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Volta Trucks, has confirmed that the forthcoming Volta Zero will feature integrated navigation services from HERE Technologies, a leading location data and technology platform. With HERE Navigation, Volta Zero drivers will be able to use geolocation technology, what3words, which can identify a location in a manner that is more precise than a street address.

what3words has divided the world into a grid of three-metre squares and given each square a unique combination of three random words: a what3words address. 

The Volta Zero will also use EV Range Assistant, a feature from HERE tailored for inner-city deliveries.

It includes range prediction for trucks on route and allows for route planning including multiple delivery stops. Search, routing, real-time traffic, and turn-by-turn voice guidance will be available both on- and off-line.

HERE Navigation also allows Volta Trucks to take advantage of the navigation-as-a-service model to deliver a simplified infotainment supply chain and development process. 

The benefits include lowering costs, improving scalability, and allows Volta Trucks to deliver a unique In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system that can be remotely configured and monitored by customers, making it possible to consistently update and upgrade the driver experience.

Ian Collins, Chief Product Officer of Volta Trucks, says: “I’m delighted to confirm HERE as the provider of our navigation system for the Volta Zero, including the integration of what3words. HERE Technologies is another world-class partner for Volta Trucks, delivering the full features of embedded navigation but with the user experience of a mobile navigation application. With HERE Navigation, we can provide innovative and differentiated experiences to our drivers while simplifying our supply chain – a key benefit supporting our accelerated route to market.”

Gino Ferru, General Manager EMEAR and Senior Vice President at HERE Technologies, adds: “We are pleased to be putting the long experience gained working with leading OEMs to good use by helping Volta Trucks offer the best navigation experience to its truck drivers. Navigating 16-ton trucks within city centres is a challenge in itself – with our truck attributes and our EV range calculator, Volta Zero drivers can focus on what matters the most – the road ahead.”

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The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for urban logistics, reducing the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centres.

Designed from the ground up with an operating pure-electric range of 150 – 200 kms (95 – 125 miles), the Volta Zero will eliminate an estimated 1.2M tonnes of CO2 by 2025.

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