Video: Renault Trucks on standard fitment of telematics and autonomous driving

Video: Renault Trucks on standard fitment of telematics and autonomous driving

In this video from Telematics Munich 2013, Pierre Sirolli, business development director for aftersales, Renault Trucks, speaks with TU's Jan Stojaspal about standard fitment of fleet telematics, portable devices and the future of autonomous driving.

According to Sirolli, Renault started providing telematics as a standard fit in 2011, and it continues to widen their availability across its entire range of commercial vehicles.

While he prefers factory-fitted telematics solutions for their robustness and depth of insight into the vehicle, he also sees room for portable devices when it comes to addressing the broad mass market and keeping up with the fast pace of change in consumer electronics. “It’s not black and white,” he says.

On the autonomous driving front, Sirolli discusses bringing more and more automation to the driving task and integrating active safety features such as lane assist and automatic braking.

Jan Stojaspal is the executive editor of Telematics Update.

For all the latest telematics trends, check out Telematics for Fleet Management Europe 2014 on March 12-13 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Content and Apps for Automotive Europe 2014 on April 8-9 in Munich, Germany, Insurance Telematics Europe 2014 on May 6-7 in London, Telematics India and South Asia 2014 on May 28-29 in Bangalore, India, Insurance Telematics Canada 2014 on May 28-29 in Toronto, Telematics Detroit 2014 on June 4-5 in Novi, Michigan, Advanced Automotive Safety USA 2014 on July 8-9 in Novi, Michigan, and Telematics Munich 2014 on Nov. 10-11 in Munich, Germany.

For exclusive telematics business analysis and insight, check out TU’s reports: Telematics Connectivity Strategies Report 2013The Automotive HMI Report 2013Insurance Telematics Report 2013 and Fleet & Asset Management Report 2012

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