Connected vehicles

WHEN THE TRUCK BECOMES A DIGITAL PLATFORM

With connectivity today extending to the entire rig, including tyres and fuel tanks, the truck 2.0 is one of the cornerstones of the digitalisation of transport, offering companies automated, shared and anticipatory methods to manage the activity and movements of people, fleet and goods.

Consequently, connected vehicles will be under the spotlight at SOLUTRANS 2017 (from 21 to 25 November 2017 at Lyon - Eurexpo).

CONNECTED TRUCKS: ALREADY IN EVIDENCE ON THE GROUND

While the autonomous truck (insofar as being driverless) will have to wait a few more years before it takes to the roads of Europe, the connected vehicle already exists in reality on the ground.

Heavy goods vehicle telematics have been an established component of transport management systems for many years, even if they are not yet fully widespread or adopted in full by all vehicles and firms. They have provided an initial connection between operations and the driver and truck via real-time fleet positioning and through the recording and reporting of driving profiles, fuel consumption and driving time.

Telematics has also connected the firm to the vehicle by allowing the transfer of data such as road maps, address details, task lists and recommendations to drivers, directly onto an on-board screen. On this mature telematics market, heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers have for many years remained in the shadows of on-board IT and software processing specialists. TRIMBLE TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS, for instance, will soon be fitting its on-board/mobile system XPS to nearly 7,000 vehicles from the main European subsidiaries of XPO Logistics, replacing RENAULT TRUCKS solutions. But everything is beginning to change…

Telematics, connected rigs, IoT, sensors, big data... everything you need to know about connected vehicles is in our file!

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Connected vehicles in the spotlight at SOLUTRANS 2017: