The transportation revolution is here – Neste and Telia cooperate to create smarter mobility
Neste Corporation 30 May 2018 at 9.30 am. (EET)
Due to growing consumer needs and digitalization, the transportation of people and goods is undergoing unprecedentedly rapid change. At the same time, the logistics sector is increasingly faced with demands for reducing emissions. For example, earlier this month the European Commission proposed legislation that would require carbon dioxide emissions from heavy traffic to be cut by 30% by the year 2030.
With these needs in mind, Neste and Telia are joining forces to develop solutions for the logistics needs of their customers.
“There has been a lot of talk about the revolution in transportation, and it’s happening here and now. Our business customers have been waiting for new solutions that both reduce emissions and improve business efficiency. Through collaboration with Telia, we can offer an ever broader range of services to our customers,” tells Mika Hyötyläinen, Vice President of Marketing for Marketing & Services business area at Neste.
“With new technologies and business models, we can jointly develop responsible solutions for many industries. The challenges with transportation are so great that strategic and deep-rooted cooperation between the various parties is needed to resolve them. Neste is a natural partner for us with regard the transport solutions of the future that we plan to be involved in,” says Telia’s Head of IoT Sales, Kalle Mehtola.
Neste SmartTruck for smarter transportation
The first outcome of the cooperation between the two companies is the Neste SmartTruck service for heavy traffic. It allows companies to use a single interface to access numerous applications, including fuel consumption optimization, tachograph data transfer automation, and mobile refueling for professional drivers. The Neste app makes refueling faster and safer, as no separate cards or cash are needed for payment. The service also includes GPS positioning, which helps with fleet management, planning, and the driving itself.
“Neste SmartTruck has been designed as a platform of the future for new features and applications. It is the first common step towards new types of services. The digitalization of heavy traffic has just begun, with very real prospects for increased security and a great deal more. One very interesting development is a joint project of EEE Innovations, the Finnish Transport Agency, and Trafi for using heavy traffic to collect weather data and improve road safety,” Hyötyläinen continues.
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More information: Mika Hyötyläinen, VP Marketing, Marketing & Services, Neste, tel. +358 (0)10 458 4132; Kalle Mehtola, Head of IoT Sales, Telia, tel. +358 40 302 3381, kalle.mehtola(at)telia.com
Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates sustainable solutions for transport, business, and consumer needs. Our wide range of renewable products enable our customers to reduce climate emissions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, introducing renewable solutions also to the aviation and plastics industries. We are also a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products. We want to be a reliable partner with widely valued expertise, research, and sustainable operations. In 2017, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 13.2 billion. In 2018, Neste placed 2nd on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world. Read more: neste.com
Telia Finland is a new generation telco, international and locally strong. We help to create new kinds of connections and want to make the daily life easier for you, your company and your community. Our long history in Finland goes back to 1855. We invest each year about EUR 200 million in connections in Finland and employ directly about 3,500 people and indirectly thousands of others. We are part of the international Telia Company, which operates in 13 countries from Norway to Turkey. Our global connections enable us to provide you with the best services, wherever you are. At the end of 2017, about 4.2 million subscribers had chosen us as their operator. Join us at www.telia.fi.