ZF Advanced Trailer Telematics for Enhanced Fleet Management

New trailer solution combines ZF’s advanced brake and tire pressure monitoring trailer systems with telematics by ZF's SCALAR cloud platform

ZF Advanced Trailer Telematics for Enhanced Fleet Management

Baden-Württemberg, Germany- Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG (ZF)., Commercial Vehicles Solutions (CVS) division launched a new trailer telematics solution designed to enhance uptime and performance while cutting costs for trailer manufacturers, rental companies, and fleets. This "all-in-one" package simplifies trailer operations digitalization by integrating ZF's OptiTire Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), Trailer Electronic Braking Systems (TEBS and next-gen iEBS), and the trailer Operating Data Recorder (ODR). These components connect to ZF's SCALAR cloud platform via the SCALAR EVO Pulse connectivity device. 

Compliant with GDPR (EU) and UN ECE regulation R141, ZF's trailer telematics solution offers real-time data-enriched operational insights to boost efficiency. It enhances trailer performance and reliability, benefiting OEMs and fleet operators. Trailer builders can improve production, customer service, and design, while cutting costs. Fleet managers can optimize fuel efficiency and driver effectiveness.

Mr. Christiaan Verschueren, Vice President Trailer Solutions, said “Drawing on ZF’s nearly five decades of experience in developing trailer technologies, we continue to innovate through our smart components, digital solutions and services that support trailer builders, fleet operators and leasing companies. By being able to access technical data relating to the performance of their trailers, manufacturers can further enhance their designs to develop more robust and reliable trailers for their customers.

Mr. Hjalmar Van Raemdonck, Head of Digital Solutions at ZF said, “This package leverages ZF’s competences in advanced trailer components and combines them with our digital capabilities to create a solution that offers many advantages for both trailer OEMs and fleet operators.

“By linking the system components via our SCALAR cloud platform, they become interconnected assets that improve efficiency and reduce costs.”

Mr. Constancio Villodre, CEO of Parcisa, spanish manufacturer of stainless steel and aluminum road tankers, said, “Under the name ‘Parcisa Connect’ the new connected trailer solution allows customers to remotely control their entire fleet, thanks to a suite of data and tools that will facilitate their planning and routing, improve their service time management, their communication with drivers, while enabling eco-driving and obtain accurate diagnostics.”