Technology could halve unexpected fleet breakdowns, says ICC
Developments in fleet telemetry could halve unexpected breakdowns by 2020 while lowering TCO, according to In-car Cleverness.
The telematics specialists says car breakdowns will increasingly be pre-empted using in-vehicle data as analytical telematics devices begin to integrate further into connected vehicles to predict faults and errors.
The technology could also improve TCO figures for fleets, with better maintained vehicles retaining more of their value when de-fleeted.
Paul O’Dowd, head of sales at In-car Cleverness, commented: “It’s not impossible to foresee a future in which almost no unexpected breakdowns occur.
“In-vehicle technology – remote diagnostics in this context – has come on in leaps and bounds and as uptake increases, we will be able to anticipate a large percentage of the nation’s vehicle glitches before they cause a failure.
“This predictive maintenance alongside routine check-ups will reduce the cost of running individual or fleets of vehicles – prevention is always better than the cure.”