Future owners and operators of MAN Truck & Bus products will benefit from a new partnership between the German truck and bus brand and tech/software company Solera.
Its been announced that the vehicle manufacturer and the tech company are teaming up in a deal that will see Solera’s DGF (Digital Garage Fleet) fitted to new MAN vehicles.
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Solera tell us the platform has been developed to connect drivers, vehicles and service providers and will transform and further digitize MANs operations.
And they say it will be MAN customers who will benefit the most.
In announcing the deal, Solera and MAN say the DGF will be able to identify 250 touchpoints across the lifecycle of a truck and driver, enables the integration and optimization of data, and matches the identity of the truck with the driver.
While drivers will be able to use the DGF technology to track their performance, conduct daily vehicle health checks and in the future, manage and protect their identity and privacy.
“We are privileged to work with MAN Truck & Bus team to deliver on their vision of a digitally enhanced and streamlined customer journey,” says Tony Aquila, the founder, Chairman and CEO of Solera.
“Partnering with MAN is an exciting opportunity for us to further expand our global offering to help small to large fleets reduce waste and improve connectivity of their ecosystems.”
While Christian Kaiser, CDO of MAN Truck & Bus, says the partnership is another step on the road to digitization.
“It is in line with our strategy, which involves completely rethinking the world of transportation and logistics with strong partners by our side.
“We are gradually branching out from being a commercial vehicles manufacturer with a focus on hardware to become a provider of intelligent and sustainable transportation solutions.
“Further digitization of the after-sales business has a key part to play in this transformation.”
We will keep you updated as further details come to hand, in particular around Australian availability and functionality.
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