As of the beginning of 2017, Volkswagen Truck & Bus will be offering an open and cloud-based „operating system“ for the entire transportation industry.
It is a first that all players in the supply chain – shippers, dispatchers, carriers, drivers and recipients – will be connected with a uniform information and application system including forecasting features. Thanks to intelligent algorithms, RIO combines different sources of data and then analyzes them. Based on the combined information from tractors, trailers, bodies, drivers, and orders as well as combining this information with traffic, weather, or navigation data, RIO will provide its users with concrete recommendations for action in real time. This will significantly improve the transportation and reloading process. It will also significantly increase efficiency and transparency in the transportation ecosystem.