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Overview

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Google Maps Platform Last Mile Fleet Solution is a development toolkit for building applications to power first and last mile delivery fleets. The solution includes a variety of APIs and SDKs that you integrate into your applications for mapping, routing, and places functionality. It also includes a backend service to help orchestrate delivery journeys across drivers, consumers, and fleet operations teams.

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Last Mile Fleet Solution offers the following capabilities:

  • Address Capture. The Address Capture capability is a Last Mile Fleet Solution toolkit that incorporates two primary APIs: Place Autocomplete API and Geocoding API. These APIs address a number of common problems with delivery addressing: undeliverable addresses, inaccurate address entry from consumers, and the need for adjustments to point-of-delivery locations.
  • Route Optimization. The Route Optimization capability in Last Mile Fleet Solution is a toolkit that incorporates Routes Preferred API, Directions API, and Distance Matrix API. It offers enterprise-level features that solve the problem of finding the optimal order for drivers to complete their tasks.
  • Driver Routing & Navigation. The Driver Routing and Navigation capability is a Last Mile Fleet Solution toolkit comprised of two SDKs: the Navigation SDK and the Driver SDK. It provides enterprise-level features that embed the Google Maps experience into your driver application.
  • Shipment Tracking. The Shipment Tracking capability includes a JavaScript library for web and mobile solutions. With it, you can provide consumers with day-of tracking of their delivery state for an improved user experience and increased delivery success rate.
  • Fleet Performance. The Fleet Performance capability includes a JavaScript library for web and mobile solutions. With it, you provide fleet operations and support teams with visibility into the state of your driver fleet, including real-time positions, ETAs, routes, and completed and upcoming tasks. It also provides insights into your fleet to better optimize performance.

Components

Last Mile Fleet Solution includes access to relevant Google Maps Platform products, as well as to the following components, which are specifically tailored to delivery use cases.

Product name Description
Driver SDK (Android, iOS) Communicates vehicle locations and task updates to Fleet Engine. Available for Android and iOS.
Fleet Engine Deliveries API Enables the creation of, and maintains the state of tasks to be completed by vehicles. Provides vehicle location and task updates, including to the JavaScript Journey Sharing Library.
JavaScript Journey Sharing Library Provides near real-time data on vehicle statuses, locations, and associated tasks, along with an easy way to visualize driver position on a map, to create Shipment Tracking and Fleet Tracking experiences.
Navigation SDK Provides routing guidance and turn-by-turn navigation to embed within a driver application. Available for Android and iOS.
Routes Preferred - ComputeRoutes API Performance-optimized and customizable version of Directions API.
Routes Preferred - ComputeRouteMatrix API Performance-optimized and customizable version of Distance Matrix API.

Fleet Engine is the Google backend service that enables orchestration across your drivers, consumers, and operations teams. You can integrate the Driver SDK, Navigation SDK, and JavaScript Journey Sharing Library into your applications to enrich relevant user experiences.