Collaborating for better planning and execution in transport delivery
Taking into account current traffic conditions is vital to getting accurate and reliable ETAs. For that, having access to the most up-to-date maps is necessary. Traffic conditions and locations are dynamic, so map updates need to be continuous. That’s why Simacan partnered with TomTom – a location technology specialist that’s no foreigner to the mapmaking industry.
Using TomTom map and traffic data, Simacan gets access to a database covering the complete road network in Europe, along with information such as incident data, flow feed and traffic speeds. Importantly, Simacan can integrate TomTom’s data and services with their own routing and ETA algorithms and adapt the TomTom technology to their unique preferences and needs. Using a crowd-based solution and including community input from TomTom, Simacan can easily manage high volumes of assets and run operations efficiently. Aiming to expand their footprint in Europe, Simacan will continue improving ETA in various geographies, such as mountain regions, and plans to bring TomTom along with them on the journey.
The future of fleet and logistics
With efficient and sustainable transport delivery
managed from one platform, it’s easier to include additional features as demands evolve. Simacan is excited to move forward with new innovations, including pre-process information. This gives customers pre-calculated content, such as time-distance calculations, allowing them to perform transport planning operations.
In the future, we can expect even more openness between shippers and carriers – which means better safety, reduced accidents and less damage liability. The partnership between TomTom and Simacan will play an important role in supporting businesses, as well as the wider fleet and logistics industry, with better supply chain insights and communication.