It’s the end of a month, the end of a year, and the end of a decade. As 2019 draws to a close, we say goodbye to a decade filled with major advances in technology and knowledge. Telematics has grown in leaps and bounds, giving fleet managers greater control over vehicles, driver safety, and operations through actionable data.
As we move into 2020, it is enjoyable to look back on the changes we’ve seen over the past several years. It’s just as important, however, to anticipate the advances we’ll see in the coming years. Much of your fleet’s success depends on your ability to prepare for the changes that will come. To keep your fleet thriving in this new decade, use the tips below to prepare your vehicles and drivers for the coming year.
1. Get connected
The Internet of Things and connectivity saw significant advancements over the past decade. Telematics was once restricted to fleets and commercial vehicles, but has now become commonplace in vehicles across the world. As we move into the 2020s, there’s no doubt that connectivity will continue to determine fleet success.
If you haven’t yet, now is the time to bring telematics into your fleet. With this connectivity, you can make more effective improvements in your operations and driver safety. The benefits of today’s fleet telematics are much greater than its costs, so there’s no reason to delay.
2. Discover machine learning
Despite the buzz about self-driving cars, fully automated vehicles are certainly several years in the future. Even so, artificial intelligence and machine learning are quickly changing the technological and fleet landscape. In the next decade, we are sure to see automation continue to transform our vehicles and devices. As our technology uses driver behavior, our environment, and more to improve the use of our vehicles, fleet management will also evolve. To stay on top of new demands, fleet managers will need to understand and utilize these advancements to continue thriving.
What is your favorite vehicle or driver safety advancement from 2019? What are you most looking forward to for fleet technology over the coming decade?