Volvo Claims 1M Connected Car Milestone

Volvo is claiming to have delivered more than 1M connected vehicles including trucks, buses, and construction equipment.

It says customers are reporting data collected through the technology has improved productivity and vehicle uptime, reducing emissions and noise, as well as improving traffic and site safety. The millionth vehicle was one of four excavators delivered to Danish customer GSV Materieludlejning.

Volvo says it uses data from connected vehicles and construction equipment to develop solutions that provide real value to the customer as well as to the society at large. It points to the example of connected buses using Zone Management to let the vehicle use downloaded data to comply with local traffic restrictions such as emission zones, noise zones and areas with speed limits.

Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO of the Volvo, said: “The connected solutions bring increased vehicle and construction equipment uptime for our customers, better safety for drivers, operators and other road users – and of course – less emissions of carbon dioxide. The first million connected assets is only the start, we are committed to remain a leader in this field.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *