Connected Vehicle

Connected Vehicle

The future is here with connected vehicles. A connected vehicle (automobile) is equipped with internet access and its own local network. This enables the vehicle to share internet access with other devices both inside as well as outside the vehicle.

The most common discussions about the connected vehicle are around what they do for the consumer. However, manufacturers and their transportation service providers (truckers, railroads, etc) will also be able to 'connect' electronically to the vehicle to access data that will improve management of the vehicle supply chain. This data, like their location, battery life, longitude/latitude, etc. can be transmitted between partners as the vehicle moves through the supply chain to the dealer.

The previously active Connected Vehicle Work Group has completed its development of the Finished Vehicle Logistics Connected Vehicle Supply Chain Data Specifications document – a new, dynamic resource for the mobility industry. Order your copy below!

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The M-25 outlines the standard physical distribution event descriptions, definitions, and Cloud-based content to improve the visibility of the FVL supply chain, utilizing a minimum set of transactions from the vehicle itself.

Finished Vehicle Logistics Connected Vehicle Work Group

Previously an OEM workgroup, the FVL Connected Vehicle team focused on creating standards that facilitate open source visibility which will benefit both the OEM and their transportation supply base. The intent of the group was to develop a guideline which would lead the way in determining the hand-off requirements to/from OEM’s and their transportation providers as well as determining how the OEMs will interface with the connected vehicle.

Following companies were participating members of the work group:


Previous Participants

  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company
  • Honda Development & Manufacturing of America
  • Mercedes-Benz USA
  • Nissan North America
  • Stellantis
  • Toyota Motor North America
  • Volkswagen Group of America

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