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Volta Trucks partners with Here Technologies on last-mile EV navigation system

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Full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider Volta Trucks has confirmed that the forthcoming Volta Zero will feature integrated navigation services from location data and technology platform Here Technologies.
Volta Trucks partners with Here Technologies on last-mile EV navigation system
Courtesy of Volta Trucks.

The Volta Zero will use EV Range Assistant, a feature from Here tailored for inner-city deliveries. It includes range prediction for trucks on route and allows for route planning including multiple delivery stops. Search, routing, real-time traffic, and turn-by-turn voice guidance will be available both on- and off-line.

Here Navigation allows Volta Trucks to take advantage of the navigation-as-a-service model to deliver a simplified infotainment supply chain and development process. The benefits include lowering costs, improving scalability, and allows Volta Trucks to deliver a unique In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system that can be remotely configured and monitored by customers, making it possible to consistently update and upgrade the driver experience. Secure data transfer between the truck and cloud enhances driver safety and privacy, while also accessing the latest map data via streaming.

With Here Navigation, drivers will be able to use innovative geolocation technology, what3words. what3words is a simple way to identify a location in a manner that is more precise than a street address. what3words has divided the world into a grid of three-metre squares and given each square a unique combination of three random words: a what3words address. Drivers can enter what3words addresses directly into their in-truck systems, allowing them to easily navigate to locations as specific as building entrances or loading bays – ideal for busy drivers making multiple deliveries in a city.

“I’m delighted to confirm Here as the provider of our navigation system for the Volta Zero, including the integration of what3words” said Ian Collins, Chief Product Officer of Volta Trucks. “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 at Here Technologies, added that navigating 16-ton trucks within city centres is a challenge in itself  and that with the company’s truck attributes and its EV range calculator, Volta Zero drivers can focus on what matters the most - the road ahead.

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