Automatic communication with VDA 4996
Companies in the automotive industry have accelerated lorry processing with fully automated communications between vehicles and their destinations. This new approach uses a structured method based on VDA Recommendation 4996. HABBL already contains processes that meet this standard.
Once the start message has been sent, the vehicle and trip destination communicate the estimated time of arrival every 15 minutes without the driver having to do anything. This improves the plant’s scheduling options without requiring rigid, predefined time slots. The destination sends a position-based message stating whether the lorry can drive right up or should take a break first. The access code to the plant premises is sent straight to the HABBL app, too.
Once on the plant premises, HABBL uses offroad navigation to guide drivers to their loading docks. It takes them right to their destination without having to sign in again. This dramatically cuts turnaround times from entering the plant to leaving the premises.
“VDA Recommendation 4996 lets us automatically control incoming traffic for the first time ever and dramatically cuts turnaround times, from entering the plant to leaving the premises.”
Head of Sales at Fleetboard Logistics