Until yesterday and still today, the car was a cocoon, a marked out silent place, sealed to the outside environment, folded upon itself, its driver and its passengers. Then the phone was born!
Bulky, expensive, only available and affordable by happy few before being miniaturized, democratized and becoming more sophisticated... The connected vehicle was born, we were then in the middle 90s'..... We've come a long way!!
Maintenance, breakdown service, after sales service, delivery, transportation, cleaning, security, sales, services at home ... All these businesses have identical needs. You can name it geolocation, guidance, alerts, emergency management, traceability, information feedback, statistics, history, and interaction with the drivers ... But they also have special needs that require special developments. Tracking and vehicles' fleet management through a GPS represent an important market.
By combining automatic data collection from vehicles, the real-time transmission of information to relevant business services, and archiving of this information, we create a new source of competitiveness.
Productivity savings measured by geolocation are on average 10 to 30%, depending on whether one favors geolocation in itself, or that it includes a more "mobile" solution with recorded information. These figures explain the growing interest of employers managing some 7 million mobile workers who spend more than 20% of their working time outside the company! The bigger the fleet, the higher social barriers can be! What can be easy to implement in a small company will be much more difficult in a large company. No geolocation without good communication.