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Volvo CE successfully trials digital service solution in Asia

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Global Mining Review,

Volvo CE has successfully trialled the first use of Connected Map and Performance Indicator in Asia with customers in Taiwan, Indonesia, and Japan.

Volvo CE successfully trials digital service solution in Asia

With Connected Map, all machines and vehicles can see each other, and customers can visualise what the site looks like from a computer in the office. The service also allows users to see roads, points of interest, speed and restricted zones, workshops, fuel stations, as well as load and dump zones. With Performance Indicator, the customer has access to data on productivity, fuel consumption, vehicles over the speed limit, and number of cycles, all on a real-time basis to benchmark and optimise site operation for improved efficiencies.

AM Muralidharan, Head of Productivity Services and Retail Development, Asia Region, said:

“We are delighted with the results of the first trials of Connected Map and Performance Indicator in Taiwan, Indonesia, and Japan. By providing full site visibility, the digital solution enables the customers to see the big picture efficiently and productively. The complete site solution allows for improved awareness and communication, plus real-time machine data for a safer and more dynamic job site. We look forward to making Connected Map & Performance Indicator, as well as other associated digital services available for all customers in the region.”

In addition, these services are subscription-based and can be enabled when needed depending on the size and scale of the project, thereby making it an affordable solution.

The trial was conducted across the Asia region, running successfully on projects covering various segments including general construction, heavy construction, and mining sites using articulated haulers ranging from 2 units to as high as 40 units.

The sites covered as much as over 20 km2 and included multiple loading and dumping zones. In a site that has high traffic including haulers, excavators, and on-site services that normally has over 40 articulated haulers and 20 vehicles, ensuring safety is a top priority. The customers trialling Connected Map can therefore ensure speed limits for the articulated haulers are complied with, to avoid accidents and improve overall safety. In addition, the feature of restricted zones visually alerted the operator to avoid certain zones.

The Performance Indicator gave real-time data points on productivity and fuel consumption, which otherwise would only have been available to the customer after a day or two, thereby giving the customer the ability to make changes if needed to improve the overall efficiencies of individual equipment or the fleet at large.

The customer also had the opportunity to see how Connected Map & Performance Indicator can shape better operational behaviours and improve scheduling to avoid cost and time overruns. Here it was used to identify potential issues such as haulers queuing at loading zones, to take proactive action and ensure optimal utilisation and improved site productivity.

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