The TRAILAR solution is based on thin, highly durable solar panels that are applied to the previously unused roof surfaces of commercial vehicles.
The solar energy thereby generated flows, in a way that is managed using the TRAILAR Smart Controller, into the vehicle’s power supply system. The battery absorbs the additional capacity, which can be used for charging tail lifts, lights, or cooling units, for example. This relieves the load on the alternator and engine, thereby reducing fuel consumption. Depending on the application and usage behavior involved, fuel savings of up to 5% can be achieved and CO2 emissions reduced by approximately two tons per truck annually. As tarent solutions is the official integration partner for Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform, TRAILAR approached us to develop the missing software modules and perfect the overall product.
TRAILAR was founded in 2018 as a start-up within the Deutsche Post DHL Group’s corporate incubation program. Its focus was on reducing the fuel consumption of commercial vehicles and thereby also reducing their emissions. TRAILAR’s solutions play an important role in the group’s environmentally friendly logistics operations, but are also available for external customers worldwide.
Head of Product
As part of a highly professional and agile collaboration with tarent, we have developed an IoT platform based on Cumulocity. On the platform, we use dashboards, widgets, streaming analytic engines, and microservices to process, store, and visualize data – such as the amount of solar energy generated by the TRAILAR smart controller system. This enables us to make the value added by our product visible to our customers. The tarent team stood out for its ability to help us to initiate development in a highly flexible and rapid way. The members of the team are involved in every phase and we’ve enjoyed working with them so much that we’ve already spent a couple of evenings out together at a pizzeria or brewery. It almost feels like tarent is an integral part of the TRAILAR team.
Head of Emerging Technologies
tarent solutions GmbH
The development for TRAILAR allowed us to be involved in an exciting and innovative project while working together with a great team. There was real trust between all the parties involved in the cooperation, providing an ideal basis for our agile development approach. In addition to the outstanding professional partnership, our communications with one another, based on a relationship of equals, were always very pleasant on a human level, too. Our teams were able to merge with one another and thereby achieve results in the shortest possible time frame – a fact of which both companies are proud.
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