The benefits of 5G would equip fleet management with efficiency, visibility, control, and added business opportunities.
FREMONT, CA: The logistics industry is buzzing with a variety of new technologies. As the arrival of 5G nears, logistics businesses are preparing for what’s to come. Logistics, an industry with several fleets, is a sector that could benefit significantly from the introduction of the next-generation wireless network. When added to existing network infrastructures, 5G will have the potential to transform entire fleet management. The low latency, high capacity, and reliability of 5G will be the crucial factors changing the industry as a whole. Read on.
• Real-Time Responses
The advantage of 5G for fleet management is real-time responses, particularly in vehicle safety and collision avoidance. Fleet drivers will increasingly use sensors and collision avoidance capability to stay in lanes. Sensors in vehicles at speed require very low latency, and the real-time nature of 5G can provide such capabilities. With the reduced latency of an ideal 5G network, a self-driving truck can identify obstacles and respond to it in real-time.
• Improved Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication (V2V)
There are some unique applications ofV2V communications that 5G can provide in fleet management. It includes intersection movement assistance, left-hand turn assistance, emergency electronic brake lights, and many more. Improved V2V communications can enhance forward-collision warnings too. 5G-enabled V2V safety applications to have the potential to prevent the severity of fleet crashes. 5G, with its device density and real-time abilities, has the potential to advance V2V features.
• Enhanced Safety and Reliability
Increased fleet visibility can translate into bettersafety and reliability. Drivers in fleets can stay in contact during emergencies and get real-time notifications of adverse road conditions, enabling them to reroute their trips dynamically if needed. This is enabled with the increased efficiency of 5G-enabled transportation. Improved communications can allow fleets and transportation infrastructure to work seamlessly with each other too.
Fleet managers realize that there is a completely new world beyond that 4G networks provided, and they are preparing to embrace the changes that come with 5G.