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Study examines efficiency of RIO ecosystem


  • Study by ITCL GmbH and TU Berlin on efficiency of RIO ecosystem
  • Positive ratings for ease of implementation and flexible business model
  • Initial efficiency gains in form of cost savings, greater utilisation of resources and improved service quality
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Off to RIO: RIO is conquering Latin America


  • Launch of RIO in Latin America with Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus
  • Current customer test in Brazil
  • All VW trucks and buses to be equipped with the RIO Box from 2019
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Add some brain: RIO’s IAA innovations create smarter logistics


  • A new dimension: RIO View and RIO TMS Plug services – the networking pros
  • RIO on the move: The Pocket Fleet app
  • The best in transport and logistics: RIO’s new partners
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Collaboration between RIO and WABCO for greater logistics efficiency: Digital services for trucks and trailers from all manufacturers


RIO and WABCO are delighted to announce their collaboration across ecosystems. This will enable their customers to get the best from the expertise of both companies. The goal is to combine the knowledge and established services of both brands, thereby providing unique services which would not be possible on their own.

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RIO platform – by everyone and for everyone: New partners and services on-board


  • New services on the Marketplace: RIO Order, RIO Geo and RIO Perform
  • New partner services: MAN ServiceCare and Synfioo Premium ETA
  • Study with International Transfer Center for Logistics GmbH and the Technical University of Berlin
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Change of management at RIO: Jan Kaumanns is new CEO

May 2018

Due to the RIO brand and the Group’s activities in the field of digitalisation playing an increasingly greater role, the Volkswagen Truck & Bus board has agreed on a new set-up: Jan Kaumanns takes over management of RIO, while Markus Lipinsky is in charge of digital initiatives at Volkswagen Truck & Bus, effective immediately.

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Update from the RIO start-up accelerator: blik and RIO launch joint pilot phase


Munich-based start-up “blik”, the winner of the first RIO Start-Up Pitch Night, is now launching the first test phase for its intralogistics solution at its pilot customer MAN Truck & Bus. The team at blik has been continuing to develop its digital service for logistics process optimisation with RIO as part of the accelerator programme lasting several months.

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New services for tomorrow’s world of logistics: RIO Marketplace goes live


RIO is continuing to grow all the time: The Marketplace is now the new home for all the services on the RIO Platform. This is where you can find and order RIO’s own services at the moment – and will be able to locate services provided by MAN DigitalServices and partners in future. The launch of the Marketplace coincides with the availability of the two new services known as RIO Maintenance and RIO Compliant. 

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The launch of the connected fleet: RIO Essentials now available


Any customer registered on the RIO platform can now use the first service, RIO Essentials, free of charge. This system contains a fleet monitor with information about vehicle positions, in addition to a performance analytics tool which analyses data like the mileage or fuel tank level, before supplying this to the fleet operator along with specific recommendations for action. 

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One platform for the whole world of logistics: RIO to be available to all with first services from December onwards


Selected customers have already been able to test the RIO Platform and its services. RIO Connectivity will then be accessible to all interested parties in Europe from the beginning of December 2017 onwards. This will mark a milestone for the transport ecosystem of the future.

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Little box, big potential: New MAN vehicles equipped with RIO Box as standard


New MAN Euro 6-standard trucks now come with RIO Box as standard equipment. The RIO Box acts as an interface between vehicle and the RIO Platform. This means MAN trucks are delivered to customers ex works with preliminary set-up for RIO services fitted as standard.

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