ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division has presented its advanced new digital Fleet Orchestration Platform SCALAR ahead of IAA Transportation 2022. Offering a diverse suite of features designed to optimize commercial fleet operations, SCALAR supports a wide range of customer requirements including fully automatic and live planning, routing, scheduling and dispatching solutions. This will help operators, including shippers, carriers, cities, and other stakeholders, embark on the next levels of Mobility and Transportation as a Service. A key building-block of SCALAR is its industry-leading fleet orchestration technology which was acquired from Bestmile in November 2021.SCALAR further extends ZF’s leadership in commercial vehicle connectivity. Building on over 35 years of ZF’s advanced Fleet Management Solutions expertise through its cutting-edge Transics-branded telematics portfolio and fleet digitalization experience, ZF has now also added world-class autonomous vehicle orchestration capabilities. Leveraging unique vehicle data and taking real-time, AI-based automated decision-making and fleet optimization to the next level, SCALAR’s open, modular platform can support a wide range of customer requirements for both homogeneous and mixed fleets.The integration of Bestmile’s Orchestration solution represents both a technology enabler as well as a significant commercial milestone for SCALAR in preparing the ground and delivering orchestration services. Underpinning ZF’s strategy to realize Mobility-as-a-Service, ZF is already successfully commercializing the Mobility Service Orchestration Solution, enabling public and private mobility providers to plan, launch and operate highly efficient fixed-route and demand-responsive transportation services for passengers.With over 25 percent of freight journeys estimated to be empty runs, Orchestration has the potential to help improve fleet efficiency by sending the right driver to the right vehicle at the right time. This includes helping select the most fuel-efficient and less environmentally impactful route, supporting fleet sustainability and reducing the Total Cost of Ownership.