With the advent of newer hi-tech gadgets, life is getting easier. However, most of the benefits come with a hefty price tag. A good example is ‘AV navigation system’. With this navigation system a person can get information about where they are in real time. Following on from the Automated Driving & Traffic jam Chauffeur services, now Highway Chauffeur service enables the driver to drive on the virtual highway without any supervision, which for an even better experience close to that of the future’s self-driving car.
It is important that all vehicles in a fleet are fitted with new technologies. As all new vehicles are built by hand, it only makes sense to try and keep up with the latest technology. One way to do this is by having all modern vehicles fitted with state of the art telematics equipment. The purpose of these new technologies is to assist in improving fleet management, which includes providing drivers with greater visibility, control and safety in the event of emergencies, improving driver and vehicle co-ordination and reducing the chances of accidents or breakdowns.
When it comes to fleet management, new products like the GPS enabled devices are proving very popular. These devices are proving very useful to business owners as they provide a wealth of information to the driver regarding their current location and directions to their next destination. In addition, these new technologies allow the driver to prepare various routes on the fly, which in turn cuts down on the amount of legwork involved when travelling. In order to meet this growing demand there has been a significant amount of investment in the area of telematics. There are many leading telematics companies who have been operating for many years and have developed a very wide range of telematics equipment and services.
One of the areas in which new technologies are finding increasing importance is the area of fleet management. As most businesses are looking for ways to reduce their costs, they are now turning to telematics and the use of autonomous vehicles for both routine operations and more specialised tasks. New advances in the area of robotics and artificial intelligence mean that these new vehicles will be able to communicate with drivers and other vehicles and control various aspects of the driving process. This includes the pulling over of the vehicle, controlling the speed of the car, braking, turning and other important movements. In short, this means that these new devices can dramatically improve a business’s ability to save money and cut their fuel consumption by improving their bottom line.
There are two main areas in which these autonomous vehicles can be used for business purposes: on the road and off the road. A fully self-driving fiveg network can be fitted onto any modern car to give all drivers the convenience of an in-car system as well as increased safety and improved control. For instance, the installation of the 5g network allows all cars in a given route to communicate with each other using real time data systems and to fully autonomously negotiate roads and intersections.
Another popular application of new technology is in the area of ride-hailing services. This is now very much a part of modern corporate transport, where chauffeurs can take customers from one location to another with the click of a button rather than having to handle the vehicle themselves. Some companies are taking advantage of this functionality by installing actual vehicles with fully functioning semi-automated passenger systems, while others are simply trying to make the most out of what is already available in the market.
The use of fully self-driving trucks is also well suited to companies who want to minimise their environmental footprint. One of the main problems faced by industries is the reduction in fuel efficiency, which has led to increased demand for electric vehicles (EVs). Not only do drivers not have to spend longer periods at the wheel, but they do not need to pay for fuel or wear out the brakes and gearboxes like traditional drivers do. Using a combination of on-board sensors and real-time data transmitted to a central system, truck fleets can be monitored as they drive on roads around the world using a fully self-driving GSM network.
As the global population continues to grow, companies that offer products and services that are dependent on current technologies are going to face serious competition from up-and-coming tech firms that are using cutting edge technology to bring products to market more efficiently and more reliably. Fully self-driving cars and trucks will help to reduce the cost of transportation, making these types of technology as a key enabler in the development of the modern economy. Companies that are planning to install these fully self-driving vehicles on their existing vehicles should consider how it will work for them. Will there be the need for specialised driver training? Or will the technology be completely generic, allowing any vehicle to be operated remotely by any driver, anywhere in the world?