Connectivity yields insights

Connectivity yields insights

Connectivity provides crucial insight into how vehicles are used – in real time. It provides a wealth of knowledge that amplifies Scania’s capacity to deliver safe, efficient transport.

Scania began to systematically leverage data on vehicle performance early in the decade. This proved to be a great advantage in developing Ecolution by Scania. This solution is highly dependent on information that enables continuous improvement of driver performance. Vehicle data is used in coaching sessions and to customise a maintenance program.

In January 2016 over 175,000 Scania vehicles on the roads were fully connected, up from around 8,000 in 2011, which means that one-sixth of the 10-year rolling fleet of Scania vehicles are now connected. This provides valuable insights into operating conditions as well as the necessary intelligence to support R&D work among other things. By 2020, the aim is that the majority of Scania vehicles in operation will be connected.

While still evolving, connectivity shows potential today to enhance road safety. In the near future, buses and trucks will be able to communicate with other vehicles as well as road infrastructure such as signs and traffic lights.

AVAILABLE TODAY

Smart features

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Active Cruise Control, Scania Active Prediction
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking

FUTURE APPLICATIONS

Autonomous (self-driving) vehicles

  • Suited for vehicles operating in mines and other challenging working environments.
  • Sensors take in the surrounding environment with no need for continual adjustment.

New services

  • Follow-up of drivers and vehicles.
  • Condition-based maintenance: service intervals based on actual need.
  • Preventive maintenance: The vehicle sends a warning when a certain component is about to fail. Planned replacement minimises repair-related downtime and eliminates unplanned stops.
  • Platooning: Heavy vehicles use inter-vehicle communication to form fuel-efficient, aerodynamic formations on motorways.

Big Data

  • Provides an overview of transport activity and transport flows.
  • Optimises flows.
  • Eliminates waiting times and other waste.
  • Data on mileage and filling rates provides a view of the business climate, an indicator for short-term changes in demand.