Volvo’s industry - changing showcase
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe & International
Showcasing a total of 28 machines, including new models and industry-changing concept vehicles, Volvo is offering visitors the chance to interact with its new intelligent operator systems and machine monitoring technologies. Among the impressive range of new technologies and services being unveiled are ActiveCare Direct and Dig Assist.
Dig Assist allows the excavator operator to set job parameters, such as target depth and grade; conduct In-Field Design, and view job progress in real-time, ensuring the work meets exact specifications. Dig Assist is the latest addition to the suite of Volvo Assist programs, which also includes Compact Assist and Load Assist, providing real-time intelligence to the operator in terms that are easy to understand and directly tied to job quality.
Booth visitors will be able to interact with the Volvo Assist programs on the Volvo Co-Pilot interface, a scalable, Android-powered tablet computer that was recently named as the Most Innovative Human-Machine Interface (HMI) Feature at the 2016 Car HMI, Europe’s leading human-machine interface event. They will also get a glimpse of future Volvo Assist Co-Pilot programs to be rolled out for soil compactors and articulated haulers.
ActiveCare Direct is believed, says Volvo CE, to be the industry’s first telematics monitoring service offered at the OEM level and supported through a company’s dealer network.
Volvo has built an uptime centre with an experienced team of analysts capable of proactively monitoring and reporting on customer fleets throughout the United States and Canada. The service relieves the burden of sorting through vast quantities of available data and delivers thoughtful analysis and practical recommendations to the customer.
An in-booth uptime centre will be available for visitors to interact with telematics experts and see how the system works. Among the machines on display will be the Volvo A60H, the world’s largest articulated hauler and the EC750E, the latest and largest excavator available from Volvo in North America.