Digital saves energy

Digital saves energy

One topic is currently taking up more and more space in the public discussion: saving energy. Not only does the topic of sustainability and CO2 reduction play a role, but also an enormous price increase and scarcity of resources, which have been accelerated by the ongoing Ukraine crisis. 

For the entire German industry, but especially for the logistics sector, this is a huge challenge. Because the solution cannot, of course, be to simply discontinue automotive mobility and thus further jeopardize indispensable supply chains in the transport of goods. Rather, it's about achieving more efficient consumption levels. The best answer here is: IoT! The digital Internet of Things can save fuel - and cut emissions in parallel. Using state-of-the-art vehicle technology with professional sensors and tracking systems, with the help of smart applications that analyze driving styles and repeatedly make suggestions for optimization. The digital networking of physical objects offers many opportunities for consumption-efficient logistics.


5 points on how smart IoT solutions save fuel.

Concrete examples from daily practice: here come five points that show how digital solution approaches help intelligently - in optimizing automotive mobility and thus also in reducing consumption values.



  • Tracking & tracing: Via GPS, fleet operators receive reliable tracking information from their containers and trucks on their current position and expected time of arrival.

  • Route optimization: The existing tracking data is combined with additional data: Traffic situation, transit times, new incoming orders - this is perfect route optimization in real time to avoid standing time in traffic jams and unnecessary detours.

  • Proactive congestion prevention: A smart infrastructure for ports, marshalling yards and vehicles makes it possible: it arranges the availability of loading equipment, schedules pickup appointments, routes vehicles and thus accelerates transit times. This efficiently avoids traffic jams and other bottlenecks.

  • Predictive maintenance: Sensors monitor neuralgic components in trucks and other vehicles. The data collected enables parts to be replaced and maintenance, tires, etc. to be carried out when necessary. Unnecessary inspections and the associated downtime and driven distances? No more!

  • Modern assistance systems: Control of driving behavior taking into account the transported cargo, no abrupt braking, optimal gear changes, analysis of route profiles, adjustment of speed: modern assistance systems not only reduce stress, but also wear and tear and fuel consumption by promoting economical driving.


Conclusion: IoT as a smart solution for resource optimization

Digital saves fuel. Put another way: Digital fleet and vehicle fleet management based on modern IoT technologies ensures far greater efficiency in consumption values throughout the logistics industry. This not only saves costs in times of crisis, but also reduces CO2 emissions. 

veröffentlicht am : 2022-07-19 00:00