Vehicles and Fleets: Use Cases

CloudD and Fleets

CloudD can provide end-to-end solutions to companies and developers looking to build or buy fleet tracking solutions. Our platform can work with a variety of devices such as OBD-II plugins, cellular enabled tablet devices, and mobile phones. With these devices and CloudD, companies can easily track their fleets location, track idle time, geofence their vehicles, communicate with their drivers through in app chat and voice tools, and manage their fleets from anywhere.

CloudD was specifically designed for vehicle tracking and diagnostic use cases. The platform offers easy to use APIs to easily enable real-time data streaming from devices installed in vehicles. We also provide users with the tools to easily provision vehicle devices with their required parameters, manage devices and users, and manage vehicle data.

1. GPS Fleet Management

CloudD's IOT platform offers a complete solution for the fleet tracking industry. Our platform offers solutions to both companies looking to develop their own fleet tracking product and fleet managers in need of a ready-made system. CloudD's platform works with a variety of devices, such as OBD-II plugins, cellular equipped tablets, and mobile phones to provide real-time telemetry data for fleets of any size.

With CloudD's connectivity platform, easily get features like GPS fleet tracking, idle time tracking, geofencing, text/audio/video communication with your drivers, push-to-talk (walkie-talkie) functionality, automated alerts for drivers, remote job assignments, and more.

Benefits

Real-Time Visibilty & Control:

Fleet tracking gives you near real-time visibility into the location of vehicles in your fleet as well as the jobs and activities they are performing. CloudD's platform can also easily enable text, audio, and video communication with your drivers.

Lower Maintenance & Fuel Costs:

Tracking your vehicles' routes and idle time can lead to significant fuel cost savings. Fleet tracking also enables you to track driver behavior and cut down on damaging use (such as aggressive driving behavior that can lead to high maintenance costs).

Device Flexibility & Auto Provisioning:

CloudD can work with OBD-II plugins, tablets, and mobile phones. The platform also makes it easy to remotely provision your devices with your required parameters and settings (assign users to devices, manage groups, authenticate users).

Scalability:

Handle as many vehicles as you need (thousands). CloudD was built for scalability.

2. Real-Time Vehicle Diagnostics

With an OBD-II plugin and CloudD's connectivity platform, drivers can get real-time data about their driving behavior and the state of their vehicles sent directly to their phones. This data can then be used to optimize routes, driving behavior, and cut down on maintenance costs.

If you are a developer looking to build a vehicle diagnostic product or company looking for a complete solution in this space, contact CloudD and we can provide you with an immediate solution. Our platform can remotely configure devices installed within cars and immediately start streaming real-time data such as: speed, idle time, GPS location, distance traveled, driver behavior, and engine/maintenance alerts. And CloudD can also provide and manage the infrastructure that this data is stored in (remote servers, the cloud).

Benefits

Save on Maintenance:

Save on vehicle maintenance costs by immediately knowing when a problem has developed with your car. Optimize your routes, driver behavior, and fuel use.

Diagnose Engine Problems in Real-Time:

Receive alerts on your phone or tablet when a problem has occured with your vehicle's engine.

3. Usage-Based Insurance

With CloudD, insurance companies can implement usage based insurance programs. Our platform can provide insurance companies with data on vehicle usage and driver behavior. Our platform gives you an end-to-end solution (device connectivity, scalability, data managed in the cloud, front end user interface, works with third party proprietary data analytics tools).

Benefits

Speed Up Development Time:

Partner with us to quickly create a driver tracking application. Our platform is ready made for this and can provide an end-to-end solution (from device connectivity to front end applications).

Better Predictability:

With driver behavior tracking, insurance companies can better predict accident rates.

Save on Insurance Premiums:

Drivers save with lower insurance rates.

Further Reading on the Internet of Things and Vehicles & Fleets

Smart Cities: Use Cases

CloudD and Smart Cities

With cities all over the world experiencing robust growth in their population levels and wealth, city governments have had to grapple with a variety of challenges including traffic congestion, pressure on public transit systems, security and law enforcement issues, and waste management logistics.

Through the use of sensors, CloudD's IOT platform, and the real-time data that these sensors generate, cities can easily monitor and optimize their traffic flow, improve the efficiency of their public transit systems, get real-time audio and video data from law enforcement officers in the field (live police body camera broadcasting), and better manage their waste management operations. If you are in need of an end-to-end solution for any of these services, contact us!

1. Traffic Management

With the IOT, cities will be able to closely monitor conditions on their roads and highways in real-time - where traffic jams are occuring, the speed of traffic, where accidents have occured, etc.

Additional applications like smart parking can further reduce the number of cars on the road (and save time and fuel use).

Benefits

Optimize Traffic Flow:

Reduce traffic congestion through real-time traffic monitoring. The IOT makes real-time monitoring cheap and easy to implement - operatorscan reduce traffic jams by remotely adjusting traffic light timing, re-routing traffic, and communicating with drivers through in-vehicle apps.

Smart Parking:

Get drivers off the road faster and into parking spaces. Sensors can remotely monitor when a parking spot is free or occupied and then send this data to a driver's phone.

2. Public Transport

Cities can equip their public transit options with sensors, allowing customers to see in real-time the location of buses and trains, know exactly how crowded particular routes are, know immediately when accidents or delays have occured, etc.

Sensors and CloudD's platform can also provide data on things like driver behavior and the condition of equipment, allowing for significant savings on fuel and maintenance costs.

Benefits

Location Tracking:

Customers will be able to know exactly when a bus or train is arriving, where it's currently located, if it is experiencing delays, etc.

Save on Fuel and Maintenance:

Optimize routes, save fuel through more efficient driving, anticipate equipment breakdowns through sensors.

Quicker Response Time:

Respond more quickly to bottlenecks in the system. Operators will know in real-time when an accident or bottleneck has occured.

3. Law Enforcement: Police Body Cameras

CloudD and its partners can provide end-to-end solutions in the police body camera space. CloudD was designed with high-bandwidth live audio and video streaming in mind.

If you are a developer or police force looking for a solution in this space, contact CloudD!

Benefits

Live Audio and Video:

Record video or broadcast live audio and video with CloudD's IOT platform.

Communicate with Officers in the Field:

CloudD can enable text, audio, and video communication with officers in the field. We support applications like push-to-talk (walkie talkie tech for your phone).

4. Crime Detection

Gun-shot monitoring sensor networks, internet connected security cameras, predictive analytics.

Benefits

Faster Emergency Response:

Sensors that detect in real-time when gunshots have occured and relay that information immediately to a central dispatch can greatly speed up police response times and provide useful data on where crime is being committed.

Easy Access to Live Security Footage and Recordings:

Security cameras connected to the cloud can be remotely accessed and viewed from anywhere. Video recordings can also be conventiently accessed and stored on remote servers.

5. Waste Management

With the installation of sensors and the use of CloudD to provide connectivity, cities can create smart waste-bins (whenever a bin is full, an alert can be sent out), reducing the amount of manual labor needed to check whether trash needs to be emptied.

Similarly, the IOT enables comapnies to remotely and automatically monitor when households require waste management services.

Benefits

Improve Waste Management Logistics:

Waste management providers can adjust their pickup schedules based on real-time data provided by sensors in trash-bins.

Reduce Labor Costs:

Knowing exactly when services are needed (and not needed) can reduce the need for manual labor.

Supply Chain: Use Cases

CloudD and the Supply Chain

IOT sensors and CloudD allows manufacturers and businesses to track in real-time the location of their inventory, optimize production, automate inventory replenishment/buying schedules, monitor the status of their machinery, and track deliveries.

1. End-to-End Location Tracking

With sensors installed on individual products or shipments of goods, businesses can track where their assets are at all times on a mobile or web-based dashboard. Manufacturers can know exactly where their inventory is located and when it is scheduled to arrive at various locations.

Benefits

Optimize Scheduling:

Real-time tracking enables optimized delivery and production schedules. You'll never be in a position where you don't know when a needed part or product is arriving or where it is located.

Real-Time Updates for Customers:

Give your customers real-time updates on when products will be completed or delivered.

Reduced Theft:

Sensors that track exactly where an inventory item is located can greatly reduce opportunities for theft (and make stolen goods tracking much easier!).

2. Responsive Inventory Management

With the IOT, businesses can automate their inventory management and get real-time data on their inventory levels, the location of that inventory, and where particular materials are needed at any given time. This can make it possible to reduce the amount of materials that businesses need to keep in stock at any given time. And with inventory levels tracked in real-time, automated buying processes can be implemented (when a particular part becomes scarce, the system can auto-order more).

Benefits

Optimize Scheduling:

Manufacturers will know in real-time when parts are arriving, where they are located, and what their inventory levels are. CloudD can track all of these things and provide you with dashboards to monitor your inventory.

Automated Inventory Buying:

Sensors can signal when inventory levels are becoming low and automatically order more parts.

3. Freight Monitoring

Connected sensors will allow freight operators to track the locations of their goods and coordinate with more precision when and where particular shipments need to arrive.

Further Reading on the Internet of Things and Supply Chain Management

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