The fleet business is in an intriguing period where, while there are some huge changes heading down the pipeline, fleets are adopting telematics systems to get greater visibility into fleet operations including maintenance, safety and compliance. We are now seeing the underlying potential that fleet management will be heading towards the utilisation of IoT (Internet of Things), 5G technology as well as autonomous driving. Here are the top 5 fleet trends for 2019.
Driver tracking and behavior monitoring
Fleet management system compiles driver behavior events for your fleet and allows you to view data according to time frame or by specific violations, to show patterns for individuals, groups or the entire company. You can recognise these safety violations and make an immediate correction to your driver’s behavior before any mishaps happen to the vehicle. You can also adopt ADAS (Advanced driver-assistance systems) to automate, adapt and enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving.
A connected car is a car that is equipped with Internet access, it is able to optimize its own operation and maintenance as well as the convenience and comfort of passengers using onboard sensors and Internet connectivity. In short, a connected car is designed to improve road safety so you can save time and money driving to your destination. One of the main focus of IoT is to develop connected cars whereby real-time data from traffic signals and road infrastructure can be used to reduce traffic congestion and improve fuel efficiency.
We are getting more connected than ever today, the use of big data is now part of everyday activities. Hence, data privacy has becoming the main concern for many industry players. According to The Star Online, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said Malaysia will need to update its data protection law in order to prevent data breaches. In 2019, fleet owners will need to comply with privacy and data protection. Such policies promote transparency by setting boundaries on what telematics system is monitoring.
More organisation will be integrating telematics solutions with their businesses in order to automate data and information transfer. All relevant fleet information will be easily accessible with the use of smart devices. You can integrate and analyse data from multiple devices and equipment to create a more holistic view of what’s happening with the vehicle, the driver, and the entire fleet. Moreover, the integration of infotainment system and telematics solution can improve your driving navigation, communication and passenger entertainment, all while enabling safer and more efficient overall traveling experience.
Electric vehicles and autonomous driving
Continuously 2020, there is anticipated to be upwards of 10 million self-driving autos out and about. Technically Malaysia might not be ready for the technology. However, there are a few nations including America, Netherlands, Japan and Singapore have effectively adjusted their enactment to oblige the truth of self-governing vehicles being utilised on open streets. Therefore, Malaysia automotive sector will take advantage of the advancement in autonomous vehicle (AV) technology by working with industry players, government bodies as well as talent from universities. Innovation and shared mobility services available in the market will catalyse the development of AV, reshape the industry landscape and define the future of transportation.