English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Thursday, 18 April 2019, 15:52 HKT/SGT
Share:
    

Source: NTT DOCOMO
DOCOMO, DOCOMO USA and ITOCHU Logistics to trial IoT Fleet Management solution in US
- Uses simple LTE-M devices to visualize operational status of outsourced trucks -

Tokyo and Los Angeles, Apr 18, 2019 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, Inc, NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc, ITOCHU Logistics Corp and ITOCHU Logistics (USA) Corp announced that they would trial an IoT solution that uses easily deployed devices compatible with low-power, wide-area LTE-M technology to enable delivery businesses to visualize the status of outsourced trucks in their fleets. The trial will begin in the United States on May 1, 2019.

The solution involves placing hand-held, battery- or solar-powered devices in trucks to collect data, such as truck locations and frequency of sudden braking, which will be sent through an LTE network to a dedicated website. The solution can also provide temperature, humidity, brightness, etc. data depending on delivery needs, as well as notify customers via email when the trucks approach their destinations.

ITOCHU Logistics USA expects to save time using the solution compared to the conventional method of manually phoning drivers to confirm their locations and estimated delivery times. The solution, used in combination with ITOCHU Logistics' delivery-truck network and logistics system, will be tested for its effectiveness in supporting the management and safety of truck fleets at a time when the demand for truck deliveries is increasing.

While most delivery trucks are equipped with GPS devices, the location data typically is available to the owner but not to logistics/transport companies that retain the trucks on an outsourced basis. The solution's easily deployed LTE-M devices, however, will give logistics/transport companies dedicated access to location and other useful information about trucks operating temporarily in their fleets.

The trial is part of the Globiot(TM) global-IoT initiative that DOCOMO launched on July 2, 2018 to provide global connectivity, operational support and consulting to Japanese enterprises. Going forward, the solution is expected to be marketed widely throughout the United States, Japan and Asia.

About ITOCHU Logistics

ITOCHU Logistics Corp, the core logistics company of ITOCHU Group, provides all kinds of logistics solutions including ocean/air freight forwarding, warehousing, inland transportation and 3PL management. It has 18 affiliates and subsidiaries with 218 operation points and about 5,000 employees globally. www.itclogi.com

About NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO, Japan's leading mobile operator with over 77 million subscriptions, is one of the world's foremost contributors to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile network technologies. Beyond core communications services, DOCOMO is challenging new frontiers in collaboration with a growing number of entities ("+d" partners), creating exciting and convenient value-added services that change the way people live and work. Under a medium-term plan toward 2020 and beyond, DOCOMO is pioneering a leading-edge 5G network to facilitate innovative services that will amaze and inspire customers beyond their expectations. DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (9437). https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/.

Contact:
International PR
Public Relations Department
Tel: +81-3-5156-1366    
Fax: +81-3-5501-3408


Source: NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO (TSE: 9437)

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Telecoms, Transportation/Logistics, Mobility/Wireless, IoT, Transport
http://www.acnnewswire.com
From the Asia Corporate News Network


Copyright © 2019 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.

 
NTT DOCOMO Links

http://www.nttdocomo.com

https://www.facebook.com/docomo.official/

https://twitter.com/docomo?lang=en

https://www.youtube.com/user/docomoOfficial

https://ph.linkedin.com/company/ntt-docomo-inc.

NTT DOCOMO Releated News
May 17, 2019 11:08 HKT/SGT
DOCOMO Develops Safe, Blade-free Drone Propelled with Ultrasonic Vibrations
Mar 29, 2019 18:25 HKT/SGT
NTT DOCOMO Agrees to Sell Stake in Hutchison Telephone
Mar 27, 2019 12:35 HKT/SGT
DOCOMO to Further Expand 5G Trials with Overseas Partners
Mar 27, 2019 12:15 HKT/SGT
Sony and DOCOMO to Test Driverless Concept Vehicle via 5G Trial Network in Guam
Mar 27, 2019 10:00 HKT/SGT
NEC、NTTドコモ・ALSOKが会津若松市で実施した5Gを活用した地域見守りの実証試験に貢献
More news >>
Copyright © 2019 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 800 291 0906 | Beijing: +86 400 879 3881 | Hong Kong: +852 8192 4922 | Singapore: +65 6653 1210 | Tokyo: +81 3 6859 8400