Volta Trucks, which is looking to produce an all-electric 16-ton truck, has signed up specialist Sibros to supply its over-the-air (OTA) connected vehicle systems.
According to the company, the partnership will provide end-to-end software and data solutions, beginning with the integration of the Sibros OTA Deep Logger to provide Volta Trucks with real-time vehicle and fleet data management positioning. The connected vehicle platform will allow customers access to driver alerts, charging infrastructure, over-the-air updates for navigation and content as well as service, insurance and maintenance data.
“We are thrilled to partner with Volta Trucks to accelerate the development of their connected platform for vehicles and fleets,” said Hemant Sikaria, CEO and co-founder of 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 customized, safe and sustainable vehicles to the world.”
Volta says it will utilize data insights to increase vehicle efficiencies, bringing increased productivity and profitability to its customer’s businesses, it will also be able to use the connected platform to share data with its global partners looking to develop solutions based on those insights.
“This partnership is a natural step for Volta Trucks. We will now be able to perform remote diagnostics and data analysis for use toward our ambition of zero downtime and better operational efficiency for our partners and customers,” said Ian Collins, chief product officer of Volta Trucks. “We are confident that working closely with Sibros will enable us to revolutionize 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.”