The forthcoming Volta Zero from Volta Trucks will feature integrated navigation services from HERE Technologies.
It will use EV Range Assistant, a feature tailored for inner-city deliveries. It includes range prediction for trucks "en 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 offline. The Volta Zero is the world's first purpose-built full-electric 16-ton vehicle designed for urban logistics, reducing the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centers.
HERE Navigation follows a navigation-as-a-service model that will deliver a simplified infotainment supply chain and development process. This means the in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system can be remotely configured and monitored by customers, making it possible to constantly upgrade and update it. Secure data transfer between the truck and cloud enhances driver safety and privacy, while streaming the latest map data. This model has allowed Volta Trucks to improve scalability and lower costs.
With HERE Navigation drivers will be able to use the 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-meter 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.