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iC Plus trailer running gears from BPW pave the way for AI-supported maintenance management

From digital DNA to the thinking trailer: how BPW is revolutionising vehicle and fleet management

With its holistic approach to digitalisation, BPW has fundamentally changed the way trailer running gears are developed, built and maintained. Now the innovation leader is advancing the digital DNA of its running gears to artificial consciousness: the trailer of the future thinks and manages itself. BPW reveals the first details of the new generation iC Plus running gear at transport logistic.

Artificial intelligence is set to revolutionise vehicle and fleet management and provide vehicle operators with unimagined efficiency gains.

transport logistic 2023: market leader idem telematics paves the way for AI-controlled vehicle and fleet management

The triumphant advance of telematics is unstoppable: idem telematics has tripled its sales of telematics devices in just two years. The company perfectly captures the theme of the trade fair transport logistic - and is driving the revolution in transport through artificial intelligence: the intelligent maintenance calendar is a first step towards AI-driven predictive and preventive maintenance.

With running gears, vehicle components and innovative services from the BPW Group, trailers drive more efficiently, safely and sustainably.

transport logistic: BPW Group shows broad portfolio for more efficiency, safety and sustainability in transport

At the international trade fair for logistics and mobility "transport logistic" in Munich (9 - 12 May), the BPW Group will be focusing its trade fair presentation in Hall A6, Stand 310 on efficiency, safety and sustainability. Under the motto "Solutions for driving value in transport", the group of companies is providing answers to the most urgent questions in the transport industry.

As of now, drivers can hand over the verification of a closed cold chain by smartphone app in the customer's preferred format - in paper format from the thermal printer or also by e-mail as a pdf file.

idem telematics makes transport cold chain verification easier, safer and more flexible than ever

Whether vaccines, yogurt or frozen pizza: many transported goods are temperature-sensitive and must be kept cool on the road. The seamless checking and documentation of the cold chain are legally prescribed - however, recipients sometimes prefer a paper printout and at other times data in different formats as proof. Market leader idem telematics has now significantly simplified the verification.

BPW products already fulfil the requirements of the EU simulation tool VECTO.

EU requires climate-friendly trailers from 2024 onwards: BPW products fulfil the requirements for VECTO certification of trailers

The trailer has a significant impact on how economical and climate-friendly the transport is. The EU has also recognised this; from 2024 on the EU will be certifying trailers according to their CO2 emissions. BPW products already fulfil the requirements of the EU simulation tool VECTO, which makes it easier to compare trailers and rewards climate-friendly technologies with a CO2 bonus.

idem telematics wins the Telematics Award again in the highly demanding discipline of refrigerated transports

Telematics Award 2022: idem telematics is consistently expanding its leadership in the high-level field of "refrigerated transport"

The VDA as a partner, a governor as patron, an illustrious jury of experts and a strict evaluation process: the Telematics Award, which is presented every two years, pulls out all the stops to reinforce its authority. The fact that industry leader idem telematics is chosen as the winner in the most demanding field of refrigerated transport is the only constant in a changing market.

The rental company Fraikin relies on system-open telematics from the market leader idem telematics. (Image source: Mike Mareen -

Vive la liberté: idem telematics and Fraikin cooperate to provide digital independence and security for commercial vehicle rental customers

The French commercial vehicle rental company Fraikin is also successful in Germany with a cross-brand selection of vehicles and innovative fleet management. Rental customers should also enjoy freedom and independence on the data superhighway, which is why Fraikin Germany is cooperating with the European market leader idem telematics on vehicle networking.

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Welcome to BPW Bergische Achsen KG!

About BPW Bergische Achsen Kommanditgesellschaft
BPW Bergische Achsen KG is the parent company of the BPW Group. With around 1,500 employees, including around 100 trainees, the family-run company has been developing and producing complete running gear systems for truck trailers and semi-trailers at its headquarters in Wiehl since 1898. BPW’s technologies include axle systems, brake technology, suspension and bearings. BPW’s trailer axles and running gear systems are in use in millions of vehicles around the world. An extensive range of services also provides vehicle manufacturers and vehicle operators with the opportunity to increase economic efficiency in their production and transport processes.

About the BPW Group
The BPW Group researches, develops and manufactures everything needed to ensure that transport keeps moving and is safe, illuminated, intelligent and digitally connected. With its brands BPW, Ermax, HBN, HESTAL and idem telematics, the company group is a preferred system partner of the commercial vehicle industry around the globe for running gear, brakes, lighting, fasteners and superstructure technology, telematics and other key components for trucks, trailers and buses. The BPW Group offers comprehensive mobility services for transport businesses, ranging from a global service network to spare parts supply and intelligent networking of vehicles, drivers and freight. The owner-operated company group currently employs around 7,000 staff in 27 countries and achieved consolidated sales of 1.731 billion euros in 2022.

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