Digitization has shaken up many industries in recent years, presenting them with the challenge of breaking up old structures and making business models more modern and agile. However, this has also created many new opportunities that have brought about groundbreaking innovations, especially in the fleet sector. We take a look at five innovations in technologies that have positively impacted fleet management today.
Collision avoidance systems
Collision avoidance systems are a valuable tool for ensuring and improving the safety of your fleet. Furthermore, it helps minimize damage and the cost. The systems provide visual and audible warnings to alert drivers of impending collisions, unsafe lane changes, tailgating, and other potential hazards.
This technology was tried as early as the 1950s, but was not patented until early 1990 by William L Kelley. Then in 1995, a radar-based collision avoidance system was introduced by Hughes Research Laboratories and Delco Electronics.
Today, vehicles without collision avoidance systems are indispensable. The systems vary in response and strength depending on the make of the car.
Digital remote diagnostics
In fleet management, vehicle maintenance is an indispensable task for fleet managers, which is automatically but often associated with high costs and increased expenditure of time. The development of digital remote diagnostics has significantly reduced this time expenditure in recent years. With remote diagnostics, fleet and maintenance managers can easily identify vehicles with problems and proactively direct them to a preferred service center. Here, fleet managers can access real-time odometers and diagnostic trouble codes through remote access, for example.
As a result, managers today are not only able to reduce costs, but also save time. They can ensure that vehicles go through appropriate maintenance cycles and are able to optimize residual values of vehicles for remarketing.
Learn here how to achieve a transparent overview of your fleet costs and save time.
Many companies have now integrated sustainability goals into their corporate strategy, which must also guide fleet management. With the development of autonomous vehicles and alternative fuel technologies, these goals can now be implemented more easily. However, the respective requirements must be identified here and these depend, among other things, on the specific needs and size of the fleet.
Read more about how fleet management software can contribute to your company’s sustainability goals here.
Big Data Management and Automation
Companies today need to work with vast amounts of data and manage it in the most time- and cost-efficient way possible. One of the biggest drivers of digitalization here are operating systems that support open platforms for data integration, such as management platforms. Many companies are already working with artificial intelligence here, which enables them not only to manage large amounts of data in one place but also to link and analyze data to make better decisions here.
The fleet management solution from Avrios
As part of this new development, more and more fleet management software has been developed over the years to make life easier for managers, especially with large data sets.
With Avrios fleet management software, our goal is to give you the ‘Power to Act’. With Avrios, you maintain complete control over your management and can manage all your data in one central place – for greater visibility into your fleet costs.
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