Volvo Haul Assist becomes standard in Middle East

Volvo Construction Equipment says that increasing customer demand for real-time data on machine productivity, health and location in the Middle East has led it to start including the Volvo Co-Pilot hardware for Haul Assist on new articulated haulers in parts of the region.
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / October 16, 2023
By Liam McLoughlin
Volvo CE says the insights provided by Volvo Co-Pilot with Haul Assist enable articulated hauler customers to optimise productivity and profitability
Volvo CE says the insights provided by Volvo Co-Pilot with Haul Assist enable articulated hauler customers to optimise productivity and profitability

To cater to this growing demand and support customers in the Middle East, Volvo CE adds that it is including the hardware for Volvo Co-Pilot with Haul Assist as standard on new articulated haulers, initially in Saudi Arabia and UAE.

It says that the real-time insights provided by Volvo Co-Pilot with Haul Assist empower articulated hauler customers to optimise their operations for greater productivity and profitability.

The manufacturer states that it has witnessed a remarkable shift over the past few years in the approach to connectivity and digitalisation within the construction and quarrying industries in the Middle East.

“Mounting pressure faced by customers in the region to optimise their operations and reduce costs has sparked an increasing recognition of the power that connectivity and data hold,” says Ilkay Fidan, manager for market area Middle East at Volvo CE. "Platforms such as Volvo Co-Pilot have emerged as invaluable tools, empowering both individual operators and fleet or operations managers with the insight to make informed decisions and unlock untapped potential."

Every new articulated hauler in the Saudi Arabia and UAE markets will now come equipped with the 10-inch Android colour Volvo Co-Pilot touchscreen, along with all the necessary pressure and position sensors to provide real-time operational data to the cab display and the cloud. These components will be installed in the factory, ensuring seamless integration and functionality.

With this inclusion of hardware, customers in Saudi Arabia and UAE who wish to leverage the benefits of Haul Assist need only to request the local authorised Volvo dealer, Famco, to activate the software subscription. This activation can be carried out at any point, allowing customers the flexibility to adopt Haul Assist when they are ready.

Volvo CE says it is continuously improving and expanding the functionalities of Haul Assist, and software updates can be conveniently implemented wirelessly whenever necessary.

Fidan says: “By incorporating the hardware from the factory, we aim to simplify the process for customers and enable them to future-proof their machines. Even if they are not ready to start using Haul Assist immediately, they have the assurance that they can easily activate it any time in the future, gaining access to the remarkable productivity and efficiency-enhancing benefits it offers."

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