Volta Trucks To Use HERE Technologies' Navigation System In Upcoming Volta Zero
Electric commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks has partnered with HERE Technologies, a location data and technology platform, to provide integrated navigation services for Volta's upcoming Volta Zero range.
The Volta Zero will use HERE's EV Range Assistant feature to predict range on route and enable the user to plan multiple stops along the delivery route. The technology further features search, routing, real-time traffic and turn-by-turn voice guidance that works both on and off-line.
Ian Collins, Chief Product Officer, Volta Trucks, said, "I’m delighted to confirm HERE as the provider of our navigation system for the Volta Zero, including the integration of what3words. HERE Technologies is another world-class partner for Volta Trucks, delivering the full features of embedded navigation but with the user experience of a mobile navigation application. With HERE Navigation, we can provide innovative and differentiated experiences to our drivers while simplifying our supply chain – a key benefit supporting our accelerated route to market."
Gino Ferru, General Manager EMEAR and Senior Vice President, HERE Technologies, said, "We are pleased to be putting the long experience gained working with leading OEMs to good use by helping Volta Trucks offer the best navigation experience to its truck drivers. Navigating 16-ton trucks within city centres is a challenge in itself – with our truck attributes and our EV range calculator, Volta Zero drivers can focus on what matters the most - the road ahead."
The navigation system further enables Volta to take advantage of HERE's navigation-as-a-service model. The benefits include lowering costs, improving scalability, and enabling Volta truck users to access the In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system that can be remotely configured. It will also use what3words geolocation technology to aid in address identification. The what3words system allows truck drivers to feed addresses directly into the in-truck systems to easily navigate to locations as specific as building entrances or loading bays. (MT)