Volta Trucks taps into new navigation service
- 4 January 2022
- Posted by: Alan Feldberg
- Category: News
Volta Trucks has confirmed that the Volta Zero will feature integrated navigation services from HERE Technologies, enabling it to take advantage of the navigation-as-a-service model.
It will use EV Range Assistant, a feature from HERE tailored for inner-city deliveries, which includes range prediction for trucks on route and allows for route planning including multiple delivery stops. Search, routing, real-time traffic, and turn-by-turn voice guidance will be available both on- and off-line.
The benefits include lowering costs, improving scalability, and allows Volta Trucks to deliver a unique In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system that can be remotely configured and monitored by customers, making it possible to consistently update and upgrade the driver experience. Secure data transfer between the truck and cloud enhances driver safety and privacy, while also accessing the latest map data via streaming.
Ian Collins, chief product officer of Volta Trucks, said: “I’m delighted to confirm HERE as the provider of our navigation system for the Volta Zero, including the integration of what3words. HERE Technologies is another world-class partner for Volta Trucks, delivering the full features of embedded navigation but with the user experience of a mobile navigation application. With HERE Navigation, we can provide innovative and differentiated experiences to our drivers while simplifying our supply chain – a key benefit supporting our accelerated route to market.”
Gino Ferru, general manager EMEAR and senior vice president at HERE Technologies, said: “We are pleased to be putting the long experience gained working with leading OEMs to good use by helping Volta Trucks offer the best navigation experience to its truck drivers. Navigating 16-ton trucks within city centres is a challenge in itself – with our truck attributes and our EV range calculator, Volta Zero drivers can focus on what matters the most – the road ahead.”