German OEM, Krone, and software provider, Astrata, presented their results for more compatibility between trailer and truck telematics at the Transport CH trade fair in Bern, Switzerland, last month.
Krone explained in a statement how it transmits telematics data to Astrata through via in-cab interface, providing the driver with trailer status information such as current temperatures in the cooling zones of a Cool Liner Multitemp trailer and whether the doors in the cooling zones are open or closed.
Krone said that its telematics systems can be linked to Daimler (Fleetboard system) and MAN (RIO System) as well as Trimble, TomTom, Transics Agheera, Gatehouse, Fleeture, Spedion and Gutrix (EuroLeasing).
“When we vehicle manufacturers talk about data networking, we are referring to data from the trailer and tractor unit.” Said Krone Telematics spokesperson, Jan Hermerling. “Here, all manufacturers are required to make their data compatible and readable. With Astrata, we are also moving away from isolated solutions towards greater connectivity and compatibility.”
In November, Krone delivered its first consignment of ‘Box Liner’ trailers for the UK and Ireland markets to UK-based commercial vehicle group, HB Commercial.