WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, today announced that it will launch its first joint trailer-specific Fleet Management Solution (FMS) RIO 4TX‑TRAILERPULSE with RIO, the digital brand of global commercial vehicle manufacturer TRATON GROUP.
RIO offers cloud-based digital solutions for the entire logistics and transport chain to support the need of an integrated supply chain. The digital brand fully integrates WABCO’s new trailer-focused connectivity solution, TX-TRAILERPULSETM, into its cloud-based open platform for freight transport. The service combines trailer monitoring and diagnostics functionalities. RIO will gradually provide their customers with the whole spectrum of the device functionality.
“We are happy to thereby enable transporters and logistics companies to better track, maintain and manage their assets, maximize trailer utilization and improve their cost management. We are in good company because both RIO and WABCO offer brand-independent solutions,” said Johan Carlberg, responsible for Partner Management at RIO.
In addition, fleets that alreadymanage their trucks in RIO’s connectivity environment, will be able to manage their trailers via the same platform. RIO 4TX-TRAILERPULSE is equipped with WABCO’s TX-TRAILERPULSE via the RIO fleet management platform. It can significantly contribute to increasing fleet profitability, whatever their size, as it provides hardware and advanced digital services without incurring significant costs.
The two leading digital service partners to the global transport and logistics ecosystem first announced their cooperation at IAA 2018. Building on this strategic cooperation, WABCO and RIO’s first joint Fleet Management Solution is a powerful realization of their promise to drive differentiating efficiencyfor the European transport logistics market.
“Extending our trailer telematics capabilities into RIO’s open and fully digital platform builds on our overall mission to help transport operators globally become radically leaner, greener and safer in their daily operational activities,” said Nick Rens, WABCO President EMEA. “We are proud to have found in RIO a strong partner that pursues our clear focus on supporting the transport and logistics industry in its digital transition.”
Jan Kaumanns, RIO’sChief Executive Officer, added: “Our manufacturer-independent RIO platform has been established through long-term partnerships with industry experience. Building on WABCO’s expertise allows us to provide a continuous flow of new services to our customers. Leveraging RIO 4TX-TRAILERPULSE is just the start of a promising partnership that will support our goal to connect all the players of the supply chain ecosystem.”
The new digital trailer telematics system will be available in the DACH region in the summer of 2019, followed by West and Central Europe, with a global rollout in future years to support transport andlogistics companies worldwide.
WABCO and RIO at transport logistic 2019 in Munich
Transport and logistics operators can learn more about WABCO’s and RIO’s joint solution at transport logistic 2019 in Munich, the world’s leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management, from the 4thtill the 7thof June.
Visit WABCO in Hall A3, Stand 215
WABCO will present via Transics, a WABCO company, its latest series of new digital technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions specifically developed to improve fleet productivity. This includes its cloud-based, trailer-specific digital telematics solution TX-TRAILERPULSE leveraged by RIO, which combines real-time track-and-trace functionality with additional remote trailer health and diagnostics information. Further products in this series include the new remote diagnostics solution TX-DIAGNOSTIXTM, which provides operators with a detailed, over-the-air assessment of the technical health of all truck brands, helping to increase a fleet’s uptime. Also included is the big data-enabled fuel management solution TX-FUELCOMPASSTMthat helps fleets to improve their refueling efficiency.
Visit RIO in Hall A5, Stand 303/404
The RIO ecosystem is growing. At the trade fair in Munich, RIO presented new services, new partners and the RIO universe for your pocket. From the 4th to the 7th of June 2019, the TRATON GROUP’s digital brand will be demonstrating that it is working on suitable solutions for all participants in the supply chain – from owner drivers to industry giants. RIO is bringing renowned partners to the platform with new interfaces.
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Originating from the Westinghouse Air Brake Company founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO is powerfully “Mobilizing Vehicle Intelligence” to support the increasingly autonomous, connected and electric future of the commercial vehicle industry. WABCO continues to pioneer innovations to address key technology milestones in autonomous mobility and apply its extensive expertise to integrate the complex control and fail-safe systems required to efficiently and safely govern vehicle dynamics at every stage of a vehicle’s journey – on the highway, in the city and at the depot. Today, leading truck, bus and trailer brands worldwide rely on WABCO’s differentiating technologies. Powered by its vision for accident-free driving and greener transportation solutions, WABCO is also at the forefront of advanced fleet management systems and digital services that contribute to commercial fleet efficiency. In 2018, WABCO reported sales of over $3.8 billion and has more than 16,000 employees in 40 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.
The TRATON GROUP launched its new digital brand RIO in 2017, an open, cloud-based solution for the entire transportation and logistics ecosystem. RIO offers a package of digital services that interconnect all involved in the supply chain for the first time through a unified information and application system that includes forecasting functionality. Previously, it often was not possible to use data transparently in the transportation industry because different companies use different software systems that are essentially stand-alone solutions. RIO offers a shared solution that can be used with any make of vehicle. RIO won the 2017 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for this innovative technology. RIO’s innovation laboratory X-Lab was named Top Company Builder 2018 by Capital magazine. For more information, visit www.rio.cloud.
WABCO European media contact
Nina Friedmann, +49 69 719 168 171, firstname.lastname@example.org
RIO media contact
Agnes Schwägerl, +49151 4148 2790, email@example.com