Wireless System Services Trucks Remotely

After spending hours and hours on the road, some wear and tear is inevitable, no matter how high the quality. However, with Telematics Gateway — a new GSM-based communication system that allows workshops to check a truck's condition remotely — it is possible to minimise the number of unplanned workshop visits. The system, which will hit the market in 2013, enables service technicians to inspect trucks while they're still on the road. This increases the trucks uptime and lowers the maintenance costs.

Christian Harris is editor and publisher of BCW. Christian has over 20 years' publishing experience and in that time has contributed to most major IT magazines and Web sites in the UK. He launched BCW in 2009 as he felt there was a need for honest and personal commentary on a wide range of business computing issues. Christian has a BA (Hons) in Publishing from the London College of Communication.