Increased usage of telematics

Through continuous equipment monitoring, Volvo CE’s telematic system, CareTrack, is able to facilitate additional productivity and accessibility. By using GPS or satellite technology, information about the machines may be forwarded to any possible location. Through error reports and warnings, the system offers diagnostic assistance, which, in turn, facilitates identifying and repairing problems more rapidly. During 2010, a decision was made that all newly produced large machines (wheel loaders in excess of 10 tons, haulers and excavators in excess of 12 tons, as well as graders) will include a three-year CareTrack service agreement as a standard feature.