Mobile innovations

Mobile Innovations

GPS navigation pioneer Sygic has signed a three-year global agreement with The Algorithm People to promote My Transport Planner, the pay-as-you-go route optimisation platform.

Integrating Sygic’s technology with My Transport Planner will create a true end-to-end solution on a driver’s mobile device – from daily vehicle checks through to electronic proof of delivery. It will also life easier for electric van operators.

Sygic is working to integrate its navigation and associated mobile apps with the Pro version of My Transport Planner. The aim is to create a comprehensive, all-in-one solution on a mobile device. This will include daily vehicle checks, optimised routes with turn-by-turn navigation, communication of ETAs to customers, and electronic proof of delivery (ePOD). Uniquely, it also includes what is believed to be the very first ‘on-device’ optimisation. This innovation will enable users to optimise routes in real-time on their mobile devices, then navigate to their destination while avoiding roads unsuitable for the vehicle, for example those spanned by low bridges.

Why Sygic?

Founded in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2004, Sygic is a Deloitte Fast 50 Company and features on Deloitte’s Fast 500 EMEA list. Sygic developed the world’s first satnav solution for Apple and the second for Android devices. It has more than 200 million users worldwide. The partnership will therefore make My Transport Planner available outside of the UK for the first time.

The new deal enhances an existing agreement between Sygic and The Algorithm People. The companies announced in January 2020 that they were working to integrate Sygic’s Truck Navigation platform into My Transport Planner.

Electric vehicles

Integrating the technologies also provides operational benefits for the growing number of companies using electric vans, as well as those planning to invest in battery-powered trucks.

My Transport Planner can optimise EVs as part of a wider fleet, by factoring in restrictions such as vehicle range. Sygic’s mapping of electric vehicle charging points means that an EV’s schedule can easily include a top-up charge during a shift.

Sygic created the world’s first navigation app to integrate both charging station locations and mobile payments. Charging points database, charging stalls availability, navigation, and integrated service payments are all available in one single app. It provides information about pricing, what types of connectors are available at a given location, how powerful they are, and their availability. The app includes over 150,000 charging points in Europe.

Miroslav Remecky, VP of Sygic’s Enterprise Business Unit, said: “My Transport Planner has the potential to truly disrupt the route optimisation market – and because it also encompasses electric vehicles; it will contribute to accelerating overall commercial fleet electrification and the decarbonisation of road transport.”

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