Troy-based Electric Last Mile has partnered with Canada’s Geotab to deliver a factory-installed connectivity solution that will equip Electric Last Mile customers with data to help them manage their vehicles.
Electric Last Mile is a commercial electric vehicle company focused on last-mile delivery solutions. Geotab is focused on internet of things and connected transportation.
“This exciting collaboration with Geotab is a part of ELMS’ commitment to delivering powerful telematics, data, and real-time visibility solutions that fleet managers need to help improve their operating efficiency and reduce costs,” says Kev Adjemian, chief technology officer of Electric Last Mile.
The company plans to integrate Geotab’s GO9+ telematics solution into its Urban Delivery vehicle. The factory-installed addition of Geotab’s offering will help provide Electric customers with centralized access to their connected vehicle data through the MyGeotab platform.
The GO9+ device will help enable high-speed connectivity and allow fleet managers access to Electric Last Mile AIR, an in-development connectivity and data analytics suite that is expected to provide fleets with full visibility of their Urban Delivery vehicles in near real time.
The GO9+ is also expected to allow users to turn each Urban Delivery vehicle into a Wi-Fi hotspot where possible and as needed.
AIR will provide fleet managers with a single view of their entire fleet including GPS tracking, road speed, charging status, battery level, and more. The information is designed to reduce fleet costs, increase productivity and efficiency, improve safety, and strengthen compliance.
Geotab and Electric are further collaborating on technology that is focused on one day enabling over-the-air software updates and upgrades to fleets through a secured cellular connection.
“With sustainability at the forefront of Geotab’s innovations, we are excited to collaborate with innovative OEM partners like ELMS to equip customers with the technology needed to help achieve their fleet electrification goals,” says Rob Minton, associate vice president of connected car business development at Geotab.
Geotab’s U.S. location is in Las Vegas. It has offices in Mexico, Europe, Australia, and Asia.