Answers TOPManager

Company Fahrzeugwerk Bernard KRONE GmbH – a company which belongs to the TOP LIST of telematics Ralf Faust is Managing Director for the areas of customer service/service/telematics of Fahrzeugwerk Bernard KRONE GmbH – a company which belongs to the TOP LIST of telematics. Telematics wanted to know from him, how he sees the future development in the vehicle telematics. “The telematics has successfully taken root in the logistic processes of the company. Semi-trailers, trailers and systems are increasingly ordered integrated telematics unit. Currently, we assume that in about two years, every vehicle will have a telematics solution on board. Because not only trucking companies and trucking companies can make more effective their processes thus, shippers also need this data to represent the transport processes transparent. For several years, we observe that the requirements of the telematics features continued to grow.

Information about the entire fleet, including all tractors and towed units, so should ideally be constantly available. Next to the location of a vehicle, currently including the consumption of the tractor, the wear of the brakes, tire pressure, the temperature of the refrigerated semitrailer or the status of the cooling machine are monitored and analyzed. Also, the practice demands that this collected information is centrally stored in a vendor-independent portal. The ultimate keyword is here regardless of the manufacturer”, because the clients don’t want a single party Island solution, but instead all data in a portal as an all-in one solution. This is the requirement of Crown of telematics.

Here, all the information in a database are neutralized; that is, they receive a standard structure. So, another telematics provider’s data can be included and represented in an application in addition to Crown of telematics. Customer benefit is obvious: the customer has always an individual, customized access to all its data regardless of the type of vehicle, vehicle manufacturer, or the installed Telematikbox. In the future the telematics will have not only a pure information task, but via telematics, the freight forwarder can also actively intervene in the action. An excellent example is the control of the door lock, such as E.g. transportation of sensitive and high-quality goods, so pharmaceutical products, tobacco, alcohol, or electronics. Here the door lock of the telematics and a code pad on the trailer is activated or unlocked.