Enabling smarter, cleaner transport and travel
Route Monkey is at the leading edge of mobility and e-mobility solutions. Our EVOS software is used worldwide to help fleets make the switch to electric vehicles - and get the best out of them. It is a powerful tool in building the business case for fleets to adopt greener vehicles.
There has been a generational shift in attitudes towards travel. Increasingly people are networked via smartphone technology and therefore accustomed to the flexibility of PAYG, on-demand services.
Our Intelligent Mobility solutions provide alternatives to car ownership that are competitive in terms of price, convenience and ease of use. As part of this transition, our complex algorithms are enabling on-demand bus services, car clubs and ride-sharing apps.
Route Monkey can be the bridge that not only connects digital industries to transport infrastructure, but optimises the process. In this way we can provide social, environmental and convenience benefits to any individual’s journey.
Smart phones are making it easier and more attractive to use disruptive mobility technologies such as ride-sharing and car clubs. The old model of vehicle ownership is shifting towards buying access to mobility solutions. Instead of seeing mobility as a product we own, we’ll see it as a service we order.
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions can transform existing transport networks into a comprehensive, point-to-point "mobility on demand" system.
Similar to the Software as a Service model, users will only pay for MaaS applications as and when they need them, thus ensuring maximum affordability and flexibility.
Route Monkey’s EVOS solution is an award-winning optimisation and scheduling algorithm specifically designed for electric vehicles (EVs) and other ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs).
The finite range and battery recharge rates of EVs often brings productivity challenges. EVOS can import a fleet’s historic and forecasted data and use it to calculate which existing routes and vehicles could be switched to EVs. Modelling in this way eliminates the need for prolonged and costly EV field trials.
Once the vehicles are deployed, our algorithms optimise their performance. We calculate the impact of a wide range of real-time factors such as payload, average speed, route topography, weather conditions, and driver style.
Contract Scope: All 800+ Iceland stores and circa 1,500 delivery vans
Key Metrics: 10% fuel saving and 30% increase in delivery fleet productivity
Iceland Foods contracted Route Monkey to provide a web-based route optimisation and scheduling tool to optimise its home delivery service, which includes same-day delivery and customer-specified, two-hour windows.
Each store uses Route Monkey via a web portal. Iceland’s headquarters in Deeside can also access all the data from every store, enabling its customer service team to provide accurate ETAs to shoppers. Route Monkey is also fully integrated with Trakm8 telematics, providing Iceland with additional fuel savings.
Route Monkey achieved a 30% increase in productivity for the delivery fleet. Combined with Trakm8 telematics, it also achieved a 10% reduction in fleet mileage for Iceland.
“Route Monkey has developed a very strong working partnership with us. They spent time in stores and with drivers to really understand the operations and have been proactive and responsive in adapting the software to our needs.”
Route Monkey delivers proven and measurable environmental savings for its clients. Over the course of 12 months, we helped our fleet customers achieve the following estimated* savings:
* Based on average 10% mileage saving across customer base
Fuel saved** (UK gallons)
** Based on average fuel consumption of 18mg across customer fleets
CO2 saved*** (tonnes)
*** Based on 12.2kg of CO2 emitted per gallon of fuel