European battery electric truck start up, Volta Trucks, has announced that it has linked up with Sibros, a pioneer of Over-the-Air (OTA) connected vehicle systems, to provide its connected software-based solutions for the Volta’s first full-electric 16-tonne trucks designed for city centre freight distribution.
Volta says the partnership will provide end-to-end software and data solutions that begin with the integration of the Sibros OTA Deep Logger to provide Volta Trucks with real time, relevant, vehicle and fleet data management positioning it at the centre of a new era for smart transportation.
The company added that the connected vehicle platform will allow customers access to driver alerts, charging infrastructure, over-the-air updates for navigation and content as well as service, insurance, and maintenance data.
It says that this will increase productivity and bring efficiency and profitability to its customers’ businesses and will provide Volta Trucks with full transparency and control over what data is collected and who it’s shared with, enabling customers to benefit from, and better understand, their data.
“We are thrilled to partner with Volta Trucks to accelerate the development of their connected platform for vehicles and fleets,” said Hemant Sikaria, CEO and Co-Founder of Sibros.
“They are bringing some of the most visually stunning and innovative electric vehicles to market with a world class team that combines new age thinking with classic OEM expertise. OTA software updates, data management and analysis are all crucial components in bringing customised, safe and sustainable vehicles to the world,” he said.
Volta Trucks says it will utilise data insights to increase vehicle efficiencies, bringing increased productivity and profitability to its customer’s businesses. Volta Trucks will also be able to use the connected platform to share data with its global partners looking to develop solutions based on those insights.
“This partnership is a natural step for Volta Trucks. We will now be able to perform remote diagnostics and data analysis for use towards our ambition of zero downtime and better operational efficiency for our partners and customers”, said Ian Collins, chief product officer of Volta Trucks.
“We are confident that working closely with Sibros will enable us to revolutionise last-mile logistics and allow us to easily expand and scale our business, while concentrating on our goal of being the safest large commercial vehicle manufacturer,” he concluded