Scania connects 250,000 vehicles

Scania have reached the milestone of a quarter million connected vehicles, amounting to two thirds of their 5-year rolling fleet.

With the aim to lead the shift towards sustainable transport systems, Scania has outlined a strategy that focuses on greater energy efficiency, smarter and safer transport and the increased utilisation of alternative renewable fuels.

‘The world of heavy transport stands on the brink of a fundamental shift towards sustainable transport. Digitalisation and connectivity will play a pivotal role in enabling this shift,’ said Henrik Henriksson, president and CEO of Scania.

Today more than 50,000 Scania customers globally benefit from in-depth data on fleet performance for their 250,000 vehicles.

Scania is now further developing its efficiency-enhancing services through Scania One, which provides a comprehensive gateway to all presently available and coming services in the device of choice, mobile or stationary.

The automotive company are also collaborating with communications technology company Ericson on autonomous technology, including wireless communication between heavy vehicles. With reliable inter-communications between trucks and buses, distances between vehicles can be safely reduced, reducing drag and lowering fuel consumption. Connectivity also enables real-time updates on weather conditions, obstacles on the road, and other hazards that might pose a safety risks.

Scania has recently been awarded a project to design the world’s first full-scale autonomous truck platooning operations in Singapore.