Digi­ti­sa­tion in CVs

The sec­ond panel dis­cus­sion, as part of the Apollo-CV Awards 2017, fo­cused on grow­ing use of elec­tron­ics in CVs.

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High­light­ing the OE per­spec­tive, Kaushik Mad­ha­van, in re­sponse to V G Ra­makr­ish­nan’s ques­tion on in­dus­try move­ment to­wards digi­ti­sa­tion, men­tioned that much depends on the jump the OE in­dus­try is ready for when it comes to digi­ti­sa­tion. “We will have ini­tial reg­u­la­tions, hy­bridi­s­a­tion, etc., to play a key role in the dig­i­tal sphere. Sup­pli­ers will also play a key role,” he averred. Draw­ing at­ten­tion to the use of sign­boards by STUs in buses, and the set­ting up of a con­trol room to mon­i­tor buses on the road, Kaushik ex­pressed, “Fleet man­age­ment ser­vices like DigiSense from Mahindra are re­flec­tive of the suc­cess­ful de­vel­op­ment of (dig­i­tal) plat­forms.” “These,” he added,”can be used across ve­hi­cle seg­ments.” Stress­ing upon the ris­ing use of fleet man­age­ment ser­vices to track move­ment and driver be­hav­iour, Kaushik stated, “Driver has be­come an in­te­gral part of the en­tire CV ecosys­tem, and dgi­ti­saion is help­ing him to re­alise bet­ter ef­fi­ciency.” Kaushik also drew at­ten­tion to how digi­ti­sa­tion is aid­ing ser­vice com­pli­ance. “In 2014, in Europe, we were try­ing to un­der­stand what is go­ing to hap­pen with EuroVI. We asked the driv­ers about the truck get­ting com­pli­cated with SCR. We are now trav­el­ling on the same route, and the tone will be set for digi­ti­sa­tion in CVs,” ex­plained Kaushik. He did not for­get to men­tion that the ag­gre­ga­tor busi­ness model is pick­ing up; lead­ing to many look­ing at

op­ti­mis­ing loads.

A Srini­was, from the prod­uct stand point, said that a lot of work will hap­pen in In­dia and the world over in the case of driver aware­ness. “Ini­tia­tives like driver train­ing and mon­i­tor­ing will gain im­por­tance among other things,” he added. Srini­was linked driver

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