary expenditures. In the evolution of fleet services, businesses are realizing that booking a car or air ticket was once a long, drawn-out process, but can now be done in minutes from a consumer’s phone.
Big data is giving the industry a tune-up, and leaving only the fundamentals. With new technology comes better driver safety, a reduced carbon footprint, and less fuel costs.
On top of this, driver insurance premiums will drop significantly.
What was once met with eye rolls has become a fully-realized future. Self-driving fleet vehicles are on their way.
Experts have been honing the technology behind radar-assisted driving and the introduction of autonomous emergency braking. Soon enough, these autonomous vehicles will be the new normal.
For the time being, fleet drivers are still monitoring all of this from the front seat of their vehicles, but with technologies predicted to improve road safety and lessen accidents, it’s just a matter of time before fleets go fully driverless.
More control and better safety
Digital driver assistance isn’t breaking news, but it’s certainly not done evolving!
GPS and sat-nav are commonplace now, but the rise in vehicles with built-in visual displays is already proving to be of use. These innovations are becoming invaluable in not only tracing and documenting a journey but in gathering evidence for accidents.
Parking assistance and pedestrian peace of mind will be the future headlines of fleet management.
Race to run the Global market
With incontestable proof of the benefits in fleet managements’ integration with the Internet of Things will come the global race to dominate its landscape.
Europe and America’s grip on the industry will continue, but some new contenders may enter the race, with Asia and the Middle East already planning to quench the international thirst for fleet technology.
Integrating and continually improving on new technologies will be the cornerstone of fleet management service, with safer digital assistance, better-equipped fleets, and cost-effective innovations.
In fact, it’s safe to say the future of fleet service is happening as we speak.