New MAN Euro 6-standard trucks now come with RIO-Box fleet data equipment as standard, meaning lorries are delivered to customers ex works with preliminary setup for RIO services fitted.

The RIO Box is now included as standard equipment with all brand-new MAN Euro 6-standard truck series in Europe.

Using the RIO cloud-based technology solution customers will soon be able to centrally access diverse fleet data and use transportation and logistics sector services. Here, the RIO Box acts as an interface between vehicle and platform.

“Equipping our MAN trucks with the Box is an important first step that will bring us one step closer to our vision of a fully networked transportation and logistics supply chain,” said MAN Truck & Bus CEO, Joachim Drees.

“At the same time, it serves as a basis whereby customers can access digital added value services.” 

The RIO Box is compatible with all systems and manufacturers and is designed so it can be used in mixed fleets.

RIO Box retrofits for vehicles with an FMS interface will be possible in future, with current users of the MAN Telematics system having the option of securely transferring their collected data to RIO.

“With RIO the customers of MAN will be among the digital frontrunners of the transportation and logistics sector,” added RIO CEO, Markus Lipinksky.

“In future we will use RIO to provide not just our own services, but also OEM services and partner service.

The customer can decide itself whether it wants to share data with RIO and benefit from the platform’s digital solutions. A security server certified under European standards and based in Germany transmits the data encrypted by the box before making this available to the customer via platform.

This then enables additional functions which include the analysis of vehicle data, for example engine rotations, speed, fuel level or brake usage by the driver.