Internet of Things Vs Fleet Management!
(IoT) Internet of things is a vast environment of physical objects, device, or sensors connected with the internet. Any digital device, objects or people that have an ability to transfer data over a network medium without the need of a human to computer interaction, that can be remotely controlled and monitor.
Fleet management is an industrial technique to organize and improve the efficiency and productivity of resources and reduce the cost control over vehicles. Thus, In Fleet Management System Internet of things is considered as an ecosystem of multiple technologies used in fleets like commodity sensors, real-time activity, wireless networks, control systems, embedded systems, and machine learning.
Working Structure of IoT With Fleet Management
In early days Fleet operating companies doesn’t had much connectivity system. In spite of having devices like mobile phones and GPS sensors were not able to provide accurate data. Resulting issues like maintenance and lost control over the vehicle. But with the rise of IoT Technology offering several new tools like live vehicle streaming cameras, scheduling, Load Management, Driver Behaviour, and vehicle tracking have changed the working pattern of the fleet companies.
As mention above different IoT enables devices or objects are used in a fleet like sensors, real-time features, etc. This object transmits real-time data over an internet connected network. Then after this data are collected from individual vehicles and analyzed, helping both fleet operators and drivers.
IoT generally makes use of 3 Technolgy that underpins fleet management which are RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification), GPS (Global Positioning System), OBD I (Onboard Diagnostic) and OBD II.
RFID is used to fetch accurate and reliable information to consistently operate and manage the live behavior of the fleet. These vehicles make use of RFID tags which are hooked on fleet vehicles. Which allows detailed and automated wireless identification of these fleets.
GPS is used to obtain a real-time route map, Route Information, Weather Information over which fleet will travel its trip.
OBD device is used to monitor Vehicle behavior, create and generate multiple alert alarms, check on Fuel Consumption and Mileage analysis and detect a failure in vehicle machines.