The 21st Century is the Information Age. Therefore there are no reasons to doubt: who owns the information, owns the world. In the context of transport, telematics systems help to possess information, which is making the logistics business more efficient.
At the beginning of the XX century, 90% of cars were produced with an open body. In today's world, it's hard to imagine the streets of cities flooded with transport without a roof. A similar analogy can be drawn with telematics. Not so long ago, the only way to control the location of the driver and the car with the cargo were phone calls. All the forwarder could do was call the driver and take a word that the car reached its destination. Today there is a way that gives confidence in the localization of transport. It is telematics.
Let’s start with an explanation of the term. Telematics is connected with computer science, covering the area of telecommunications. As for logistics, it is a system for remote control of the movement and condition of the car. Telematics monitoring of vehicles is based on satellite navigation, communication technologies, and computer equipment. It is used to meet the challenges of transport logistics in the management of transportations and vehicle fleet.
International Transport and Logistics services Provider AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG implements integration with telematics systems to control the movement and delivery of goods in real time. Natalya Shemyakina, Deputy COO for AsstrA Road Freight Transportation, says that thanks to the use of such technologies, Corporate Customers get a number of additional benefits.
«Telematics guarantees complete control and "transparency" of transportation. Customers control the arrival time of the goods - on time collection / on time delivery, as well as monitor the location of the car and parking places online. In addition, customers keep track of the actual time of the car in transit and mileage, as well as downtime at loading / unloading points. This is possible thanks to the visual model of the transportation route.
And these are not all the benefits. AsstrA Group customers integrate with our corporate systems for tracking, exchange, recording and analysis of transportation information », - says Natalya Shemyakina.
AsstrA team strives to satisfy Customers' requirements in the field of cargo safety. In collaboration with an international telematics integrator, logistics provider implements a joint project AsstrA Supply Chain Visibility. It allows forming optimal routes as well as automating working process to save time and money.
«The impact of telematics on the actions of logistics companies is undeniable. Telematics systems help implement comprehensive logistics solutions and comply with international standards of service quality taking into account the growing requirements of Customers for the safety of transported goods, timely arrival and rapid response», - says Natalya Shemyakina.