Ridecell, a provider of automation for vehicle fleets, has launched its Fleet IoT Automation, which it describes as “the first IoT driven automation platform designed specifically for fleet-based businesses”.
Fleet IoT Automation integrates data insights with digital vehicle control to turn today’s manual processes into automated workflows.
The result is a self-acting fleet digitalization system that doesn’t just create alerts around issues or opportunities but helps the operations and business teams configure intelligent automation to respond to revenue opportunities and resolve fleet issues proactively.
Most fleets are already facing an overload of data that does not yet generate value. With advanced telematics, fleet management software, driver management systems, insurance companies, and maintenance vendors offering data and APIs, the amount of data available to fleet-based businesses is increasing exponentially.
The explosive growth of data and insights has resulted in a patchwork of sub-optimal processes and systems that do not scale. Harnessing the power of data and automation allows P&L owners and fleet managers to respond immediately when revenue opportunities or operational issues arise.
Aarjav Trivedi, CEO of Ridecell, says: “Knowing what’s happening with your fleet is a good start.
“Fully automating the response is revolutionary. That’s why we created Fleet IoT Automation to digitize and automate vehicle control, rental access, repairs, scheduling, and entire fleet workflows.
“Now business and operations teams at fleets have a powerful tool at their fingertips that lets them improve customer service, increase fleet uptime, and derive new revenue streams from fleets. Technology teams have developer-friendly APIs and SDKs that help them accelerate their roadmaps.”
Ridecell Fleet IoT complements existing fleet management systems and connected vehicle and telematics platforms. Ridecell unifies data from these systems and uses the information as triggers to automate tasks.
For all types of fleets, a tire pressure alert would automatically remove the vehicle from active service, trigger a maintenance crew to resolve the problem and return the vehicle into service when the task was completed.
For fleets where theft is a problem, stolen vehicles would automatically be immobilized while the system issues a location report to authorities based on preconfigured workflows.
And for vehicles where the fleet is used to generate revenue, the system can automatically segment user behavior and target individuals with promotions designed to grow revenues and service usage.
Fleet deployments require a sophisticated ecosystem of technologies and services. The platform is designed to bring digital transformation to fleets while enhancing the currently deployed marketing, fleet management, and vehicle telematics solutions.
The partner-friendly platform provides the data pipeline, APIs, and SDKs needed for precise integration and communication with internal systems. Ridecell Fleet IoT Automation turns data into automated actions and starts returning a positive return on investment with little initial investment.
The Ridecell Fleet IoT platform is available now to fleet customers who want to unlock the power of a connected fleet.