“Now all our customers can tailor their own subscriptions to meet their needs by including different services,” stated Per-Anders Grösfjeld, marketing manager for transport information systems at Volvo Trucks.
Customers who want to use Dynafleet primarily as a tool for saving fuel and reducing their environmental impact will choose ‘Fuel & Environment’. Companies which need better control over driver times and the option of storing the data recorded by the tachograph will opt for ‘Driver times’.
‘Positioning’ has been designed to provide location identification and route history, while ‘Messaging’ is a service allowing text messages to be exchanged between the drivers and the central office.
At the same time, both the interface and the functionality of Dynafleet have been further developed. For example, a new report in which fuel and environmental data is presented in a colour-coded form has been created.
"The aim is to give the user a better overview and to make information management both simpler and quicker," added Grösfjeld. "Green means that the result is positive and the truck is being driven in the correct way. If your results are red, it's time to review your driving style or check whether the vehicle is due for a service."
Another example of increased user-friendliness is the new set of maps in ‘Positioning’. Google's detailed and easy-to-use map system provides route descriptions, route planning, address data and traffic information.