Connectivity puts fresh spin on fundamental perceptions of the truck

The connected truck is as much a game-changer as the autonomous or the electric truck, but don't conflate the three, writes Oliver Dixon

That connectivity is now ubiquitous is driven home by the discovery that my new coffee maker is Wi-Fi enabled. This is not a boast—indeed it is more of a cry for help—but it does serve to underline the fact that connectivity is now everywhere. And everywhere includes the commercial vehicle industry. Alongside autonomy and electrification, connectivity has not just entered the vocabulary of the trucking industry but has, over the past few years, moved to center stage….

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