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Latest press releases

What’s new with RIO? This is where you can get our press statements on current topics.

17.07.2018

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

- New services in the Marketplace: RIO Order, RIO Geo and RIO Perform

- New partner services: MAN ServiceCare and Synfioo Premium ETA

- Study by International Transfer Center for Logistics GmbH and the Technical University of Berlin

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May 2018

Change of management at RIO:
Jan Kaumanns is new CEO

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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09.03.2018

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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24.01.2018

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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06.12.2017

The launch of the connected fleet:
RIO Essentials now available

All the customers registered on the RIO Platform can now use the first service known as 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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25.10.2017

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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25.08.2017

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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More about RIO

Navistar: Big plans for OnCommand Connect telematics

In the future, Navistar is looking to link its networked vehicle technology, such as OnCommand Connect, with RIO, the globally networked commercial vehicle platform from Volkswagen Truck & Bus. The embedded technology is designed to collect data for the remote diagnostics and prognostic maintenance service, said Terry Kline, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Navistar.

CCJ article

Digitalisation: Huge potential for the truck industry

Whether it’s for navigation, trip planning, vehicle tracking, documentation of down times, the exchange of messages between the materials requirement planner and the driver, fuel consumption analysis or maintenance management: Digitalisation and telematics have become an invaluable electronic aid for transport company fleets.

Eurotransport article

RIO is first over the finish line for a smart office

Success in the market of the future requires flexibility, speed and a wealth of ideas, amongst other things. The digital brand RIO is a prime example of agile working in the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group.

Volkswagen Truck & Bus article

Network the entire transport chain

“Driving transportation to the next level” – this is the mission for Volkswagen Truck & Bus. The Group’s digital brand, RIO, plays a pivotal role here.

Volkswagen Truck & Bus article

Photos and videos

What do our RIO Box and RIO services look like? Who are the people behind RIO? Browse through our first set of photos.

The RIO Box: Our hardware for trucks

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The RIO Box is the hardware installed in the vehicle’s DIN slot for the use of digital services.
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The RIO Box collects a variety of vehicle and driver data, using mobile communications to transmit it to the RIO Platform in line with the customer registration.
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The RIO Box has been installed as standard in all new (Euro 6C-standard) MAN truck series in Europe since August 2017.
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With an FMS interface enabled by the manufacturer, the RIO Box can be retrofitted anywhere in the Europe-wide MAN Truck & Bus workshop network.
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Marketplace and services: how they shape up

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RIO Essentials

Overview of the whole fleet: With the fleet monitor you will know where your vehicles are at all times – the respective vehicle position is transmitted at 15-minute intervals.
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Everything mapped: The fleet monitor allows you to see the trip history of each registered vehicle for the past ten days.
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With RIO Essentials you will also have a vehicle-related deployment analysis at your disposal. With just one click, RIO will analyse the fuel consumption, distance travelled and average speed of your entire fleet.
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RIO Maintenance

The maintenance information for the entire fleet is clearly displayed, making it easy to schedule workshop appointments.
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RIO Maintenance

The condition of the brakes affects not only the range, but the safety of the vehicle as well. With RIO Maintenance, you can always respond in good time in order to avoid unnecessary risks.
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RIO Maintenance

Fuel and other fluids are essential for vehicle operation. With a constant overview of the current levels, you can keep the entire fleet on the move.
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RIO Compliant

You only need to define the download intervals once, then you can sit back and relax. The download will take place automatically on a regular basis.
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RIO backs up and archives the data for you. It is also easy to download the data if you want to carry out your own analyses.
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RIO Compliant

Keep track of downloads at all times.
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The RIO Management Team

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Jan Kaumanns

CEO
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Martin Anke

Vice President Sales & Marketing
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Hartmut Feuchtmüller

Vice President Digital Products & Innovation
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Thomas Lassmann

CTO
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Franziska Leidenroth

CFO
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Videos

RIO PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus Innovation Day

Markus Lipinsky speaking at the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Innovation Day in Hamburg
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RIO CUSTOMER TEST

Feedback from the customer test, which was carried out before the platform’s launch.
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Any questions?

Interested in learning more about RIO? In need of more detailed information about our services? Get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Your contact persons

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Joachim Wallenstein

Head of Marketing & Communications
+49 (0) 160 5545 762

joachim.wallenstein@rio.cloud

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Antonia Martens

Communications Manager
+49 (0) 171 8640 604

antonia.martens@rio.cloud