eMobility depots: Reducing operating costs with AI and IoT
As the number of electric vehicles increases, e.g., in commercial fleets or public transport, overnight charging infrastructure for hundreds of vehicles will become a common feature of our cities. Simply putting charging points in place, however, will not suffice. The situation is vastly more complex: Many vehicles enter and leave a typical eMobility depot, e.g., for eBuses, at different times and have varying energy requirements, says Timothy Hughes, product manager for eMobility Software at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.Read More
A grid-to-vehicle approach for electric vehicle fleets from Siemens
Freight in the City opens its doors to showcase the latest commercial vehicles, technology and services for the urban logistics sector. Visitors can expect to see the latest safe, clean delivery vehicles and kit aimed squarely at town and city operations, and talk to manufacturers about their business requirements, say Bernard Magee, director of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at Siemens GB&I and Mark McLoughlin, director Siemens Financial ServicesRead More
Effective integration will improve mobility in the transport and logistics sector over the next five years
With 71% of global industry leaders believing that mobile-first technologies will be critical to the delivery process in the next five years, the focus for transportation and logistics (T&L) organisations needs to be on integration of new and existing systems to keep their expansion plans on track.Read More
Connected transport specialist sees 9 global trends in Internet of Things
If you were asked to name one industry vertical with a lot to gain from connecting its devices, analysing their data, then using these insights to create new services, what would it be? Smart cities? Manufacturing? Healthcare? How about transport? It’s benefited hugely over the years from machine-to-machine communications (M2M), particularly in vehicle telematics. But the game is always moving on.Read More
Choice is the future of parking
Cashless parking has proliferated across the UK in the past decade and a half. It’s become the default option for many drivers, and now also an imperative solution. This is not only because of the call for connected, digital services, but also because of health concerns in the wake of the pandemic.Read More
The SIM logistics challenge: Is it now time to streamline the SIM management lifecycle?
Whether via the new(er) eSIM or the traditional physical SIM (which is forecast to still be with us in large volumes for several years to come), the centrality of the SIM presents service providers with a growing logistical challenge, says Eric Hatton, head of customer acquistion & network services (CANS) business unit for Evolving Systems.Read More
What’s the difference between telematics and vehicle tracking?
Telematics and vehicle tracking are often used interchangeably. But for a business, the system you employ can make all the difference. At Better M2M we supply M2M SIM cards for both vehicle tracking and telematics systems, but how do you know what is going to bring the most benefit to your business?, asks Nick Lockley, CEO of BetterM2M.Read More