What is the Interstate of Things?

into sunsetYou have heard of the Internet of Things, but are you familiar with the Interstate of Things? Technology improvements in the trucking industry have led to platforms that prevent accidents, improve efficiency and improve the driver’s experience while hauling cargo across the country.

V2V and V2I

Vehicles, drivers and motor carriers were connected before the Internet of Things became a buzzword. Now mobile feet management platforms can connect with sensors, devices and apps both inside and outside the vehicles. This has become known as the Interstate of Things and consists of both vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) devices.

V2V devices help to improve efficiency of both the vehicle and the driver while helping to prevent accidents by communicating important safety information between vehicles. V2I devices make driving more efficient by allowing drivers to pay tolls and bypass inspection stations to save time on interstate routes.

Little to No Hardware

Both V2V and V2I devices can be used with little or no additional hardware. They use smart devices and cellular networks or Commercial Mobile Radio Service for communication. The devices can communicate with other vehicles, law enforcement and the depot on established networks quickly and easily while traveling at highway speeds.

Investing in the Interstate of Things can help your commercial fleets increase safety and efficiency while improving your return on investment. As the FMCSA is turning more toward technology to improve safety, the Interstate of Things can also help commercial fleets maintain compliance with federal regulations.