Special Feature 3: “Vehicle Assist” Contributes
to Overall Efficiency and Safety of Society,
and Environmental Protection

Related SDGs 3 Good health and well-being: Reduction of traffic accidents by issuing heads-ups, 7 Affordable and clean energy: Fuel efficiency Improvement by supporting safe driving and optimal routing, 8 Decent work and economic growth: Productivity improvement
by streamlining driving routes, 11 Sustainable cities and communities: Reduction of CO2 emissions by shortening required mileage and time through operational management, 17 Partnership for the goals: Partnerships (collaboration between companies)
Related SDGs
3 Good health and well-being
Reduction of traffic accidents by issuing heads-ups
7 Affordable and clean energy
Fuel efficiency Improvement by supporting safe driving and optimal routing
8 Decent work and economic growth
Productivity improvement by streamlining driving routes
11 Sustainable cities and communities
Reduction of CO2 emissions by shortening required mileage and time through operational management
17 Partnership for the goals
Partnerships (collaboration between companies)

Pioneer applied its technologies and know-how of car electronics business to the development of “Vehicle Assist” for companies. “Vehicle Assist” is a solution that seeks to support the logistics and transportation industry, which is facing a variety of issues such as the need to reduce CO2 emissions and traffic accidents, and address labor shortages. Since its launch in 2015, “Vehicle Assist” has been adopted not only by the logistics and transportation industry, but also by multiple business sites that use vehicles, and it is currently helping to solve corporate issues.

Helping Solve Various Vehicle
Operation-Related Issues

“Vehicle Assist” is a cloud-based operation management service that provides firm support for companies seeking to solve various problems relating to vehicle operations, such as improving operational efficiency and conserving labor in operational management, as well as reducing accidents.

Issues to solve

Reduction of accidentsBoost of operational efficiencyLabor conservation in operational management

“Vehicle Assist”, a cloud-based operation management service
for fleet vehicles

“Vehicle Assist” uses car navigation, event data recorders, smartphones, and other devices as terminals, and uses communication lines to connect to cloud-based servers. The server uses driving data transmitted from the terminals, such as vehicle location and driving speed, to provide advance operational management and support, which might include dynamic management of vehicles or notification and analysis of dangerous driving. Customers can use the system anytime, anywhere as long as they have a computer or a tablet that can connect to the internet.

Corporate Website: Pioneer’s Professional Car Solutions Webpage (Japanese text only)

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Case 1
Reduction of accidentsLabor conservation in operational management

Helping Solve Issues: Case Study 1

Business Profile Business support for used car dealers

Reason for Implementation Improving sales efficiency and driving safety awareness

We introduced “Vehicle Assist” here with the aim of visualizing and improving the efficiency of a business that uses sales vehicles and raising awareness of safe driving. The system had generated effective results within as little as three months, with required business hours being reduced by 10%, business opportunities increasing by 16.7%, and contract acquisitions rising by 13.9%. “Vehicle Assist” enables operators to accurately grasp the time required for sales staff to conduct external operations. The automatic generation of daily reports that used to be written by hand has also helped generate considerable efficiency improvements.
Employees commented on their improved awareness of safe driving behavior, saying they had become much more conscious of safe driving because “Vehicle Assist” issues voice alerts when it detects any dangerous driving. As a result, actual examples of dangerous driving, such as sudden acceleration, deceleration, or turning of the wheel, halved in the three months.

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Case 2
Reduction of accidentsBoost of operational efficiency

Helping Solve Issues: Case Study 2

Business Profile General freight car transportation business

Reason for Implementation Preventing traffic accidents, achieving more efficient vehicle operations

In the past, the only way to contact the driver of a truck that had left the depot was by telephone. Knowing what a vehicle was doing at any one moment and adjusting its tasks without understanding the full situation has always been a difficult, longstanding issue. The key advantage of “Vehicle Assist” is that it enables operators to see the respective locations of dozens of vehicles in real time from the office. This not only improves operational efficiency by ensuring accurate vehicle dispatch, but it also increases service reliability by facilitating a swifter response to requests and a swifter emergency response.

In addition, thanks to the consistent vocal notifications by the “Vehicle Assist” of any dangerous driving, those incidents decreased to near zero within the six months and drivers had hardly any accidents. As a result, the company was able to reduce its insurance premiums.

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