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Iveco launches the 'takeaway' van computer

IVECO has scored an LCV first by launching a new communication system which can be used outside the vehicle.

The company revealed its new Daily Unijet HPi in Spain last week prior to launch next January. The van features a new 2.3-litre common rail turbodiesel engine with either 86 or 116bhp on tap and a host of features such as improved cab, gearbox and suspension.

But the unique selling point of the Daily will be the optional CompuDaily system, which is a telephone, barcode reader, hand-held computer, navigation system and tracking device in one. Unlike other systems that are fixed into the vehicle, the CompuDaily can be operated outside the vehicle. It was developed in conjunction with Compaq.

The driver can use the phone and barcode reader outside the cab and then clip the device on to a dash-mounted unit for use as a navigation system. It also links up to the electronic control unit, transmitting information on the vehicle to the fleet manager.

Prices will be revealed at the end of October.

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