2016: New Scania smartwatch apps focus on drivers’ health and safety

2016: New Scania smartwatch apps focus on drivers’ health and safety

Apple Watch Scania Edition adds apps for tracking wearer’s health and fitness data to existing truck and fleet management functions. The apps for health and fitness tracking are for the individual driver and provide features specifically designed for jobs where long periods of sitting are combined with short bursts of heavy physical labour, like loading/unloading a truck. A fall detection app means the watch can sense sudden extreme impacts, such as if an accident happens during the loading and unloading of cargo, a job that a truck driver often has to do alone and late at night. When a possible fall has been detected, the smartwatch can assist in contacting the wearer’s designated emergency contact. To mark the launch of the Apple Watch Scania Edition Scania also created a unique optional accessory, the Scania 140 V8 watch bracelet. The watch bracelet is made from a melted down, re-forged vintage engine block from the renowned LB 140 V8 engine.