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Commercial telematics white paper

How commercial telematics can boost safety, productivity and cost-efficiency

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The telematics market is expanding fast with the growth of 4G and 5G

Commercial telematics blend connectivity with information technologies to enhance asset visibility, vehicle lifecycle management and road safety. The technology enables fleet managers and vehicle or asset owners to track and monitor the status of their vehicles, transforming efficiency by enabling predictive analytics, remote assistance and route optimization. Logistics and other organizations now depend on commercial telematics to enable informed decisions that save money, reduce emissions and enhance efficiency.

Commercial telematics control units have accessed richer data and become more valuable over the last few years by enabling far more than simply tracking the location of an asset or vehicle. Data including vibration, speed and temperature can be monitored alongside vehicle insights such as fuel consumption, hours of engine use and driver behavior. Enterprises can use these systems to optimize routes, reduce fuel consumption and emissions and save costs. The return on investment (ROI) comes in financial savings from route distance optimization, operator wages and minimized downtime, all of which can be readily calculated.

As 2G and 3G networks retire, commercial telematics will increasingly focus on 4G and 5G cellular connectivity. The next generation of telematics hardware includes telematics gateways, cameras, embedded vehicle systems and retrofitted options. Increasingly, these devices will need to offer a blend of high-capacity, low-latency wireless connectivity, varying degrees of edge intelligence to suit the use cases being enabled.

Commercial telematics aren’t only for truck fleets however – although adoption of the technology has been led by vehicles with on-board diagnostics ports, which provide a vital means to gather data from on-board systems, other moving assets, vehicles and equipment are increasingly adopting telematics systems. Items such as construction equipment, fuel tankers and leased machines such as excavators for mining are all deriving significant value from telematics. The global installed base of active construction equipment OEM telematics systems, for example, reached 6.2 million units in 2022.

Quectel has a comprehensive range of modules and antennas that address the 4G and 5G requirements of commercial telematics which are detailed in this paper. In addition to these, Quectel supports customers, developers and designers with a comprehensive range of original design manufacturer (ODM), testing and certification services. These help ensure simplified and accelerated routes from concept initiation to global market launch, drawing on Quectel’s extensive experience, large R&D resources and exceptional security credentials proven under extensive penetration testing.

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The commerical telematics market

Key use cases beyond trucking

How we can support the new telematics era