Connectivity is a cornerstone in the development of tomorrow’s public transport. Punctuality, uptime and passenger satisfaction will all benefit from accurate real-time operational data. Add to that smoother maintenance procedures and improved cost control.
Volvo’s connected services bring a new level of control to your business and they’re all tailor-made for bus and coach operations. Capable and accurate. Easy to use and customise to meet growing demands, giving substantial business benefits:
At Volvo there are already more than one million assets online, taking advantage of the connected services offered. By using real-life data from vehicles in operation we continuously refine and develop these services to help improve productivity and safety in our customers’ operations.
Connectivity – having the vehicle on-line and sharing its data – brings a lot of insight. The big advantage comes with structured analysis of different parameters. Is wear and tear related to certain routes? What about driving style and energy efficiency? From Volvo you can get the full view.
The driver is the key to efficiency and uptime. Trained drivers will handle the vehicle more gently and will have more satisfied passengers. By following up driving parameters, it is easy to identify potential for improvement. And with our I-Coaching service, drivers get instant feedback on driving style – continuous on-the-job training.
Combining service contracts with continuous online follow-up of technical data opens up for individual, automatic and predictive service planning. This maximises the number of service hours of each vehicle, simplifies traffic planning and reduces the risk of unplanned downtime.
At Volvo we keep developing functionality for improved productivity and safety. Already today we offer several value-adding services based on real-time online data.
We have only scratched the surface regarding the opportunities that will arise from future connectivity solutions. Volvo puts considerable effort into research and innovation for the benefit of efficiency, sustainability and people’s well-being.