The creators of the first digital, transparent, manufacturer-independent and cloud-based platform for logistics has said that all customers registered on the RIO Platform can now use the first service known as RIO Essentials free of charge.
This system not only displays the individual vehicle positions on a fleet monitor and updates the information every 15 minutes. It also enables users to access more information like the identity of the driver, the number of kilometres travelled or how much fuel is in the tank for every vehicle that is logged into the system. At the same time, RIO Essentials contains an extensive performance analysis tool that evaluates large amounts of data at a vehicle level and then makes this available to the fleet operator – together with specific recommendations for action. The range of other services provided by the platform – including OEM-specific applications and partner solutions – will continually grow in future.
Fitted to MAN trucks as standard
The range of functions in RIO Essentials is not only available as a standard feature within a RIO Box for all the series of trucks made by MAN, but each RIO customer can make use of these functions, regardless of which system it uses or which company has manufactured the vehicles. It will be possible to fit the RIO Box in any type of truck with an FMS interface from January 2018 onwards. This means that companies can particularly manage mixed fleets with new levels of efficiency. Transport operations and traffic will become more fluid through digitalisation and the ability to network the vehicles with each other – and this will simplify the work of freight forwarders and carriers. User-specific information and precise recommendations for action will be accessible via the RIO Platform with just a few clicks in future.
Customers obtain explanations of the way that the services offered in RIO operate in attractive video tutorials. This makes it even easier to use the platform. Registered customers not only obtain additional information in the form of a newsletter, but also a link that takes them to the digital platform’s home screen. Alongside the RIO Essentials basic service, the RIO Marketplace with additional bookable services will be available there from the beginning of next year. Firms will be able to contact a hotline to resolve any issues that have not been settled.
The RIO Platform is available for all customers in English and German from the outset. Ten languages will be offered in future: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Czech, Danish and Dutch.