German city becomes frontrunner through sustainable software from Finland
Back in March of 2022 Vediafi and the German district of Warendorf began a joint pilot project. The aim was to further develop the Clean Vehicle Mobile application to fit the sustainable and operational needs of our clients. For this, two vehicles of the type VW Caddy were equipped with tracking hardware connected to the vehicles’ O.B.D. port. The connecting backbone of the tracking capabilities was the Gurtam Wialon system.
During the pilot, Vedia’s development team used the data from the daily use of the vehicles to improve the solution further. Thanks to the extensive user feedback the team enhanced not only the core system itself but also the user interface. This resulted in a comprehensive while at the same time easy-to-use software solution.
The pilot project officially concluded with the result being a great success for both parties. The combination of the CVW and CVM proves a highly increased efficiency for fleet management in the district. Following, on the 1st of August 2022, the combined Clean Vehicle Wizard and Clean Vehicle Mobile Solution solution officially entered full service.
“We are happy to start a collaboration with the Warendorf District, which is the first area in Germany where Vedia’s solution for cleaner and more efficiently utilized vehicles is used to build the smart city of the future. There is a pressing need for sustainable urban development that can be enabled by digital platforms such as the CVW. Together with our city and enterprise partners, we are actively developing smart and clean solutions that enable sustainable traffic.”
– Matti Lankinen, CEO of Vedia
The German Market
Vedia specifically selected the German market as the stepping stone for internationalization as sustainable solutions are relatively rare in the region. As sustainability and decarbonization have been key focus areas for Vedia, the market situation in Germany is an ideal environment for expansion.
Since then, Vedia has expanded its expansion scope to Austria and Switzerland. The goal is a presence throughout the European markets. Vedia hopes to become a key actor in the reduction of emissions throughout the Schengen zone. This will allow us to help pave the way to a greener future.
Future development plans
With the aforementioned success, the development of the CVW has not yet finished. After discussions with several partners from both the public and private sectors, plans for further development emerged. By Q4 of last year the development of the Clean Vehicle Planning solution had begun and in February of 2023 Vediafi was able to present the first version of their vehicle booking and planning system. The goal of this addon to the CVW is to help both managers and employees to make better decisions when selecting vehicles. The system makes decisions based on data from our database and user inputs. In the future, this will also include charging and range information on electric vehicles to enable more efficient usage of modern fleet vehicles.
There is still more to come on the horizon. You can stay up to date with our progress and
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