The telematics subsidiaries of Schmitz Cargobull and Krone have agreed to cooperate.
Transport companies using telematics systems from either OEM can now access the data provided to their vehicles via individual access points regardless of the hardware installed or the portal used.
This development is made possible due to both OEMs opening their standardised interfaces for the other respective system.
“For transport companies, the topics of standardisation, data consolidation and thus open interfaces are becoming the new focus of attention,” said Krone Service Managing Director, Ralf Faust, and Schmitz Cargobull Telematics Managing Director, Marnix Lannoije, in a joint statement.
“The continuous analysis of trailer data to support business processes is becoming increasingly important.
“Standardisation becomes an elementary building block for holistic fleet management and reduces internal process costs significantly.
“Open data processing becomes highly important not only for monitoring, securing and tracking the load, but for all automation processes around the trailer. Ultimately, our customers only look for one thing: they want to retrieve all vehicle data as quickly, easily and transparently as possible in order to manage their fleets even more efficiently. This we now assure with the compatibility of Cargobull Telematics and Krone Telematics.
“Every customer can retrieve all the data they require in the preferred telematics portal. A real digital milestone for many transport companies.”