Local Motion Selects Podsystem to Manage Keyless Fleet Devices

By CIOReview | Tuesday, July 7, 2015

FREMONT, CA: PodsystemM2M, a mobile connectivity solution provider announces the selection of its Multi Network SIM cards by Local Motion, a transportation software and hardware company that builds networks of shareable vehicles for their keyless fleet management devices.

Local Motion now leverages Multi Network SIMs technology for assisting drivers to unlock vehicles using their badge or mobile device, which automatically connects to the strongest mobile signal available, wherever the device is located and thereafter swap network if signal is lost to ensure optimum connectivity.

These multi network SIMs provide reliable data connectivity for devices that are on the move, or in remote locations. Also, these are great option for both the mission critical stage (unlocking the vehicle) and the tracking stage (monitoring the vehicle location, status, and driver behavior).

It also provides an innovative keyless fleet management solution for effortless vehicle sharing with streamlined, real-time fleet control and web-based motor pool management technology

“We found that network signals could often be weak in our customers’ parking lots. This was a potential issue for our keyless entry system since the device requires a signal in order to unlock the vehicle. PodsystemM2M’s Multi Network SIMs solved this problem by ensuring that devices always have signal, no matter where they are located,” says Michael Javault, Head of Hardware, Local Motion.

Commenting on the benefits, Sam Colley, Podsystem CEO, says, “Applications with a mission critical element such as that provided by Local Motion benefit greatly from the multi network aspect of our SIMs, which automatically switch network if signal is lost.”

Another feature of the multi network SIM is the intuitive management platform (FreedoM-2-Manage), for easy monitoring of the entire SIM base from anywhere, at any time.

Javault adds, “We have been really impressed with the functionality provided via the Podsystem F2M platform- it’s really easy to use and makes it so simple to manage our SIM base.”