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Thursday, October 03 2019 - 21:27
The Volvo Group Passes the Milestone of One Million Connected Customer Assets for Increased Sustainability, Uptime and Safety
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, October 3, 2019 /PRNewswire--AsiaNet/

The Volvo Group has delivered more than one million connected customer assets, 
in terms of delivered trucks, buses, and construction equipment. The large 
amount of data collected is used to improve productivity by increasing vehicle 
and machine uptime, reducing emissions and noise, as well as improving traffic 
and site safety. 

"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," says Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of the Volvo Group. 
At today's handover ceremony of four excavators to the Danish customer GSV 
Materieludlejning, the critical number of 1 million connected customer assets 
was exceeded.

"This is a significant moment for the Volvo Group and we are happy to deliver 
machines that are not only robust and up for the job, but also come with 
connected solutions to make the customer's everyday work easier," said Jens 
Ejsing, Managing Director of Volvo Construction Equipment Denmark as he handed 
over the keys to Dan O. Vorsholt, CEO of GSV Materieludlejning.
As more and more people move into cities, the needs for better infrastructure 
as well as transportation of both people and goods are growing. 

"The Volvo Group is a pioneer in connected vehicles and we use the knowledge 
and insights we get from connectivity in strategic alliances with customers and 
other partners to speed up the innovation cycle," says Lars Stenqvist, Chief 
Technology Officer at the Volvo Group. 

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. 

Finally, for Swedish customer NCC, a weight control solution has been 
developed, allowing the construction equipment operator and the truck driver to 
monitor the load capacity in real time. The result is a transport solution with 
higher productivity and lower environmental impact.

"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", says Anna 
Westerberg, Senior Vice President at Volvo Group Connected Solutions.
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The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, 
buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial 
applications, financing and services that increase our customers' uptime and 
productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the 
future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. The 
Volvo Group is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, employs 105,000 people and 
serves customers in more than 190 markets. In 2018, net sales amounted to about 
SEK 391 billion (EUR 38.1 billion). Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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