Fleet management: simplify your fleet management

Fleet management is a set of solutions enabling companies to control and optimize their vehicle fleets. A connected fleet management tool helps reduce costs, improve safety, optimize performance and control environmental impact.


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Fleet management is the intelligent management of a company’s vehicle fleet. This is a key factor in its success in terms of profitability and service quality. Managing a large number of vehicles can be a complex challenge. Much more than simply monitoring assets, fleet management is a recurring process that encompasses various aspects: financial, technical, human, regulatory…

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Your questions about Fleet Management

What is the fleet management market?

The fleet management market size is expected to reach over USD 34,629 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of nearly 24. %.. In Europe, a recent study promises an average annual growth of 14% by 2023. The automotive fleet management market is therefore booming. Intelligent fleet management enables players and companies to control and monitor their vehicles more efficiently, quickly and affordably, with a view to boosting profitability. It allows a company to better meet the needs of consumers or employees, while increasing profits and reducing expenses.

How can I connect my vehicle to manage my fleet?

SoFLEET can help you manage your vehicle fleet.

Whether or not your vehicles are already connected. Thanks to our aftermarket boxes, installed in just a few moments in your vehicle (light commercial vehicles) by our specialist partners, and available throughout Europe. But also, thanks to our partnerships with automakers worldwide, to collect and exploit data from the original equipment units already installed in your vehicles.

Why do companies need a fleet management system?

Fleet management and the need for an ever wider range of technological solutions are becoming increasingly important as our society develops. Fleet management is also becoming a more flexible field due to the availability of SaaS software that can be used in the cloud and accessed from any computer. Fleet management allows companies to focus on what they do best: managing their core business. It also allows their team members to focus on improving the customer experience.

Fleet management has taken a new turn in recent years with the arrival of third-party solutions and intelligent software (Fleet Management Softwares). Fleet managers can use them to leverage their existing IT expertise, while offering a complete solution to their customers thanks to best-of-breed fleet management software.

With a comprehensive fleet management solution, managers can determine how vehicles can be optimized to meet internal needs, as well as how the fleet can be monitored to ensure it runs smoothly.

How do fleet management platforms work?

Fleet management is a business that has been around for decades. The advent of computers and the Internet has radically changed the way fleets are managed. Traditional fleet management systems required large databases containing information and history of each vehicle, maintenance and repairs of all vehicles in the fleet as well as accidents or paid tickets.

Today, most fleet managers have access to data obtained through fleet management software (FMS) and from a digital source. They can consult the data online from any computer.

These systems allow you to manage a fleet by creating driver management profiles that are generally designed to match the skills of individual drivers. A profile is then created for each vehicle, which guarantees the right match between the drivers and the vehicles made available as well as the assurance of having the necessary fuel. This process not only reduces fleet operating costs, but also maximizes driver productivity, for example when managing a fleet of trucks.

Vehicle telematics applications are used to monitor all the data that passes through the system and can be used for everything from improving fleet maintenance to maximizing fuel savings and reducing the risk of accidents or breakdowns. All data collected by the sensors is stored in a database which is used by the operator for planning and administration of operations.

What is the role of IoT in fleet management?

The Internet of Things is a collective network, which allows all devices in such a network to interact with each other. In most cases, this network consists of smart devices, ranging from computers, laptops, cell phones, tablets, etc., that can communicate with each other to allow fleet managers to monitor the health of vehicles as well as make critical decisions about the evolution of manufacturing processes.

In the case of vehicle fleets, these objects take the form of connected boxes, also called trackers, which are generally connected via an ODB (On-Board Diagnostics) port and allow the analysis of multiple parameters such as geolocation, speed, trajectory, consumption, brake wear and tear, battery level for electric vehicles, etc. Fleet management enables you to manage a fleet of vehicles in a context of energy transition, by promoting eco-driving and using electricity.

To know everything there is to know about fleet management, you need to understand the role of connected objects in fleet management? Typically, a vehicle tracking system helps managers closely monitor the efficiency of their fleet, both financially and operationally. By implementing the system, they can monitor each vehicle in the fleet and make adjustments as needed. The same applies to the maintenance and repair department, which allows them to efficiently deal with any problems that may arise and to streamline their maintenance actions.

The potential for expansion of this system is very high, not least because it does not require additional investment for each individual vehicle to function properly.

As far as the automotive industry is concerned, many vehicle manufacturers are already implementing systems using the Internet of Things, or IoT, to optimize fleet management These include remote control of vehicle transmissions and diagnostics, cost reduction, fuel savings, maintenance tracking, employee scheduling and more.

Fleet maintenance has also become much easier with the use of real-time diagnostic tools and real-time data transmission from the system itself, rather than the previous process of manual maintenance or checking of records by traditional mechanics.

What are the IoT solutions for fleet management?

IoT fleet management solutions are designed for companies that need to manage a number of vehicles in a fleet. These solutions use the internet and provide real-time reporting and analysis, making them ideal for the fleet manager. Today’s fleet management is very different from the days when it was just about monitoring fuel consumption and keeping track of your drivers’ driving records. With the introduction of GPS and other wireless technologies, fleet managers can now view their data online, enabling them to make fuel purchasing decisions and reduce costs while maintaining high productivity.

IoT solutions for vehicle fleet management enable, among other things:

  • Instant improvements and quick decisions regarding user behaviour: speeding, unnecessary tyre wear, etc.
  • Intelligent monitoring for preventive maintenance and reduced maintenance costs by calculating and optimizing fleet TCO
  • Optimized delivery routes and rounds
  • Faster interventions in the field, with real-time information on faults
  • Optimized fuel consumption
  • Maintaining engine performance

What IoT technologies are used for fleet management?

The objects used to improve fleet management use 3 main technologies: RFID, GPS and OBD II.

Would you like advice on optimizing your fleet management? GPS-based fleet management systems and OBD II help save money and provide real-time information on vehicle maintenance, geolocation, routes and driving conditions, while RFID contributes to vehicle control and tracking.

What's the point of eco-driving?

Road transport is responsible for 94.9% of greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector. Risky driving, heavy acceleration and braking, excessive speed, engine not switched off when stationary, under-inflated tires, overloaded or poorly maintained vehicles… All these factors contribute to energy consumption, increased fleet costs and road risks.

While most fleet management software provides information based on road risk (mainly from the accelerometer), SoFLEET offers fleet managers real eco-driving indicators, capable of guiding them in their cost management choices.

SoFLEET’s dashboards, available to fleet managers, provide all the data linked to vehicle driving. A score is assigned to each driver using an algorithm developed by Synox. This note is accompanied by explanations that will facilitate the manager’s work.

Another solution is often used by companies to make their vehicle fleets more profitable: car-sharing.

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Innovation in fleet management: the role of Synox with SoFLEET

Beyond fleet management with SoFLEET, Synox has been an expert in connectivity and a forerunner in IoT for over 15 years.

We also help professionals in the transport sector to optimize their activities by intervening across the entire IoT value chain: from data collection to data management and secure data flows.

Innovation lies in a comprehensive offer, adapted to all fleet types and sizes, with research and development of indicators tailored to the needs of each fleet manager.

Our experts are with you every step of the way to guarantee your project’s success.

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Choose your devices

Choose your devices

Speed, temperature, force, location, power, volume… According to your needs, Synox advises you in the choice of the sensor and facilitates its implementation on site.

Connect your devices

Connect your devices

In order to carry and secure the data, Synox recommends the networks and transmitters most adapted to your project.

Securing your data

Securing your data

We provide you with an open and interoperable data collection and analysis platform that safely aggregates all your data with third-party data.

Host your data

Host your data

A TIER IV type hosting and storage solution, based in France, which combines density, environmental awareness, availability and security.

Leverage your data

Leverage your data

We offer an open data visualization platform that joins all of your third-party flows and allows you to manage them in a simplified, secure and customizable turnkey interface.


How to implement eco-driving?

Find out what our expert partner Nouvelle Route has to say about eco-driving training.

With SoFLEET by Synox, set up exclusive eco-driving indicators to take your performance to the next level and improve your impact on the environment.

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