Wearable technology is all the rage at the moment, from Google Glass to the recently announced Apple Watch. Now Swedish truck manufacturer Scania has got on board by developing its own smart watch in conjunction with Sony Mobile:
Billed as ‘the first part of your truck that you can wear,’ the watch integrates with your truck via Scania FMS (Fleet Management System). It can then provide a plethora of driving-related information including fuel consumption trends, driving efficency, current AdBlue levels and average driving speed.
“We see exciting opportunities for connecting a wristwatch to the essential information obtainable from truck’s technical systems, as well as to data from our system for real time monitoring and analyses of truck fleets,” says Mattias Lundholm, Head of Scania Connected Services and Solutions.
Being based on the Sony SmartWatch 3, the Scania watch also has all the features you would expect from a ‘regular’ smart watch (if there is such a thing). That includes the ability to receive notifications about emails, text messages and phone calls straight to your wrist. Rumour has it that it can even tell the time – with a choice of one analogue or two digital Scania watch faces.
The watch is initially being launched as an early-access edition called the Black Griffin, limited to 999 pieces and priced at €295. The unique number of each piece is engraved on the back of the watch.
Scania has committed to continued development of the device, and all future features will be available to any Scania Watch owner through software updates.
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