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Digital Logistics & Fleet Management
The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the face of cities of the future, bringing intelligent technologies and adding convenience.
An important facet of the intelligent city is digital logistics and efficient fleet management.
Fleets use telematics to monitor the location, movement, and status of vehicles, building a comprehensive view of their networks.
This advanced approach not only allows warehousing and logistics to correctly receive and deliver goods, but it also eliminates blind spots in the business.
Fleet vehicles are difficult to manage without an investment in technology as they are often on the road and out of touch with the rest of the inventory chain.
Not only logistics, another segment that benefits from technology are emergency fleet management, police car, fire engine, and ambulance operators can take advantage of instant communications to improve efficiency and enhance safety.
A key use of IT tools and intelligent applications is to improve business efficiency and reduce operating costs.
To achieve the goal, how to transform large amounts of data into meaningful information becomes very important.
Many examples come to mind: In warehousing, using 3D-positioning techniques can be used to convert static data into instructions to guide warehouse forklifts indoors as they move inventory.
In traffic applications, gathering the speed and position of cars can alleviate traffic jams.
Through software analysis, in-vehicle video systems can be used for anticollision, lane deviation, and other safety warnings, or it can even be used to automatically adjust a car’s speed based on the official speed limit.
In delivery applications, the use of electronic signatures ensures the safe delivery of goods, and keep logistics’ operators informed about shipping schedules in real-time.
For disaster relief, personnel can speed up operations and improve critical rescue times by real-time data capture.
On an accident scene, injury assessment and initial rescue information can be uploaded to hospitals accelerating the process of first aid treatment.
Emergency crew safety is also enhanced by vehicle telematics systems as they rush to an accident site, and handheld devices operated by crews further enhance task efficiency and personal safety.
IT tools also help manage people and their behavior.
An example is installing video surveillance equipment to monitor improper driving habits and reduce collisions in cold storage areas.
Personnel are protected, food safety is ensured, and employers are further protected against employee theft or other malicious behavior.
In law enforcement, optimal routes for police patrols can be calculated, increasing public safety and decreasing criminal activity.
In addition to providing comprehensive in-vehicle computers for warehousing and logistics, long-haul fleet, local fleet, public transportation, emergency rescue, and other applications, Advantech has introduced expert-level support to the eco-system, which delivers a richer project experience for downstream vendors and participating third-party suppliers.
System integrators will also find perfect, one-stop solutions, resulting in a win-win situation for all parties.
We believe that by sharing our expertise, we add value.
Leveraging digital information in a meaningful way greatly contributes to the success of fleet management solutions, and enhances our products and services.
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