Is shared mobility going to survive after Covid-19? Are there going to be any changes? Will shared mobility providers going to finally embrace an advanced telematics solution? The future is here and we should be more prepared than ever. Are we ready to take action so the future will not surprise us again?
The pandemic of Covid-19 shut everybody inside and forced us to move on with our lives in a way in which we did not even think about it before. Though times are showing what is more creative from people or…. the opposite. What about industries? What about business? What about all the companies involved in mobility. For sure, the worldwide lockdown made a strong mark between public transportation and private transportation, between own and shared, between new vehicles and the present ones.
At the end of 2019 the studies and the forecasts had some numbers which were easily deleted or contradicted at the beginning of 2020. We can say there was a period in which the statistics went crazy. Nobody knew what to believe some actions that were taken affected some businesses and industries on a long term.
If in the past years, we were talking about efficiency or fleet management having in mind some ideas, for sure after COVID-19 period the mobility market is reevaluated and new objectives are set.
How is the new vehicle market evolving in the near future?
The acquisition of electrical vehicles will face an increase comparison of traditional ones?
Will car sharing, car rental and ride hailing vertical still have a future?
For all the answers to these questions it is easy to look in the past and see what we have not done yet. Only in this way, we will be prepared for the future and we will have to ability to face any challenge that might appear including from technological point of view.
By the time the acquisition of new vehicles will decrease efficiency will become the main aspect in fleet management and mobility. Everybody will try to maintain the presents fleets as healthy as possible and being efficient will have new connotation in the future. It is important to take care of what we have and to do as much as possible to manage the new challenges with the present resources. Is it possible? Did the companies and providers rethink their strategy in the past 3 months? Being
efficient is being smart in choosing quality solution.
A good strategy helps you to have half of the objective solved. Preparation is one of the aspect but after gathering the information the analysis takes the most important place. What would be prediction without Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence algorithms? Can we predict something if the data are not accurate? Are able or ready to have all the things in one place without buying anything new and just analyze what we have right now? Making decision is on maybe the hardest part in mobility.
Taking actions is probably even harder. That is why only having the full picture we can do that.
Advanced telematics solution remains the first layer of any mobility project. Even if we are talking about public transportation, taxi, car sharing or even autonomous driving, telematics at its finest is the best approach for it. In order to avoid extra costs with replacement of components and to reduce downtime when the vehicle is staying in a workshop, maintenance is the key to efficiency and maximizing the profit. To maintain means to take action before a DTC will happen.
Are we ready for this? Are we going to replace a vehicle component if we knew before that in a certain number of days will broke and can cause many other failure processes inside the vehicle? Predictive maintenance concept will get more and more popularity in the near future.
Management and Action
100% problem localization in a subsystem makes place for next actions. Sometimes the decision are based only related to the price paid in the present in order to minimize the present expenses without thinking of the future needs or having in mind future updates.
An advanced telematics solution not only that should be seen as an investment but offer also the possibility to be update at minimum costs. Making a comparison with consumers goods it is time to change the vision an approach when it comes to fleet management and mobility. If we have the latest version of smartphone because offers us the possibility to stay connected with the present why not treat the fleets with same responsibility and install a high-end telematics solution?
Advanced telematics solutions represents the key for the future challenges in the mobility market and offers the possibility to always be ready in prepared for the latest developments in the industry.