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Google launches fleet-focused routing and analytics package

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Google has launched a new package aimed at helping fleet operators to improve delivery success and optimise performance.

Last Mile Fleet Solution and Cloud Fleet Routing API will combine functions from the Google Maps platform and Google Cloud To offer an integrated suite of mapping, routing and analytics capabilities.

Hans Thalbauer, managing director, global supply chain and logistics industry at Google Cloud, said: “The pandemic further accelerated both e-commerce and the number of deliveries, which were already growing rapidly.

“The increased strain on delivery networks, plus many other factors like driver shortages, poor address data, factory closures, and an increase in fuel prices have impacted delivery time and success.

“With Google Maps Platform’s Last Mile Fleet Solution and Cloud Fleet Routing API, we’re making it easier for delivery fleet operators to address these issues and create seamless experiences for consumers, drivers, and fleet managers.”

The combined package offers:

  • Address capture to help obtain an accurate address and location for each pick-up and delivery/
  • Route optimisation to help ensure drivers are provided with routes that optimise around the fleet’s constraints and adapt based on real-time traffic.
  • Driver routing and navigation
  • Shipment tracking
  • Fleet performance to enable visibility into real-time route progress and shipment insights for operations teams.

Last Mile Fleet Solution is available now, while Cloud Fleet Routing API will become available in Q2.

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