connected cars

Connected cars of the future​


• Constant monitoring of routes for delays and traffic
• Directions constantly updated to ensure safest and fastest route
• Increased fuel efficiency through maintenance of steady driving
• Roadside infrastructure such as traffic lights and road signs linked to the driver cockpit and to head office
• Software supports an organisation's continuity and contingency plans


• Ensure drivers are taking rest breaks at correct intervals
• Monitor dangerous driving habits
• Alerts and warnings if a driver has fallen asleep at the wheel
• Data to support safer night time driving


• Data delivers more targeted driver training courses
• Software provides data for health & safety audits
• Provides data to support health & safety and human resources policy changes, ensuring duty of care to employees
• Allows daily workload to be distributed fairly across the fleet
• Builds business case for current and future driving technology


• Meet carbon footprint targets by monitoring driving behaviours that increase emissions
• Optimise routes to cut down on travel between sites
• Accurate emissions data on which to report and base decisions
• Better servicing and repairs = 'greener' vehicles
• Promote the organisation's Sustainability agenda


• Identify recurrent mechanical problems with the fleet
• Address driving issues that lead to excessive tyre wear
• Replace parts only when they are due
• Aids preventative maintenance and servicing
• System informs when servicing is due, aiding better planning of workshop time and reducing vehicle downtime


• Audit of driver behaviour can help reduce insurance premiums
• Drivers being aware of monitoring leads to safer driving
• Can monitor that drivers are not exceeding statutory safe limits
• Track high-value loads to reassure your clients
• Assist police in finding stolen vehicles
• Use dashboard cameras to further reduce insurance costs


• Base platoon decisions on road conditions and identify platoon partners
• Future telematics upgrades could divide cost savings between different fleets regardless of position in the convoy
• Supports future driving technology to respond to the behaviour of the truck in front, such as platoon-based adaptive cruise control
• Allows for planning of other connected fleet scenarios across the organisation or with other business partners

Driving Technology Glossary

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• Aligns driver paperwork to reality for better financial compliance and auditing
• Policy breaches by drivers can be highlighted
• Supports audits to comply with internal and external standards
• Supports inspections and reports by third party organisations such as HMRC
• Helps audit toll road and congestion charges


• Protects an organisation's reputation through safer driving
• Data analysis helps tender bids to be more accurate, more competitive and can increase profit margins
• Helps an organisation support clients in meeting their own targets and key performance indicators, such as informing customers of delivery or arrival times


• Plan more efficient routes by analysing journey times
• Allows tracking to use the closest vehicle to the organisation's requirement if another vehicle is unexpectedly delayed or off the road
• Real-time information enables head office to contact drivers to avoid major road incidents and share alternative routes
• Ensures employees are not exceeding working time directives, regulations or other working policies


• Monitor which fuel stations are being used to ensure cost efficiency
• Analyse driver behaviour such as leaving engine running and excessive use of air conditioning
• Assess need for fuel saving technology
• Build a business case for different fuel technologies


• Accurate system analytics to inform finance systems and budget planning
• Avoid traffic fines such as parking fines or speeding tickets
• Vehicles pass statutory checks first time with less downtime
• Better road tax administration
• Real time data dashboards replace time-consuming analysis and spreadsheets
• Trusted and accurate evidence in any disputes