What does the vehicle of the future look like? This question has been occupying the automotive industry forever. Over the years, vehicle manufacturers have therefore repeatedly had to get to grips with current developments and trends in order to bring competitive, contemporary vehicles that are tailored to requirements onto the market. Currently, one of these developments is digitalisation. The vehicle of the future is connected. It receives and transmits data that makes the driver’s life easier and simplifies their situation on the road. This not only offers advantages for private vehicle owners, but in particular for companies with full vehicle fleets.
Trivadis was brought in by a renowned automobile manufacturer precisely for such a project. The task was to design a Cloud-based software solution for a fleet of vehicles aimed at transporting parcels. As the first step, this solution was to be used to optimise the entire delivery chain. To achieve this, the software would automatically collect information about the vehicle and its cargo and pass it on to the driver and fleet manager. In a second step, the aim was to fully automate the route planning process.
Trivadis ultimately built an SOA architecture with micro-services in a Cloud context, with which all available data was provided centrally for the planning process and made accessible to all parties involved. Mobile and web applications also allow owners and drivers to access all kinds of information about the vehicle and its cargo. Furthermore, a route is calculated on the basis of the possible packages and made available to the driver as an outlink via Google Maps.
For companies that are already using the vans of the future, this means an increase in efficiency for deliveries and less stress during day-to-day life at work for their drivers and fleet managers. Thanks to the solution, the automobile manufacturer was able to open up a pioneering field of business with a new product and perhaps even keep a decisive step ahead in the competitive market. That’s because the service developed by Trivadis is intended as part of an overall concept. In the future, the solution could therefore also be incorporated into other offers in a similar form and thus form the basis for an entire ecosystem of intelligently connected vehicles.