HARSH UK - Screenshot


Case Study

HARSH UK - Screenshot


HARSH is a global family-owned business that manufactures, supplies, installs and services precision hydraulic equipment and truck components for the haulage, waste and agricultural industries. They think that in an age when just about every mode of communication is becoming electronic, remote and impersonal, the ability to speak to people in clear voice, one-to-one, is more important than ever.

How we made a difference

  • The Problem

    HARSH approached The Distance to help them design a new cutting-edge product to disrupt the trucking industry. Traditional remote control solutions were technically dumb and in-secure causing potential health and safety risks.

  • The Solution

    The Distance designed and manufactured a proof-of-concept IOT device which was capable of both reading from a range of sensors and controlling a set of relays/switches. This provided a unique opportunity once installed on a vehicle to provide a brain/CPU that could be managed from any Android device.

  • The Result

    Not only did the solution provide dynamic real-time vehicle data from a wide range of sensors, but it also tracked part usage in order to trigger service/maintenance alerts to prevent part failure. By utilising bluetooth technology the app could be used from anywhere around the asset providing a safer and more secure interface for controlling its features.

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