Road Ready, a Southfield-based advanced telematics and smart fleet technology brand from Clarience Technologies, today announced its 5G Ready telematics system, the first in the commercial transportation industry, that will allow the industry to operate continuously when it upgrades from 4G.
“We understand commercial fleets don’t make money when their trailers or assets sit idle,” says Nada Jiddou, executive vice president at Clarience Technologies and general manager of Road Ready. “Our new 5G Ready system is optimized for today’s 4G networks and designed to operate on 5G networks as well, meaning fleets will not face risk of service disruption when the current 4G network is phased out in the years to come.”
The trucking industry operates on 3G network technology, which all major mobile carriers are transitioning away from in 2022. The 5G Ready capability will be able to provide support for the coming transition to 4G, future-proofing fleet trailers for near- and long-term changes to mobile network.
Supply chain disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused fleet operators to struggle to manage rapid shifts in demand. Trailer telematics systems have been widely adopted to help operators improve overall trailer capacity utilization.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has led a growing number of carriers to adopt trailer telematics,” says Jiddou. “These fleets are turning to Road Ready in record numbers to take advantage of our robust technology solutions that utilize our deep history in trucking to solve industry problems.”
According to Road Ready, truck-to-trailer data connections are expected to be common practice in the years to come, and many industry experts believe that emerging vehicle technology will make these integrations easier to bring to fruition. Autonomous driving systems will require remote monitoring and control for both the power units and trailers which will be critical to ensure the safe, efficient operation of future Class 8 trucks.