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Satellite navigation and route optimization applications reduce the time to delivery as well as the distance driven. Driving instructions can be given in both voice and graphics using digital maps. The driver will not drive around and search for the destination.
The mobile computer system can be used to display pictures from reversing cameras and if needed, an assistant tells how to manoeuvre. The assistant and cameras can also help control gripping arms with centimetre precision.
Safer trip is facilitated by applications making emergency calls in case of an accident even if the driver is injured. Road descriptions can be sent instantly to ambulances and rescue personnel, getting them to the accident faster and perhaps saving lives.
After the drivers spell of work or in queues, mobile computers can provide internet access and enable advertising, entertainment like games, TV and digital video.
“We have used the rugged vehicle computers from JLT for field tests in our heavy lumber trucks for some time, in order to develop functions such as improved traction and visualization of axle loads, which are critical for increased road safety and handling of our vehicles,” said Lena Larsson, project manager at Volvo. “The computers have worked very well and we are happy to include JLT as the IT partner in the project.”
Train conductors taking cash or electronic payments, bus drivers following complicated or changing routes, municipal mechanics using diagnostic tools and referencing trouble-shooting manuals, these are only a few examples of how employees in the world of public transportation are finding their jobs easier by using rugged mobile computers.