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‘Special Report: The evolution of the connected truck’ published by Automotive World

A new Automotive World report looks at the latest developments in connected truck technology and the implications for players across the automotive spectrum

A new Automotive World report looks at how connectivity is shaping the development of the trucking industry, from the movement of freight to the business model for vehicle manufacturers.

On one hand, connected technology is dramatically improving vehicle utilisation and uptime for fleets. On another, it is shifting the focus of truck manufacturers from a business centred on product to one centred on service.

‘Special Report: The evolution of the connected truck’ ( is available to download now from the research section of, and features exclusive insight from leading stakeholders in autonomous vehicle positioning technology.

In this report:

  • Executive summary
  • Connectivity puts fresh spin on fundamental perceptions of the truck
  • Digital services no longer a choice, but a no brainer, says MAN
  • Digital trucks will create a more profitable future in Asia
  • Truck-makers begin their journey into the world of digital services
  • Truck telematics success requires a unique selling point
  • Collective effort required to push connected truck tech
  • Smart trucks shift connectivity providers to service providers
  • Data is changing the truck-maker business model
  • Connectivity benefits hinge on driver consent

 ‘Special Report: The evolution of the connected truck’ provides insight from a range of automotive industry stakeholders, including:

  • Accenture
  • AT&T
  • Fleet Complete
  • MAN
  • Roland Berger
  • Tata
  • UD Trucks
  • Wabco
  • XPO Logistics
  • ZF

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