During the NMW Lab18, the four finalists will be judged by experts in the mobility scene. This includes Steven Quaak, the Head of Strategy at Fleetboard. Here’s a short introduction to Fleetboard (a Daimler subsidiary), and what their Fleetboard Innovation Hub in Berlin does.
Logistics and transport meets IT
Since the company was founded in 2000, Daimler Fleetboard GmbH has become one of the world’s leading telematics providers, with connectivity modules in around 285,000 vehicles and Fleetboard services with more than 7,000 customers. It is an ascending trend. Why is that? Transport and logistics companies on all continents expect their vehicles to be equipped with telematics. Data transmission from the vehicle to the fleet operator – that’s what the industry needs and that’s our daily business at Fleetboard. To do this, we develop services and apps, work on new solutions for fleet managers on a daily basis, and thus drive forward innovations for the logistics and transport industry.
Digital transformation of the transport and logistics industry
With the digital transformation of the industry, challenges are increasing and markets are becoming more complex. We are convinced that it is best to tackle complex issues in collaboration with customers and partners by networking specific know-how for each topic. That’s why our Fleetboard Innovation Hub in Berlin works closely with various stakeholders in the logistics value chain and is always looking for suitable partners to jointly develop new ideas and new business models.
Connectivity in the truck
Connectivity is also being taken to the next level in the truck sector – as Mercedes-Benz and Fleetboard are demonstrating together at the IAA 2018. For example, vehicles with the multimedia cockpit can be connected to the Mercedes-Benz Truck App Portal and thus be equipped with apps. Fleetboard shows how apps for individual needs are developed together with Mercedes-Benz, partners and customers.
The Truck App Portal is an open platform where customers and partners are given the opportunity to install their own apps. Even app developers can provide useful apps. The involvement of third parties enables a multitude of unexpected application ideas – from applications for securing loads through to apps from car park operators. In the associated Developer Portal, interested partners and developers will find all the relevant information about the Truck App Portal and how an app can be submitted.