There can be little argument that fleet telematics is one of the top technological developments in the history of fleet management. With the technology becoming ubiquitous among fleets, there’s also little doubt that fleet telematics — in whatever direction it evolves — is here to stay.
And evolution is a mainstay of fleet telematics. Like much of today’s digital technology, fleet telematics never seems to stand still. There always seems to be something new just on the horizon.
Data has become the hallmark and underlying value of all fleet telematics systems. But data is only the first step — being able to analyze that data and turn it into meaningful insights allows fleets to accurately measure key performance indicators (KPIs) and vehicle total cost of ownership (TCO) to meet their operational missions in a data-rich context.
And fleets will be getting more of this in 2019. Analytics within fleet telematics programs will get better in the coming year, giving fleets even more insights and ability to turn the flood of raw data cascading from the fleet’s vehicles into meaningful and profitable action.
Improving Cyber security
It’s no secret that cyber attacks have become a permanent fixture of the digital landscape . And, because of this, fleets — both in the commercial and government — need to be ever vigilant in securing their sensitive or private data.
In 2019, fleets will see an increasing and effective focus on new protocols and methods that fleet telematics providers will be using to keep important data secure and confidential. GPS Insight, in particular, has robust protocols in place that will allow fleet managers to have the peace of mind needed to rely on their GPS Insight fleet telematics solutions. While cyber security should be a top-of-mind concern in the digital age, fleets will see that their fleet telematics partners are meeting the challenge so they can feel confident that their data is secure.
Fleet telematics’ analytical capabilities are only the beginning of the business intelligence that fleets will be able to get in 2019. The increasing ability to integrate with other enterprise systems will be another benefit fleets, and their companies will see in the coming year. The ability to integrate an increasing number of fleet and business functions with a fleet telematics solution relates to the ever-evolving and insightful analytical insights discussed above — think of integration as a way to supercharge business intelligence — which gives you an even more comprehensive picture into fleet operations and how they fit into and impact the overall enterprise.
Insights gained from more integrations with fleet and business solutions will help fleet and risk personnel, field managers, and company leadership make better, more informed decisions to improve day-to-day operations, long-term growth, and the bottom line.
While it’s always risky to make bold predictions about a coming year — history shows predictions, particularly about technology, are often spectacularly wrong — and the above indeed may not come wholly to pass, one prediction that is likely to come true is that 2019 will be a year of ongoing technological change and development. Change is the fundamental truth of fleet management.
Are you ready to embrace a bold future?
Post time: May-14-2019