IVECO launches IVECO S-WAY: the 100% connected, driver-centric long-haul truck
Italy-headed engine, truck, and bus major IVECO, a CNH Industrial company, has launched its new IVECO S-WAY heavy vehicle for on-road missions in a milestone Convention held at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid, Spain. It is the first vehicle in the new IVECO WAY heavy range, developed to deliver a complete package of features and services focused on the driver, on sustainability and an advanced level of connectivity-enabling new customised services.
The IVECO S-WAY was launched at a global event held July 2, 2019, in Madrid, involving global leader partners Amazon, Shell, and Microsoft, to its dealer network, its salespeople, customers and the representatives of the international press.
Hubertus Mühlhäuser, CEO of CNH Industrial, presented the strategic outlook and vision of CNH Industrial at the event, which was opened by Gerrit Marx, President Commercial and Specialty Vehicles. Also invited to speak were representatives of the brand’s global leader partners Amazon, Shell and Microsoft, companies known for generating ‘creative disruption’ through their innovations.
Within CNH Industrial, IVECO is part of something bigger and uses the synergies within the Group. This new flagship Heavy Duty Truck is not only an achievement for the IVECO brand, it is also an important milestone for CNH Industrial as a whole, said Hubertus Mühlhäuser, CEO, CNH Industrial.
With this launch, the brand is introducing its new IVECO S-WAY heavy range that marks a strong shift towards providing customers with an integrated transport solution, economically and environmentally sustainable, in which the services around the product become more important than the product itself.
We want to become the Easiest-to-work-and-innovate-with Truck OEM for our suppliers and customers while tailoring our vehicles around a driver´s life, which today is more than just the route he travels. Sustainability also entails our responsibility to make this job, which is crucial for our society, a more attractive and enjoyable one, which goes beyond just adding leather and wood applications, said Gerrit Marx.
The IVECO heavy truck for the next decade
The IVECO S-WAY carries over all the advances introduced in the previous generations and adds a new cab entirely redesigned around the driver’s and the owner’s needs. In the face of fierce competition, logistics operators need top-level uptime, efficiency, and productivity from their fleets.
According to IVECO, the new S-WAY “perfectly meets” this requirement, providing a complete package of features and services without equal, developed with a focus on driver centricity, sustainability and a new, extended level of connectivity aimed at reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
The driver-centric design of the new cab provides first-rate living and working conditions with a spacious environment, outstanding driving ergonomics, and a well-planned layout that combines functionality with comfort. The design also addresses driver safety with the reinforced structure (ECE R29.03 cab crash compliant) and much-improved visibility all around and in all conditions.
In redesigning the cab from the ground up, IVECO has also looked to deliver cost savings and productivity gains to the benefit of the owner’s profitability. The new design optimises aerodynamic performance, further increasing the vehicle’s excellent fuel efficiency by up to 4 percent.
Also contributing to the low Total Cost of Ownership are design features such as the multi-piece bumper that dramatically reduces repair costs, as only the affected part needs to be replaced in the event of damage.
The 100% connected truck
The new, advanced Connectivity Box in the IVECO S-WAY is a powerful connectivity enabler and, IVECO says, a true game-changer. It collects, processes and exchanges data in real time. It works off a service platform developed in partnership with Microsoft that provides safe data storage and management, and many value-added services.
Owners and drivers are constantly connected with the vehicle on their mobile device or PC through the user-friendly MyIVECO portal and app. The connectivity is used to enhance the driver’s life on board, providing a superior driving experience with advanced driver assistance and driving style features combined with services developed to help them operate effortlessly and efficiently, accessed through the user-friendly MyIVECO EASY Way App.
Advanced connectivity has also been developed to help logistics operators to ensure their businesses’ profitability by maximising the vehicle’s uptime, providing a consistent and predictive service with My IVECO Way Solutions, and delivering low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). It also unlocks a new modular offer of premium personalised services, including professional fuel advising, fleet management, and maintenance, to optimise the fleet’s performance and efficiency.
The new IVECO S-WAY builds on the sustainable performance of the brand’s heavy line, achieving further reductions in particulate matter (PM), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, combining low TCO with low emissions. This is achieved with the exclusive HI-SCR after-treatment system and through the exceptional fuel efficiency resulting from the advanced engine technology and Hi-Tronix transmission, and the multiple fuel-saving solutions such as the Smart EGR.
For logistics operators wishing to run a ‘green’ fleet, the IVECO S-WAY Natural Power remains the only LNG truck offering a range of up to 1 600 km for long haul missions with 460 hp. With this vehicle, they will benefit from all the advantages of natural gas, the only immediately available low-emission alternative to diesel in the heavy segment, which delivers 99 percent lower PM emissions than diesel, 90 percent less (NOx) and, with biomethane, CO2 is 95 percent lower, near zero.
The “customer-centric” way
The IVECO WAY range, with its new name, signals the brand’s approach that fully exploits the possibilities offered by connectivity – a new way of being ‘customer-centric’ by creating a set of solutions to support the customers every step of the way in their vehicle’s lifecycle and beyond. Its focus on the customer extends to the driver, by raising the bar on the quality of life on board.
The new IVECO WAY range is the culmination of a product innovation cycle that saw the introduction of the IVECO S-WAY’s predecessor with its 11 percent fuel efficiency reduction, the first true natural gas long-haul solution in the industry, and the X-WAY family for light off-road missions.