On February 28, Volvo Trucks North America highlighted connectivity improvements on its recently launched Volvo VNL, built in New River Valley plant in Virginia.
As an industry first, Volvo Trucks has introduced E-Call, a self-activating crash notification, which automatically connects drivers with a 911 dispatcher via a hands-free call in the event of a rollover or airbag deployment.
Volvo Trucks has taken the lead in providing a fully integrated Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution, powered by Geotab, so that drivers can easily maintain their logs through the truck’s optional infotainment screen and eliminate the need for an externally mounted ELD device.
The all-new Volvo VNL will continue to be optimized through advancements in Volvo Connect, the all-in-one fleet management portal launched in October 2023, enabling fleet managers to see every Volvo truck in their fleet through one secure portal and view critical truck data.
Volvo Connect provides live maps so that fleet managers can monitor vehicle information, traffic conditions, speed, fuel levels and more, and set parameters through Volvo Remote Programming.
Through a completely new electrical architecture, the Remote Diagnostics capabilities on the all-new VNL are more accurate and monitor more areas on the truck than ever before, with monitoring facilitated through Volvo Trucks’ 24/7 Uptime Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.