Waste and recycling services are usually performed with static schedules regardless of actual needs. In addition, operations and planning software, including in-vehicle computer systems in waste collection trucks, tend to be costly, outdated, and difficult to use.
Enevo wanted to change this by providing customers with intuitive devices and software, while also making it easy for its programmers to develop these tools. Often, the user experience for enterprise devices and software is poorly designed compared to that of consumer products – Enevo wanted to create a solution that challenged that tendency.
Enevo developed wireless smart sensors and placed them in trash and recycling bins to measure the level of their contents. The cloud-based application uses this sensor data to calculate trends and predict when containers will be full. With these insights customers can right-size their operations and plan demand-driven routes for drivers. The application also tracks GPS traces from collection vehicles to show drivers’ progress in real time.
The company chose to develop this modern, sustainable system using Google Maps APIs because of its intuitive set-up and the customizable options they provide to developers.