Smart City Connected Vehicles: Telematics for Cost-Effective Operations of Service Fleets

Cities are updating their strategy for deploying smart, connected technology in the Public Right Of Way (ROW). Understanding how technology, combined with data, and engineering could redesign, augment or replace to create the City’s next-generation streetscape is critical in answering how the cities can meet its End Policies related to  Public Safety, High Performing Government, Economic Development, and Financial Stability. Part of the efforts is identifying (1) which improved services can be delivered with (2) what smart technology that is deployed on (3) which City assets, and (4) funded by what business models.

The Use Case

Cities, business and government agencies having service fleets encounter operation and maintenance expenses that could have a significant impact on the business bottom line, if not controlled well. A vertical application of cellular wireless connectivity is the Connected Fleet Telematics for Cost-Effective Operation is a Smart City solution that falls in the High Performing Government and Financial Stability policy buckets. It addresses Facility Maintenance challenges, and this solution can be extended to deliver the Exceptional City Services goal.

The Value

The solution proposed in this case study is one of several ideas Team CELENIUM presents to cities in the path to migration to the future Smart Cities. “Connected Vehicles” or “Connected Fleet,” drive a number of value propositions as shown in the table below.

Key Fleet Benefits Applications Results
Reduced Fuel Expense Preventative Maintenance OPEX savings. Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Healthier environment.
Vehicle Performance & Monitoring Field Service Management Reduced Maintenance Expenses. OPEX savings
Driver Behavior Monitoring Training Reduced Maintenance Expenses. Improved Asset Utilization. OPEX savings
Logistics Optimization Field Service Management
Improved Driver Productivity. Improved Asset Utilization. OPEX savings
Improved Asset UtilizationFleet Safety Compliance Fuel Tax Reporting. OPEX savings
Improved Customer Service Exceptional City Services. Smart City
Telematics Fleet Management Center

The projected savings from this use case could come up to %30 reduction in OPEX. CELENIUM can conduct analysis based on the CITY’s information to project the cost savings derived from efficiencies in fuel and service visits consumption. Reduction in downtime and safety cost saving could also be assessed.

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