Volta Trucks to use HERE Technologies navigation and telemetry

Large scale EV commercial vehicle startup Volta Trucks has announced its vehicles will use navigation and monitoring systems from HERE Technologies.

The HERE Technologies system includes a navigation system that uses what3words geolocation technology to accurately pinpoint delivery locations. The company also offers an EV Range Assistant to accurately assess the distance a vehicle will travel on a daily route, allowing for charging periods during the day as necessary. The package offers turn-by-turn voice guidance, real-time traffic assessment and routing and this will be updated over-the-air as part of the vehicle purchase and servicing agreement.

Ian Collins, Chief Product Officer of 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”.

“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,” concluded Gino Ferru, General Manager EMEAR and Senior Vice President at HERE Technologies.

More:   Asda trials online returns with grocery deliveries