Volta Trucks has announced a new partnership with Sibros to bring real-time data, geofencing, and remote diagnostics to its electric truck.
The new partnership will see Sibros’ over-the-air Deep Logger integrated into Volta’s trucks and will allow customers to access driver alerts, charging infrastructure, over-the-air updates for navigation and content as well as service, insurance, and maintenance data.
This new tech should, in theory, increase productivity as well as efficiency and profitability for the businesses that use Volta’s trucks.
However, it will also provide Volta with full transparency and control over what data is collected and who it’s shared with, enabling customers to benefit from, and better understand, their data.
“We are thrilled to partner with Volta Trucks to accelerate the development of their connected platform for vehicles and fleets,” says Hemant Sikaria, CEO and Co-Founder of the Silicon Valley-based Sibros.
“They are bringing some of the most visually stunning and innovative electric vehicles to market with a world-class team that combines new-age thinking with classic OEM expertise. OTA software updates, data management and analysis are all crucial components in bringing customised, safe and sustainable vehicles to the world.”
Vehicle connectivity is big business in 2021, with manufacturers scrambling to ensure their vehicles are ready to communicate with charging infrastructure, in-car entertainment services, and more.
“This partnership is a natural step for Volta Trucks. We will now be able to perform remote diagnostics and data analysis for use towards our ambition of zero downtime and better operational efficiency for our partners and customers”, says Ian Collins, Chief Product Officer of Volta Trucks.
“We are confident that working closely with Sibros will enable us to revolutionise last-mile logistics and allow us to easily expand and scale our business while concentrating on our goal of being the safest large commercial vehicle manufacturer.”
However, prospective customers will still have to wait until mid-2022 to receive their Volta Zero trucks.