Innovative Enhancement of the Navarchos Fleet Management System

Host Organisation: Istognosis Ltd
Partner Organisation(s): PA 1: UBITECH Limited
Project Budget: 286.632,00 €
IDEK Funding: 200,000,00 €

With the increasing complexity of operations in transportations, there is an urgent need for companies with fleets to increase drivers and fleet productivity as well as to minimize their operational costs; therefore there is a significant demand for highly-capable, yet easy-to-use Fleet Management Systems (FMS).
Existing state-of-the-art FMS operate mainly on the cloud as a service and provide significant graphical information system capability and capacity as well as address the majority of operational and maintenance management requirements. On the other hand, existing solutions seem to exhibit a gap towards transforming the plethora of telemetry and tracking data into rich insights and, especially, into cost-efficient, eco-friendly consultation for both drivers and fleet managers.
The current version 1 of Navarchos FMS operates on a single-server as a web service and provides mainly monitoring and reporting functionalities to fleet managers. Therefore, fleet managers are expected to analyze the plethora of available data manually, in order to infer driver behavior insights. Furthermore, Navarchos lacks of important, state-of-the-art features such as routing and scheduling, real-time visually-appealing notifications and recommendations to drivers as well as intelligent metrics and indicators about drivers’ eco-driving behavior and productivity to fleet managers. The main goal of this proposal is the technological and innovation-driven upgrade of Navarchos to NAVARCHOS 2 so as to compete world-class related platforms. The main features that will be designed and implemented in the frameworks of NAVARCHOS 2 include: a) real-time driver-centric notification and recommendations algorithms for eco-driving behavior, b) intelligent metrics and analytics for empowering fleet managers to have a more comprehensive overview and complete control of their fleet, c) routing optimization and scheduling tools for increased fleet productivity, and d) scalable, highly available and high performance cloud-based infrastructure.