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With more than 30 per cent of all CO2 emissions attributable to road transport, fleet operators have a major responsibility and opportunity to play a role in a greener future for our planet. The upcoming 3G end-of-life provides an excellent opportunity to improve the sustainability of fleet transport.

As the impending 3G shutdown forces all fleet operators to upgrade hardware to stay connected, this provides an opportunity to also consider the broader role that telematics can play on the journey of sustainability we must embark on.

While fleet operators have no choice to delay upgrades past June 2024 in order to stay on the air, proactive planning can minimise disruptions and ensure continued efficiency and productivity. However, logistics and supply chain will become increasingly challenging as the 3G end-of-life approaches and the time to act is now.

Nova Systems provides its in-vehicle management system (IVMS) to a number of key clients with large fleets across Australia. In partnership with Geotab, which supports close to 3.5 million vehicles on the road across the globe, Nova Systems has access to intelligence from the largest and fastest growing fleet of electric vehicles on the planet.

Nova Systems Director of Business Development and Alliances, Paul Weiss, said that the experience and intelligence of real-world electric vehicle (EV) performance allows unprecedented insights for planning, implementation and operations. “Nova Systems, in conjunction with Geotab, represents a world-leading value proposition in Australia for traditional and future EV fleets,” Mr Weiss said.

“By harnessing the power of 4G networks, EV telematics can be taken to the next level, with faster and more reliable data transfer and more advanced analytical capabilities. “This will enable EV owners and fleet managers to make more informed decisions, reduce downtime and maintenance costs, and ultimately maximise the value of their assets.

We acknowledge that the 3G to 4G migration is a disruption; but it makes sense to use it as an opportunity to join the leaders in fleet sustainability.” Geotab Associate Vice President Sales – APAC, David Brown, said, “Fleets need to understand the operational impact the 3G shutdown will have on their organisation.

“There are a number of very important factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing when you transition and whom you choose to work with. “How long will vehicles need to be off the road for? Can you get replacement stock quickly? Are there installers available to undertake the task? Is the technology a good fit for future requirements? All these factors are crucial in making a decision.

“With Nova Systems and Geotab, we merge ease of install with our readiness to provision hardware quickly from our 3PL in Australia, also having the latest scalable technology to adjust as your business evolves for compliance, safety, data insights and sustainability.” After six months of full operations, a fleet’s utilisation record can then enable EV vehicle matching and charging infrastructure assessment.

For more information, contact the Nova Systems team at gap@novasystems.com

This sponsored editorial is brought to you by Nova Systems. For more information, visit www.novasystems.com/au

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