A global competition to recognise and showcase the most innovative fleet and ‘internet of things’ (IoT) projects has been launched.

Fleet management platform Wialon said its competition was aimed at companies implementing projects using telematics and IoT technologies.

Service providers of any scale, country or industry who have implemented projects for clients in fleet management using telematics and IoT technologies from the beginning of 2023 to 30 April 2024 are invited to submit their projects.

Wialon said entries are free and can be submitted online until 2 August 2024.

The panel of judges include IoT and telematics industry experts and they will evaluate entries on criteria such as scalability, innovation, effectiveness and practicability.

Up to 40 finalists will be announced on 19 September 2024, with winners revealed at an awards ceremony hosted on 13 October in Dubai.

Wialon said prizes include publicity and promotion within the IoT and telematics sectors as well as $1,000 for marketing campaigns for each of the winners.

Additionally, the four top winners will receive an invitation to exhibit at the Wialon IoT zone, or up to $2,000 travel expenses, in any qualifying Wialon industry event worldwide.

This is the fourth time Wialon has run the competition, with previous winners in a diverse range of areas and industries including cold-chain transportation, AI-based video telematics, as well as fuel consumption and fleet management applications in construction, farming and endangered species monitoring.

Andrei Liatsetski, head of project implementation at Wialon, said: “B2B tech companies often fly under the radar in terms of public awareness, so recognition by peers is incredibly valuable, especially in a specialised industry such as IoT and telematics.



“This year’s IoT project of the year competition aims to bring again into the spotlight the best minds and the most effective projects in our industry, and we place a strong emphasis on diversity.

“We understand that great results and innovative solutions can be achieved just as well in projects for a small construction company with 50 vehicles, for example, or a big taxi fleet with 1,000 cars.”