05 Feb 2016


Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, launched Eicher Live - an advanced telematics solution for the commercial vehicle industry - at the Auto Expo 2016. Eicher Live is trucking intelligence that drives profitable fleet management, by monitoring their movement, fuel consumption and maintenance needs. Eicher Live is available as a company-installed system in the EicherProSeries range of trucks and buses. Eicher Live provides real time dashboard data analytics of the fleet, tracking the most important factors including fuel management and fault identification, thus allowing customers to plan maintenance.

Eicher Live includes features like Advance Breakdown Assistance, Dynamic Service Reminders and Pro-active Service. Eicher Live also offers great fuel management with advanced analytics that includes fuel consumption analysis and measures to improve fuel efficiency and profitability. The major components of the telematics system are a hardware unit (Telematics Gateway), intelligent vehicle electronic module and a mobile sim card that connects to Eicher Live hub.

Eicher Trucks and Buses further showcased seven products and comprehensive customer solutions at the Auto Expo 2016. Among the vehicles was the Eicher Skyline Pro School Bus, a hybrid school bus developed and manufactured at the VECV Pithampur plant in Indore. The Skyline Pro School Bus is fitted with a hybrid system that combines a conventional internal combustion engine with an electric propulsion system which drastically reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency. This bus also has state-of-the-art electronic safety features and advanced telematics, it comes with a host of safety features such as vehicle tracking, geo-fencing, camera with recording, student ridership status available to the parents and fire detection/suppression system which will add to the legacy of Eicher's school bus as the safest school bus, Eicher claims.

Another bus launched at the exhibition was the Eicher Skyline AC sleeper coach with 28 passenger berth, all fitted with individual 11" foldable LED screens, smoke detector, rear view camera, laptop & mobile chargers, a WC (water closet) and significant luggage space as required by the customers.

Eicher trucks and buses are part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV) is a 50-50 joint venture between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Limited. In operation since July 2008, the company includes the complete range of Eicher branded trucks and buses, VE Powertrain, Eicher's components and engineering design services businesses, the sales and distribution business of Volvo Trucks as well as aftermarket support to Volvo Buses in India.

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