Mercedes Teams Up with Microlise for Smartflow App access


Operators of Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks with the manufacturer’s Multimedia Cockpit can now download Microlise SmartFlow work management software directly into their cabs.

A tailored app version of this popular package is now included within the Mercedes-Benz Truck App Portal system, making the Actros the only truck available on the UK market capable of running it without extra hardware.

The move allows operators to make significant cost savings – a monthly subscription to the Microlise SmartFlow Driver WorkFlow App could be up to 85% cheaper than a traditional ‘wired’ installation, with all associated hardware.

SmartFlow is already the workflow management tool of choice for many of Britain’s leading fleets. It allows drivers to perform a range of tasks such as reviewing and accepting assignments, accessing site details and planned arrival or departure times, and alerting the traffic office to any problems.

In any other truck, a separate dedicated in-cab screen must be installed before Microlise SmartFlow can be used. Actros operators, though, can now use the Truck App Portal to download the new app incorporating many of the full package’s functions, straight to their vehicles.

The Truck App Portal integrates seamlessly with the vehicle’s Multi-Touch Display. Not only can drivers use this to access and operate the system, but the software also engages with the in-built satellite navigation system.

First Published by CVDriver – David Johns – March 2023