• Clear overview of essential vehicle information
  • Precise performance analysis at vehicle level
  • Reliable journey history for the last ten days of operation
  • Step into the digital future with no set-up fees

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MAN Essentials

Benefit from digital added value for your business: With MAN Essentials you can view the essential information on your MAN at any time: Find out the current location of your MAN at 15 minute intervals. Analyse the performance of your vehicle and get details on the driver performance1, driving and standstill times or average fuel consumption. The best thing about it: Our basic digital service is completely free!
MAN Essentials offers you:

  • Address search
  • Vehicle identification
  • Vehicle position updated every 15 minutes
  • Simple journey history for up to 10 days in the past
  • Driver identification and authorisation 1
  • Performance analysis at vehicle level
  • Departure check 2, 3

  • Mileage
  • Average fuel consumption
  • Average driving speed
  • Driving time
  • Standstill time
  • Engine operation time

Accelerate your way into the digital future with MAN: All you need to do is register your MAN vehicle on the RIO platform. We automatically activate our basic MAN Essentials service for your vehicle free of charge. You can then add in extra digital services at any time by going to the marketplace on the RIO platform.

By the way: MAN Essentials and the RIO platform also give you the option to use digital services from our partner companies. This makes MAN Essentials the ideal foundation for integrated networking of your fleet.

You can use MAN Essentials with all MAN trucks that are equipped with a RIO Box*. For MAN vehicles with on-board telematics module 2, we offer the basic digital MAN Bridge service.

1. In order to evaluate driver assignments and to identify the driver, the MAN TGE must be equipped with a digital tachograph.

2. Not available for the MAN TGE.

3. Departure check: Only in combination with the MAN Driver app. Data history for 10 days.

Available in the following countries

Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Romania, Ireland, Greece, Estonia, Luxembourg, Finland, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Malta

Digital services for the logistics and commercial vehicle sector.

The RIO platform brings together a diverse range of digital services for the entire transport and logistics eco-system. The platform offers digital services for the commercial vehicle sector from manufacturers and partners as well as in-house technology solutions. It can therefore be used to book MAN DigitalServices designed exclusively for your MAN. As a prerequisite, all vehicles must be equipped with the RIO Box*. This gives you centralised access to a wide range of data relating to your fleet.

Once you have registered online, you can book, change or add digital services anytime, anywhere. The RIO Box and the basic MAN Essentials service will be automatically activated free of charge when you register your vehicle. The digital future has already begun, be part of it – get on board.

*RIO Box is standard for MAN EURO 6c trucks as of August 2017; TBM2 is RIO-compatible; for TBM1, please contact the MAN DigitalServices hotline (, 00800 MDIGITAL - 634 448 25) For the MAN TGE, the RIO Box can be optionally ordered from model year 2019.

System requirements

In order to use the digital services, your company and your vehicles must be registered on the RIO platform When you register, data transmission via your RIO Box is activated, thereby enabling the free basic MAN Essentials service. You can then book additional digital services from the MAN marketplace free of charge.


RIO Box: As of 01/08/2017, standard in all Euro 6c MAN Trucks. For the MAN TGE, the RIO Box can be optionally ordered from model year 2019.
On-board telematics module 21: MAN TeleMatics® services will continue to be available in the usual form and via the usual access points until the agreed contract end date. Switch-over to the RIO Platform, either via the MAN Bridge connector or by retrofitting the RIO Box, as preferred.
On-board telematics module 11: For more information about the possibilities for connecting your TBM1 vehicles, contact the MAN DigitalServices hotline (, 00800 MDIGITAL - 634 448 25)

1: Not relevant to the MAN TGE

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Digitalisation offers optimum solutions for your business in the areas of transport and logistics. MAN DigitalServices offers custom-made digital solutions exclusively designed with your MAN vehicle in mind.


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Do you have any questions about MAN DigitalServices? Please contact us. We will be happy to advise you.

MAN DigitalServices hotline:
00800 MDIGITAL – 634 448 25
(Weekdays from 08:00–17:00)

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