A tight schedule, high mileage, and constantly increasing traffic – every day, truck drivers and their vehicles have their work cut out for them. To help them master their task, drivers and trucking companies can count on support from Bosch.
“The Common Telematics Platform is the foundation for new digital services for commercial vehicles that allow trucking companies to do a better job of planning their transports, making more efficient use of their fleets and getting goods to their destinations more safely,” says Dr Dirk Hoheisel, member of the Robert Bosch GmbH board of management.
The Common Telematics Platform was developed in association with Daimler Trucks and Fleetboard, and is used worldwide in the manufacturer’s heavy commercial vehicles as well as in its Truck Data Centre, where it acts as the foundation for new digital services such as Mercedes-Benz Uptime.
The platform checks the technical status of trucks in real time and sends the information, allowing fleet managers to detect breakdowns before they happen, avoid unplanned repairs, and further optimise scheduled repair shop visits. This increases the reliability of transports and reduces costly truck downtime.
In the future, Bosch’s Common Telematics Platform can enable over-the-air software updates. The wireless updates will keep vehicle systems up-to-date while saving drivers and fleet managers time by reducing the number of repair shop visits. They will also make it possible to install new and improved functions directly in trucks.