Efficient control of fleets – Continental to showcase VDO telematics solutions in Munich
transport logistic 2017
- Comprehensive portfolio for a wide range of company-specific requirements
- VDO with its own booth at the exhibition for the first time
- Support for vehicle, driver, logistics and trailer management – and compliance with legal obligations
Villingen-Schwenningen/Munich, April 2017. Continental, the international technology group, will present the fleet management solutions of its corporate brand VDO at the transport logistic exhibition in Munich (Hall B2, Booth 618) – and for the first time, VDO will have its own booth there. Among other innovations, Continental will showcase VDO TIS-Web Motion, a package with the most important telematics solutions to facilitate entry into fleet management for trucking companies with small and medium-sized fleets. The new VDO TrailerLinc, a tracking and tracing solution, will also be on show. TrailerLinc enables trucks and trailers to be clearly imaged in the same system, in combination with the premium fleet management solution VDO FleetVisor, which will also be demonstrated at the VDO booth.
“Thanks to our years of experience in the tachograph business and in dealing with the requirements of trucking companies, we not only know the ins and outs of fleet operators’ legal obligations, we can also develop tailor-made solutions to optimize all the processes in companies both large and small,” says Dr. Lutz Scholten, Head of Tachographs, Telematics and Services at Continental. “We are very much aware that optimal planning is a decisive factor in the profitability of transport companies, now more than ever. At the transport logistic exhibition, we will show how we can provide an overview of the movement profiles of industrial goods by means of tracking and tracing and how we support our customers all the way with guided navigation, which is the best method of coordinating loading and unloading sites.”
VDO TIS-Web Motion enables easy entry into telematics
Whether it’s compliance with legal requirements, or vehicle, driver, logistics and trailer management: Thanks to Continental products, trucking companies can now manage all their fleet management tasks flexibly and economically. Continental will also unveil its simple and inexpensive entry-level solution for fleet management for the first time at the transport logistic exhibition – VDO TIS-Web Motion. Trucking companies can also add the most important telematics functions easily with TIS-Web, the online data management system. It not only handles the storage of vehicle and driver data, it also boasts many other options in the field of tracking and tracing, including tire monitoring. VDO TIS-Web Motion also transmits routes, positions and other vehicle data to the dispatch department.
VDO FleetVisor provides fleet managers with a total overview
VDO FleetVisor is Continental’s premium solution for efficient fleet management. The unit’s extensive evaluation features include route and driver planning, vehicle deployment, remote download, truck navigation and an overview of upcoming maintenance. Trucking companies can also assist their drivers with a seven-inch tablet that automatically displays the best route and enables direct communication between the driver and the dispatch department via text messages. The display actually takes the role of a driving coach, because it gives the driver constant feedback about his driving style and current fuel consumption and enables fleet managers to view the individual consumption and reduce it in the medium term. Drivers can also show their driving and rest times on the display.
VDO TrailerLinc shows you all your trailers at a glance
With the VDO TrailerLinc trailer service – a component of VDO FleetVisor – trucking companies and fleet operators can see at a glance exactly where their trailers are. The TrailerLinc hardware is easily installed on the trailer by qualified personnel, after which it regularly transmits the GPS data to the fleet management software, so fleet managers always know where a trailer or swap trailer is and to which vehicle the trailer is attached. Both truck and trailer can be viewed in the same system. Trucking companies can then adapt a tour almost in real time, because thanks to TrailerLinc, trailer location report errors are now a thing of the past. The TrailerLinc unit is always active, sending its position to the dispatch department at pre-defined times.