Transportation was one of the first industries to embrace M2M communication.
The first generation of transportation solutions was simple tracking, based on GPS coordinates. This made it simple for transportation companies to keep track of vehicles and drivers. After a while the drivers also got an electronic travel log, which saved them a lot of time at the end of a long workday. These systems have developed significantly since then, and solutions for more advanced fleet control have seen the light of day.
This is more extensive solutions to optimize the utilization of the entire fleet, which has contributed strongly to streamline the transportation industry.
Many industry observers expect transportation and telematics to become one of the largest markets for M2M technology on a global level. This market can be split in two main groups for M2M applications:
- Built-in M2M-based telematics solutions for commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles. Solutions include vehicle safety, convenience and safety for the driver, diagnostics from the vehicle, administration of the fleet of vehicles, data services in the vehicle (for example. WiFi in the vehicle.) and other services.
- GPS tracking of objects, for example. tracking of packages. These are not necessarily linked to a vehicle, but the package can be traced through the entire supply chain.
Some of the many areas for transportation- and telematics solutions include:
Order management, inventory management, WiFi services and information screens for public transportation, tracking of luggage, diagnostic data from vehicles and last but not least; reduction in pollution. This has obvious advantages for both the driver,
service provider and the transportation companies. Com4 delivers communications to both large and small actors within transportation.
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