Driving into the future with IoT
The application of cellular IoT (Internet of Things) to the transport and logistics industry is transforming logistics with online fleet management. Access to real-time data and onboard connectivity is helping enterprises boost profits while unlocking new levels of efficiency, sustainability, and safety. In this IoT use case study, we explore the advantages of an IoT- enabled digital fleet solution on a mid-sized European trucking company. We also take a look at how our global, unified IoT platform, the Ericsson IoT Accelerator is powering connectivity management for Orange Belgium and telematics provider ZF (via its Transics portfolio).
Minimize downtime with predictive maintenance
With a more accurate picture of the fleet powered by IoT, fleet managers can proactively manage logistics to reduce unplanned maintenance, cut vehicle downtime and reduce theft.
Reduce fuel costs with eco-driving
As the largest operating expense, fuel costs must be carefully managed. Onboard connectivity can provide fleet managers with vehicle performance data to ensure trucks are running fuel efficiently, and drivers with information to support eco-driving.
Lower insurance costs with real-time driver coaching
IoT can provide insurers with a real-time risk assessment. Key metrics such as asset location, driver hours, and driver behaviors like speeding and seat belt use can be recorded and reported to reward good drivers with lower rates.
Automate reporting and compliance
Managing labor regulations (e.g. tracking hours, breaks etc.) can be time consuming. Connected fleet telematics can automate many of these processes and reduce administrative burden.
Imagine what an IoT-connected fleet can do for your profits
Empower your fleet with our single, unified platform, the Ericsson IoT Accelerator. It combines global connectivity with complete control and visibility of all your IoT devices — throughout their entire lifecycle. The Ericsson IoT Accelerator Developer Portal helps developers dive in, providing them with tutorials, code samples, and demos to accelerate their understanding of the APIs, and help them build and deploy new products and services.