Upcoming trends in fleet management

Indhumathi D | December 22 - 2017

The upcoming years are expected to see an exponential growth in fleet management. There is seen an advancing trend in the automotive industry and 2018 is predicted to be a pivotal year accompanied by numerous revolutionary changes. Here’s a comprehensive look at where the fleet management industry is heading to.

Connected vehicles

The age of Autonomous vehicles is not that far away. It is going to be a massive revolution if vehicle manufacturers make what is called driverless vehicles possible. The focus lies on maximising productivity minimising cost. Autonomous vehicles will resolve the ongoing shortage of drivers and the necessity for fleet managers to regularly check driver behaviour and performance. Vehicle telematics play a key role in providing the right data that are required to automate the fleet without needing to manually keep track of a vehicle.

Wireless monitoring

Cloud and mobile solutions will allow fleet management companies manage their fleet on the go. The fleet management software integrated with GPS technology and engine diagnostics assists in analysing the performance of individual vehicle wherever you are without spending much of your valuable time.

Fleet analytics

There can be seen an increased use of mobile applications in fleet operations. Despite the personal use, mobiles are and will be more productively used to derive vehicle data including performance, maintenance, and license expiration, and improve fleet efficiency. Vehicle telematics with detailed and accurate reports help companies gain more insights into their fleet operations.

Big Data

The forthcoming trend in fleet management is the perfect accumulation of fleet data. But there is a possible downside to this. As a result of data analysis that measures fleet and driver behaviour in real time, there is a large amount of data in action all the time. Fleet managers may find this laborious to manage, where Big Data comes to help. In the impending years, businesses will get more visibility into climatic conditions, traffic alerts, fuel usage and other information by the introduction of Big Data. And the highlight is, no complexities associated with data management.