The BigData, the business management solution for company cars

In terms of performance, Big Data is always presented to us as a broad improvement. So it could be the same for fleet management, which is an important issue for companies and their employees.

It requires a good understanding of the issues of the manager on one side, and the concrete and real contributions of the other side. Remember the management of a fleet could allocate the vehicle adapted to the duties and movements of each employee. And could also provide the safest – i.e the one that has been serviced and equipped for the winter.

Today, most vehicles are connected, and the collection of traffic and maintenance data has become standard. But the optimization of route plans, or the actions of after-sales service, also require the aggregation of data from both clients and collaborators involved.

Does Big Data change the fundamentals of fleet management?

“The exploitation of Big Data allowed us to work at a level of strategic and macroscopic intervention to then act on operational planning and match loads (services or interventions to be realized) to capacity (means implemented),” said Dalkia during a fleet manager gathering.

They explained the new situation with this statement: Today, we want to go further by combining geolocation information with activity management.”

Artificial Intelligence will not only optimize resources but also allocate them according to activity forecasts. And it will whether it’s customer orders, the need for on-site interventions, or the deployment of a visitor campaign or training. However, the flows and the demand vary constantly, which complicates the analysis. The use of precise and powerful algorithms seems indispensable. The AI will be able to:

  • anticipate demand peaks
  • prioritize delivery points
  • and warn drivers and salespeople to help optimize travel.

1st of all: saving time

For winning precious time that the end customer always considers too long, flexibility and reaction speed go hand in hand. This flexibility and speed are guaranteed by certain players. Such as the PSA group via its Free2move Connect Fleet offer does. This alternative offer to internalized fleet management promises maximum freedom to one million customers worldwide.

It will take into account new expectations, like growing environmental. One could also raises the issue of respect for individual freedoms associated with the collection of travel data of employees of a company. As every time we want to analyze personal data, ethical issues come to the surface.

Optimizing the companies’ fleets is an issue that goes beyond the simple problem of timetables. The resources impacted by increased deliveries or business travel are human, material, environmental, and, of course, technological. The contribution of Big Data will be very real since it will contribute to a precision of information unequaled until now.

 

To read: Progress and challenges of the autonomous vehicle