By The Nation
“The connected solutions bring increased vehicle and construction equipment uptime for our customers, better safety for drivers, operators and other road users – and of course – less emissions of carbon dioxide. The first million connected assets is only the start, we are committed to remain a leader in this field,” Martin Lundstedt, president and chief executive of the Volvo Group, told the press at Thursday’s handover ceremony of four excavators to the Danish customer GSV Materieludlejning, where the critical number of 1 million connected customer assets was exceeded.
As more and more people move into cities, the needs for better infrastructure as well as transportation of both people and goods are growing.
Volvo Group uses data from connected vehicles and construction equipment to develop solutions that provide real value to the customer as well as to the society at large.
For example, connected Volvo buses use Zone Management to let the vehicle itself use downloaded data to comply with local traffic restrictions such as emission zones, noise zones and areas with speed limits.
For owners of construction equipment, trucks and buses uptime is vital. Thanks to the collected data, wear on crucial parts can be predicted, services planned and spare parts ordered in advance – all reducing downtime for the owner, thus leading to increased productivity. For example, this is what Renault Trucks offers with its new ‘Excellence Predict’ offer.
The Volvo Connect system combines all digital and connected services for Volvo’s truck customers into one single interface, making the everyday trucking operations run smoothly.
In construction equipment, the fleet management system CareTrack allows customers and dealers to monitor productivity data.
“Connectivity is transforming the transportation industry. Insights from gathered data can be turned into value for our customers and society as a whole and make transportation more productive, more sustainable and safer”, added Anna Westerberg, senior vice president at Volvo Group Connected Solutions.