The Latest In Vehicle And Fleet Tracking Technology

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Sometimes it is difficult to keep up with the evolving world of motoring technology especially when it comes to vehicle and fleet tracking technology.

From advanced dashcams to powered fleet management systems, these advances are transforming the way we monitor and manage vehicles.

Here, we take a closer look at what you need to know.

 

4G and 5G Live Dashcams

We think one of the most exciting developments is the rise of 4G and 5G live dashcams such as the Garmin Dash Cam Live and the Live View 5G Dash Cam because they offer a significant leap forward in terms of connectivity and functionality. 

Unlike traditional dashcams, which only record footage locally, 4G and 5G models can transmit data over mobile phone networks. This allows for:

  • Real-time video streaming: You can view live footage from your vehicle from anywhere in the world, providing peace of mind and the ability to check in on your car remotely
  • Remote monitoring: Fleet managers can monitor the activity of their entire fleet in real time, ensuring driver safety and adherence to company policies
  • Instant notifications: Receive immediate alerts for events such as collisions, speeding, or unauthorised vehicle use.

According to Tracker Team, the other big advantage is that 4G and 5G dashcams often come equipped with GPS tracking, so the video footage can be viewed alongside the vehicle’s location on a map.

This is particularly valuable for fleet managers who can gain valuable insights into driver behaviour and route optimisation.

There are extra features too, such as impact detection and parking mode with cloud storage enhancing the functionality of these advanced cameras.

Latest fleet technology: Optimising operations and reducing costs

Along with the advances in dashcams, fleet management systems have become increasingly sophisticated, incorporating cutting-edge technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence.

These systems provide businesses with a wealth of data and insights that can be used to:

  • Reduce costs: Optimise routes, minimise fuel consumption, and identify areas for cost savings through efficient vehicle utilisation.
  • Improve safety: Monitor driver behaviour, identify risky driving patterns, and implement coaching programmes to promote safety.
  • Enhance productivity: Streamline dispatch operations, improve scheduling, and ensure timely deliveries.

Some readers might be surprised to see words like ‘machine learning’ when it comes to the

latest fleet technology.

However, machine learning algorithms are being used to analyse driver behaviour patterns, predict maintenance needs, and even identify potential accidents before they occur.

Also, the integration of AI and telematics helps companies adopting telematics solutions boost overall fleet productivity some firms have seen a 25% improvement in productivity.

Plus, there’s the acceleration of electrification of transport, and battery technology continues to improve with longer ranges and faster charging times.

Firms need to monitor these vehicles to deliver the best performance levels without running out of battery power – this helps to make e-mobility an increasingly viable prospect for commercial fleets.

This proactive approach to fleet management can significantly improve overall efficiency and safety.

 

Enhance connectivity with other devices

The future of vehicle tracking increasingly lies in the seamless integration with other devices and systems. This interconnected ecosystem will allow for:

  • Vehicle To everything (V2X): Vehicles will communicate with each other to improve road safety and flow. Some marques can already do this.
  • Integration with IoT (Internet of Things): Trackers will connect with devices and sensors in a vehicle to offer data on engine health, tyre pressure, and other critical parameters
  • Open data platforms: Standardised data formats will enable the sharing of data between different systems and platforms, fostering innovation and collaboration. 

There’s no doubt that these advancements promise to revolutionise the way we operate and manage vehicles, creating a more efficient, sustainable, and safer transport landscape.

 

Consider potential challenges

While the potential benefits of these technological advancements are vast, it is important to consider potential challenges such as dealing with privacy concerns as more personal information is collected and transmitted through vehicle tracking systems.

There are also cybersecurity threats, so the systems need to be protected against hacking and data breaches.

 

Vehicle and fleet tracking technology

The latest fleet technology goes beyond traditional GPS tracking with advanced connected data solutions and predictive analytics.

These technologies offer deep insights and foresight into fleet operations, performance, safety, and maintenance requirements.

As technology continues to evolve, we can expect even more innovative solutions that will transform the way we operate and manage vehicles, ultimately leading to a safer, more efficient and more connected transport network.