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Microlise Drives Vehicle Telemetry Solutions

Microlise is among only a handful of players in the Transport Management Systems space that offer a one stop solution and service capability. Its investment in research and development needs to be underpinned by a robust, global connectivity platform, enabling the reliable transmission of data from vehicles to customers.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Vodafone
    Vodafone is a British multinational telecommunications company, has its headquarters in London and with its registered office in Newbury, Berkshire.Among mobile operator groups globally, Vodafone ranked fifth by revenue and second (behind China Mobile) in the number of connections (435.9 million) as of 2014.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Transportation
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Product Development
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • USE CASES
  • Autonomous Transport Systems
    Autonomous transport systems provide unmanned, autonomous transfer of equipment, baggage, people, information or resources from point-to-point with minimal intervention. They can include the full range of transport vehicles, including trucks, buses, trains, metros, ships, and airplanes. They are most commonly deployed in controlled industries zones but are expected to soon be deployed in public areas with varying degrees of autonomy. We differentiate autonomous transport systems from autonomous vehicles. Whereas autonomous vehicles serve individual passengers (who may or may not own the vehicle), autonomous transport systems are interconnected fleets of vehicles owned by a business to service a particular need systematically. When discussing autonomous transport systems, the focus is on the interaction among vehicles in a sophisticated system that interfaces with ERP, MES, and other enterprise data management systems. The autonomy of the vehicle is one component of a larger interconnected system of autonomous and semi-autonomous activity with the objective of achieving business or organizational objectives, such as delivering the mail or moving soil from a mine to a processing facility.
  • CUSTOMER
  • Microlise is one of the UK's largest and most established providers of vehicle tracking, telematics and proof of delivery solutions.
  • SOLUTION
  • Microlise has well over 100,000 Vodafone connections in 116 countries. The Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform enables Microlise to install Global SIMs in all its products, allowing them to be deployed quickly anywhere in the world. Microlise can switch SIMs on or off and view usage via a unique portal.
  • DATA COLLECTED
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - R&D]
    Creates a platform from which Microlise can test, develop and commercialise new telemetry solutions
    Impact #2
    [Financial Growth - Market Opportunities]
    Single Global SIM and access to technical expertise enables the business to plan for global expansion and entry into new markets
    Impact #3
    [Management Effectiveness - Real Time Information]
    Provides a real-time view of customer usage, payments and SIM control from a single Global platform. Improves user experience through comprehensive visibility of individual vehicles, helping reduce the cost and environmental impact of fleet operations
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
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