Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, a business unit of Bridgestone, has partnered with RIO, a digital service provider, part of Traton SE and sister to the commercial vehicle brands MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Truck & Bus.
As part of the agreement, Webfleet, Bridgestone’s globally trusted fleet management solution, will enable the integration of its telematics solutions in all MAN trucks with the existing OEM hardware, RIO Box, from MAN.
Adding the truck brand to the Webfleet OEM.connect programme allows fleet owners of these vehicle brands to access Webfleet’s fleet management services and interface, helping them improve productivity, compliance and safety with no additional hardware or installation.
In addition, trucks and LCVs from MAN with no pre-installed OEM hardware as well as other truck brands that desire to use the RIO portal, can be equipped with Webfleet hardware.
The collaboration between RIO and Webfleet is said to now provide customers with easy access to advanced telematics solutions, as well as the possibility to work with leading fleet management applications independent of pre-installed hardware and mixed fleets.
The implementation of this new partnership is expected to commence in Europe in the second half of this year.