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 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.
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.