IAA Voices: Interview Ericsson
Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world.
Speaker: Johannes Schygge, Head of Automotive Marketing, Ericsson
What does Ericsson stand for and what should every IAA visitor know about the company?
Ericsson is the leading provider of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). For almost 150 years, Ericsson’s technology and services have performed critical functions in society – enabling connections and transforming nearly every sector. For the transport and logistics industry, Ericsson is a technology partner to enterprises, connectivity providers and hyperscalers alike: simplifying connectivity and connected services in the digitalization era. As a global leader in IoT connectivity management, Ericsson is trusted by more than 9,000 enterprises to manage over 90 million connections globally. Learn more here.
What is the company's most important project for 2022/23?
The Truck Transport industry is transforming, driven by new demand, growing supply chain complexity and new technologies. And truck companies are dealing with rising fuel costs, increasing regulations and environmental concerns.
Ericsson teamed up with Arthur D. Little, Orange Belgium and ZF/Transics to study how cellular IoT can address these challenges, powering telematics solutions for fleet and asset information management. Our study shows that a mid-sized European trucking company could save up to $1 million dollars annually by implementing cellular IoT for truck & trailer monitoring and driver assistance, and hence reduce unplanned repairs, vehicle downtime and fuel cost.
The newly designed IAA TRANSPORTATION is a platform and meeting place for transport and logistics companies from all over the world. What makes the trade fair so appealing to you?
To keep delivering the worlds best IoT platform, we need to maintain constant communication with the enterprise segments in the midst of their digital transformation. The trade fair IAA Transportation is a great place to do just that, for the transportation and logistics enterprise segment, and we are very much looking forward to a great time in Hannover!
What can IAA visitors particularly look forward to at your stand?
The majority of commercial vehicles (68%) are part of fleets with a size of +500 vehicles in total, indicating a vast need for smart fleet management applications enabled by IoT. For these fleets, IoT connectivity will shift from being a nice-to-have to a must-have feature. This is evident by the fact that in 2021, only ~ 24% of fleet vehicles were connected, while this share is expected to reach 93% by 2035.
In our lounge in Hall 18 we will dive into Ericsson IoT Accelerator and how it enables enterprises to easily deploy, manage and scale their global IoT business from a single IoT platform. Delivered as a service through our global partner network, Ericsson’s one core network provides complete visibility and control of all IoT devices throughout their entire lifecycle, no matter where in the world they are located.
The coming years are all about transformation. Where will the transport and logistics industry be in 2030 - and what milestones do you want to have achieved by then?
Cellular IoT is driving the digital transformation of the transport & logistics sector, and is at the heart of enabling new services as well as cost reductions. In 2030, 80% of all fleets will be connected in and therefore enabled by cellular technology and a range of IoT-enabled opportunities such as; decreased downtimes & human errors, improved operational efficiency, and improved asset & equipment management. We will also see a much larger vehicle fleet of electric and self-driving vehicles, requiring ever-more sophisticated connectivity.