by MoveInSync | March 9, 2020
The vision for “livable cities” demands a clean, convenient, and congestion-free transportation system.
Shared mobility is a transportation strategy that is continually evolving and re-shaping the next generation of mobility. It is green, improves accessibility, and is the solution to urban congestion.
With a single-vehicle replacing up to 3 or more vehicles on the road, shared employee rides ease traffic gridlocks, limit carbon emissions and employee stress.
Sustainable shared mobility is the future of transport. But, it is also a present-day solution for the workforce, who constitute nearly 40% of the total Indian population, daunted by the daily commute experience.
Besides its social and environmental benefits, shared mobility has the potential for a transformative impact on the corporate transportation process. At an enterprise level, shared mobility relies on IoT technology to keep employees and transport teams connected.
IoT device connectivity is in turn, driving transport automation. SaaS-based ERP solutions when optimized effectively, offer twin benefits – enhances mobility experience and improves business performance.
Here’s how a SaaS Transportation Management System (TMS) reforms your organization’s employee transport function:
Ensures Efficiency, Accuracy, and Speed by
Streamlining the transport workflow process and boosting productivity
Reducing redundancy of steps in route planning
Plugging wastages of no-shows with optimal capacity vehicle deployment
Eliminating manual errors in billing and ensuring faster TAT
Improving asset utilization and promoting fair business allocation
Boosting cost-efficiency at each step
Brings in Traceability and Security with
Real-time visibility into the function and improved control
Data collection, processing, and analytics of trip data feeds
Electronic trip-sheets for transparency in trip execution
Compliance management for risk mitigation
Powers smart business decisions with improved information quality and real-time analytics that help a company’s bottom line
Architects systems for scale with the flexibility to expand and downsize operations.
According to a survey by IRU, the world road transport organization, one in three, i.e. 33% transport companies believe that improving safety is the biggest innovation opportunity, while only one in five cite automation.
“Lack of safe workplaces in India and the danger of reaching them by public transport is keeping more educated women out of the labor force, hurting the economy and leaving women vulnerable.”
-Thomson Reuters Foundation
To address this, “Automotive Industry Standard (AIS 140) mandates a vehicle tracking device and an emergency button in all existing and new public service vehicles in India.”
Real-time latency-free data from connected devices is fundamental to improving safety and commuter experience.
Live tracking, sensors that alert hazards, co-commuter details, and personalized travel information need a technology ecosystem for developing an ethos where employees feel at ease during transit.
Shared mobility is playing a transformative role in urban design, planning, and policy-making efforts.
Advancements in smart transport infrastructure indicate a convergence of public transit and corporate transportation into multimodal shared mobility. This comprehensive framework connecting vehicles, transit, and infrastructure, will assure an accessible, sustainable, and safe transport future of all of us.
However, this demands a mass transition to shared mobility.
Is India Inc. equipped for change?
Move-in-Sync has been reforming employee transport with digital automation since 2010.
Central to Move-in-Sync’s portfolio is the industry-leading transport automation platform, ETS*. This configurable solution acts as a central control point for transport operations and offers unrivalled scalability and end-to-end visibility, all, on a modern unified interface.
ETS powers shared mobility while staying compliant to regulatory and industry best practices and mitigating risk.
In sync with the global mobility revolution, technological innovations at Move-in-Sync are prioritizing a sustainable future for people (workforce at large).
*MoveinSync’s flagship SaaS platform
G. Visweswaran, Vice President – Customer Success