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Old 13th May 2014, 17:27   #1
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Default Continental introduces 5" TFT LCDs for Indian Trucks & Buses

Continental has introduced a 5" TFT (thin-film transistor) display for the commercial vehicle segment in India. Displays using TFT are already the norm in passenger vehicles; this product now enters into the CV market.

TFT is becoming increasingly popular with commercial vehicle manufacturers worldwide...its benefits ranging from navigation and vehicle user interfaces to entertainment.

Dr. Christian Neumann, Head of Business Unit Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket (CVAM), India said, The commercial vehicle industry in India is going through a major evolution, with technological advancement being one of the key drivers of growth. The availability of better information management solutions will further drive this transformation. In India, the prevalence of smart phones has made TFT screens ubiquitous. From passenger cars to commercial vehicles TFT technology is seeing a logical progression. Continental expects rapid adoption by OEs and fleet owners in the coming years.

Another trend in commercial vehicle instrumentation is the inclusion of a secondary screen for displaying content like images from a rear camera system.

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That's great news!

The first time I saw the reversing camera screens fitted in a commercial vehicle were in all the Scania tourist buses in Singapore.

These should be standard - it's a boon to any heavy vehicle operator.
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That is a nice initiative.

For Sustainability and economies of scale, they can push this to the LMV segment also. Feature savvy companies like Mahindras and Hyundai will embrace it and slowly everyone would follow suit. This would help them to make profits and sustain.

The risk in "commercial only" mode of operation is the tendency of fleet-owners to look for cheaper alternatives and also slowdown in commerical segment impacts much more. This technology benefits the driver of the bus, but the owner of the bus would not care to make life easier for the driver. In Most Volvos/Mercedes there is a co-driver/cleaner/attender/conductor who signals the driver to reverse safely.

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Nice addition for the CV segment.

I feel that this segment needs the Parking sensors and parking cameras. The justice done here is better than on cars IMO.

Hope all the manufacturers apply this to help the driver and ease his life.
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TFT is becoming increasingly popular with commercial vehicle manufacturers worldwide...its benefits ranging from navigation and vehicle user interfaces to entertainment.

Another trend in commercial vehicle instrumentation is the inclusion of a secondary screen for displaying content like images from a rear camera system.
GTO, Is it just a unit for enhancing driver's view or whether any telematics related software will also be in place i mean embedded into it running on Windows CE or Portable Windows 8, which will be useful for vehicle and fleet tracking and better utilization such as calculation of wait times. et all

http://www.peoplenetonline.com/peoplenet-fleet-manager

Some excerpts on one of the leading US tele matics software provider.

"PeopleNet was the first in the industry to utilize the Internet for its carrier fleet management offering and remains the leading provider of Web-based solutions. The PeopleNet Fleet Manager provides you with secure online control of your communications and carrier fleet management functions, including:

Online mapping | Messaging | Reporting- Driver Based Reporting | - Vehicle Based Reporting| - Interactive Dashboards"

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