Sponsored video: SCANIA's smart wristwatch is here and it communicates with the truck

We are connected to each other and different devices through various technologies. Smart technology is everywhere, including vehicles and even big trucks.

Smart wristwatches are becoming more popular and they are clearly not just a trendy little thing on your wrist, but very useful and practical if used for the right things.

Scania is all about big trucks and now this major Swedish automotive manufacturer has taken a pretty interesting and a big step in wearable technology, by launching a smart wristwatch that communicates with the truck.

The smart wristwatch has been developed in cooperation with Sony Mobile and will be launched to the market as a limited edition of 999 watches, called the Black Griffin.

“We see exciting opportunities for connecting a wristwatch to the essential information obtainable from truck’s technical systems, as well as to data from our system for real time monitoring and analyses of truck fleets,” says Mattias Lundholm, Head of Scania Connected Services and Solutions.

The Scania Watch is not a modern day Michael Knight device that allows you to call your truck (though it could be one day), but a simple way of gaining access to information like fuel consumption, driving efficiency and average speed.

You can also use it to receive notifications about emails, text messages and phone calls.

This is just the beginning and the development continues to improve devices usability, by adding new functions which will be available via software updates. Some of the new functions that project Manager Jonas Svanholm likes to see in the future include information on the driver’s pulse rate, opening up a range of health-and-safety-related services for drivers.

Watch the video below for more information:

‘Blog post sponsored by Scania’


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