Integrate Telematics with Supply Chain, Enterprise & Transport Infrastructure as Fleets Fuse with the Connected World

The official agenda below was the result of six months of independent research, reflecting the latest trends, market activities and exciting growth in the American connected fleet space.


The Big Fleet Review

New players, technologies and growth are dramatically changing the connected fleets industry, Take a comprehensive look at where the industry is heading.

  • Take a look at trends such as international expansion and how small & medium fleets are starting to take notice of connected solutions to ramp up operations in line with developments
  • Silicon Valley takes fleet head on! Increased opportunities due to the ELD legislation has seen innovation overload and even Google get involved. How can you retain poll position?
  • Outline new avenues for TSP’s to provide additional services e.g. work order management or increased integration into the supply chain to retain a competitive edge  

Clem Driscoll, President, Clem Driscoll & Associates

Data Becomes Revenue

The world is going crazy over data. It’s the key to untapped revenue, customer loyalty and an all-round stronger business.

  • Unlock the full value of data sets such as fuel and tyre data! Apply advanced data mining and analysis techniques to improve efficiency even further
  • Traffic, weather, POI’s - take a look at the value and services data sets from 3rd party suppliers will add to solutions to make a final decision on who to partner with
  • Outline how data can be monetized through vending driver and traffic data to government and other 3rd parties to generate additional revenue  

Michael Cerilli, VP Connected Vehicle Business, Navistar

The Single Data Standard: Dream or Reality?

The bane of many a fleet manager is having to sift through a variety of data streams, the so far unavoidable result of having a multi branded fleet. But what if there was a single data standard...

  • The standard is here - explore how the equipment sector is pioneering a data standard utilizing 19 data points to bring about a single, standardized data output
  • From fuel data to location, understand how standardizing the data valued by fleets can reduce error rates in data analysis
  •  Assess how a standard has dramatically increased maintenance quality in the off-road equipment industry, with over 90% of fault and repair requirements being met

Moderator: Stan Orr, President, AEMP
Casey Littleton, Global Product Manager, Hertz
Ed Olson, Segment Manager, Construction & Forestry, John Deere

Cybersecurity: Securing the Connected Fleet

Where there’s pleasure, comes pain! Connectivity has an overwhelmingly positive impact on the fleet industry. However, connectivity now poses a threat to the security of fleet’s data.

  • Comprehend the threat hackers pose to fleets, from the ability to monitor assets location to attaining full vehicle control, in order to fully understand the risks with connectivity
  • The OEM?  The Fleet manager? Find out where responsibility for data security lies to understand your role and avoid liability risks
  • Hear how initiatives such as ethical hacking are being employed to bring about a secure framework  and where in the system development chain these methods can be utilized

Moderator: Tina Srivastava, Strategic Engineering Research Group, MIT
Robert Gee, Head of Product Management, Software and Connected Solutions, Continental
Gail Gottehrer, Partner, AXINN

Data Stream

Future Engine Management

Connectivity has made its way into the engine bay. We discuss how to harness this data for a more efficient fleet.

  • Hear about the latest developments in advanced remote diagnostics systems, such as real time fault warnings, to dramatically improve down time
  • Dissect how engine parameters are being remotely programmed with real time environment data such as weather to dramatically improve fuel efficiency
  • With 45% of engine on time being spent idling, explore how connectivity is facilitating the development of  idle time reduction systems to benefit efficiency and the environment

Moderator: Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Manager, NACFE
John Malina, Executive Director- Connected Solutions, Cummins

Prescriptive Analytics - The Future of Fleet Data

Unprecedented levels of data are now coming from commercial vehicles, with data analysis now being one of the most important considerations for fleets. But what is the future of this process?

  • Dive into the future of data analysis! Explore how to utilize prescriptive analytics to give predetermined outcomes based on past incidents to streamline the data analysis process
  • Look into how the prescriptive model will supply solutions on how to positively change a predicted future to reduce errors in a planned course of action
  • Understand how the IoT space is fuelling the development of this analytics engine through infrastructure applications to facilitate the growth of the autonomous fleet

Tom Sloan, Director Telematics, Donlen

The Connected Driver

Managing the Connected Driver

The ultimate control of a vehicle’s efficiency and safety is down to the driver. So how can connectivity be leveraged to effectively manage and train today’s drivers?

  • Understand the perceptions drivers have of monitoring equipment such as driver facing cameras to create solutions that gain driver buy in
  • Examine how the use of gamification can be applied to engage the workforce in their tasks to measurably improve productivity
  • Look at how real time driver training is being utilized to improve the safety of drivers and pedestrians to reduce the 90% of road fatalities caused by driver error

Kristofer Bush, VP Marketing, Leaseplan

Telematics in your Pocket: How Smart Devices are Advancing Industry 

Smart devices, whether we like it or not, are now an integral part of modern society. Now, they are set to become an essential component in the connected fleet.

  • Look at how smart devices are being utilized to maintain an in, and out of cab connection with workers. How can this trend be fully exploited whilst maintaining data quality?
  • Explore the service suites of affordable “telematics lite” solutions, e.g. simplified back end services to maximize on these solutions for the underpenetrated small fleet market
  • Dive into the future and look at what smart devices, such as the smart watch, may offer in terms of a connectivity solutions to simplify driver monitoring

Tony Candeloro, Vice President, Product Development, ARI

Driver Engagement the Smart Way

As the uptake of smartphones as a connectivity solution increases, so too do the number of different applications they have in the fleet industry.

  • Understand how the self-quantified approach to driving management can result in greater all round benefits for the employer / fleet manager and employee / driver
  • Take a look into the fiscal cost of driver management in an effort to seek out solutions that offer the best value
  • Look at how rapid growth in the smartphone linked FMS will lead to a change in distribution and assess the impact this will this have on traditional FMS models

Richard Barlow, CEO, WEJO

The Smart Fleet Converges with Infrastructure

The Evolution of Infrastructure

The nation’s transportation infrastructure is converging with technology. With this comes smarter highways and smarter cities which are already having an impact on the fleet industry.

  • Understand how ITS and smart cities are generating greater levels of V2I and V2X communications to bring about a smarter, safer fleet
  • Humans are unpredictable, SDC’s aren’t! Try and map out the human mind set and how they will react to autonomous trucks on the road…anything is possible!
  • Explore how the need for a TMC (Traffic Management Center) could be negated by a distributed V2V network leading to a hyper accurate traffic management system

Mike Hunter, Associate Professor, Georgia Tech

Platooning and Beyond

We can’t be sure how long it will take, but the autonomous fleet is coming. But where are we now with autonomy and how will autonomy effect fleets and their connected solutions?

  • Understand how the variations in state based legislation are impacting the development of autonomy and look at what future federal government legislation
  • Explore how the inter-fleet platooning dilemma can be solved through centralized decision making systems to ensure equal efficiency savings between fleets
  • Take a look at the latest V2I and V2X schemes designed to expedite the role out of autonomous vehicles to understand where the future fleet infrastructure is heading

Chuck Price, Vice President - Cloud Engineering, Peloton
Marlo Anderson, Director, Central North American Trade Corridor Association
Lee E. Barnes, Portfolio Manager, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Ricardo

Truck Smart Parking

Due to the 10 hour drive time limit, truckers often stop shy of their optimum driving time to guarantee a space, reducing on road time. Now connectivity is solving this prevalent issue.

  • Integrate parking space monitoring, providing peace of mind to drivers of finding a parking space - ramping up supply chain productivity
  • Understand how this pioneering project can be applied to existing solutions, providing real time parking information to drivers via existing connectivity solutions
  • Explore how regional coalitions hold the key to real time parking data and how such coalitions could integrate with other monitoring services such as traffic
  • As eyes continue to focus on improving road safety

Matthew Junak, Senior Staff Engineer, HNTB

Future Innovations

Uber for Fleets

It is widely known that Uber is disrupting the taxi industry, but how is peer-2-peer sharing altering the movement of goods?

  • Understand how load board models are contributing to the “Uberfication” of the fleet industry and how they can reduce unused trailer space to relieve the stretched supply chain
  • Assess how the Uber model can be integrated into existing systems, such as tracking,  to provide additional value top services
  • Look into how and Uber model can be utilized to exploit the fragmented local shipping market and to give a competitive edge in a saturated market

Moderator: Wallace Lau, Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan
Brett Parker, Co-Founder/President, Cargomatic
Drew McElroy, CEO, Transfix

The Fleet of the Skies

Road, Sea or Sky - all dominate the way goods are moved around. But the sky now has something new to offer…

  • Explore how drones can be applied from infrastructure maintenance to deliveries, to see how they can be integrated into any fleet, whatever its purpose, and improve efficiency
  • Utilize drones to collect and collate real time, vital metrics e.g. hazardous weather, road blockages etc. to dramatically improve the quality of real time data
  • As UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) become integrated into fleets - what tracking, efficiency monitoring etc. will they require? Is this another M2M opportunity?

Steven Justice, Director, Georgia Centre for Innovation



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