How can truck makers control the connected truck experience?

Automotive World explores the opportunities and challenges facing truck makers and third-party telematics service providers (TSPs) as they compete for control of the connected truck experience

Special report: How can truck makers control the connected truck experience?

Automotive World’s special report on the evolution of the connected truck considers the opportunities and challenges for truck maker connected vehicle offerings in the face of strong competition from third-party telematics service providers (TSPs).

Connected truck solutions have developed beyond traditional telematics (eg navigation and route optimization), and encompass innovations such as remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance, and emerging solutions such as platooning and autonomous driving.

The largest operating cost item for a fleet is the driver, followed by fuel, equipment and maintenance, but according to Roland Berger, almost all operating cost elements can be optimised by connectivity-enabled solutions. Across a large fleet, even small connectivity-enabled gains can unlock considerable savings.

The connected truck space is dominated by many competing hardware and software solutions. Almost all truck makers offer proprietary factory-fitted telematics and connectivity solutions, although they face competition from systems developed by TSPs. This report explores the opportunities and challenges facing truck makers and TSPs as they seek to control the connected truck experience.

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‘Special report: How can truck makers control the connected truck experience? opens with an article commissioned exclusively for Automotive World by Dr. Walter Rentzsch and Dr. Wilfried Aulbur of Roland Berger, and presents insight from a range of leading truck industry stakeholders, including:

  • Continental
  • Fleet Complete
  • MiX Telematics
  • Nikola Motor Company
  • UPS
  • Volvo Trucks
  • XPO Logistics

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