IoT and Transportation

The second VINT report on Design to Disrupt (D2D), titled “New Digital Competition”, contributes significantly across industries by focusing on the platform economy.

Ten principles were proposed in this document. It’s worth pausing on the principle “Getting the MOST out of SMACT.” By digging into the opportunities offered by the Internet of Things and working in a collaborative manner, it is indeed possible to offer the transport industry on a dedicated digital platform.

By combining the expertise of three complementary businesses – Kuantic for Embedded Device, Gruau for the Transport Business and Sogeti for IT  – it has been possible to practically and operationally illustrate the implementation of a ‘framework for corporations.’

Beyond the vehicle-processing core business for different modes of transport (Refrigerated transport for human blood, organs, etc.) in vehicle fleets (thermal, electrical, etc.), the IoT technologies can generate maximum benefits in the following two areas:

Operational Excellence for vehicles via SMACT Operational excellence

By offering vehicle monitoring services (batteries, oils) as well as tools for profiling of drivers, it was possible not only to optimize fleet management tools and associated maintenance, but also to optimize additional financial costs, e.g. insurance costs for these fleets. Mobile Apps connected to our platform and associated with goods transportation also provide productivity optimization by helping to raise the first delivery attempt success ratio (via geo-fencing features).

 The creation of new digital services - Transport

The creation of new services

By rethinking the company’s value chain and identifying how IoT and technologies could create new value-added services, it was possible to provide traceability services; and thus enrich the service catalog carriers up to the establishment of different economic models (open real-time services on the fly, pay per use model..), in addition to offering real time sensors measures, such as thermometers, to ensure regulatory compliance.

Therefore, creating this capability is a good way to illustrate the principle “Butter your bread on Both Sides” as recommended in the second VINT report on D2D.

For more information, read the fourth VINT Report on IoT : SMACT and the City

Co-authors: Jacques Mezhrahid and Fabien Senlanne

This article was previously published in the SogetiLabs Blog

Visit Sogeti’s website for more information about IoT services.

Jacques-Mezhrahid_avatar-80x80Jacques Mezhrahid

Leading the innovation topic for Sogeti France since 2010, Jacques contributes to install a new way of Innovation Management, pushing a mindset based on demonstrating the innovation added value for Sogeti and our clients as well. The first edition of “Insight on innovation” published in 2010 described briefly and pragmatically this new mindset. More on Jacques.

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