Azadeh Fazl Mashhadi, Service Offer owner site solutions at Volvo CE, explained: “With Connected Map, users benefit from complete jobsite visibility. It gives them a visual overview in real time of the position of every machine, vehicle and visitor on a site connected to the App, helping to make their operation more efficient and more productive.
“Site management also has total jobsite visibility via the Office Portal, providing all the information needed to optimize traffic conditions for maximum productivity. What’s more, increasing the efficiency of transport operations can also help to cut travel times, minimize material mixing, lower fuel consumption, and reduce emissions.”
How it works
Connected Map extracts the positioning data from machine telematics or Android/iOS devices with SIM Cards and uploads it to a cloud-based Volvo platform. Whether a Volvo machine, non-Volvo machine, vehicle or temporary site visitor, Connected Map will visualize the position of any unit on site with the App installed – either in the Volvo Co-Pilot or in an Android/iOS device.
For non-Volvo machines which are regularly on site, Volvo recommends fitting the machine with a Generic/non-Volvo Co-Pilot with Map App. This can be purchased as an aftermarket option through the Volvo dealer, or non-Volvo machine operators can access the Site Map App via any Android/iOS device with a SIM card. Temporary site visitors can access the App similarly, enabling easy site familiarization.
Connected Map visualizes a host of typical jobsite features and landmarks, including roads, load zones, dump zones, speed zones, and restricted zones. Single lane (narrow road) sections can be defined, notifying the operator if another machine is approaching and helping to avoid traffic congestion. Points of interest such as offices, workshops and fuel stations can also be visualized, which is especially helpful for new or temporary operators.
For Site Managers, the Office Portal makes it easier to manage larger and multiple sites simultaneously. They can view all machines, operators, and temporary visitors on site and react to the prevailing site conditions, introducing one-way traffic or restricted zones and instantly communicating these changes to all users - improving awareness, reducing accidents, and increasing productivity.
Users can see the whereabouts of their machines in real time, with the last machine position visible for 30 days.
And for Operators, Connected Map makes it easier to familiarize themselves with the site, helping to facilitate a more straightforward, safer, and less stressful operation.
The Site Map application is free from the App Store and Google Play. Customers should contact their Volvo dealer to get started with Connected Map and the Office Portal.
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