Kässbohrer: Networked PistenBully Works More Efficiently

Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG has connected its PistenBully snow groomers on the cell network. Ski slope operators benefit from more efficiency, sustainability and safety in preparing ski slopes.

“Thanks to cellular connectivity we can now offer our customers new, extended services.”

Christian Mönig, Business Development Manager, Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG

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Snow production and slope preparation are significant cost factors for Kässbohrer customers who need reliable data-based snow depth information in order to work more safely, more efficiently and more resource-savingly. For the PistenBully Kässbohrer required mobile connectivity that would enable its snow groomers to transmit this data in real time, and every PistenBully driver had to be aware at all times of conditions on the slopes.

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Kässbohrer equipped all new PistenBully vehicles with a communication module that incorporated a Telekom SIM card. During slope preparation they communicate autonomously with each other and share with the data center information about snow depth and precise position. This data is visualized on a map of the terrain that drivers see on a monitor screen.

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Customer benefit

Information about snow depth and slope areas already prepared enables the driver to navigate more specifically and eliminate duplication. Efficient use of available snow resources relieves pressure on the environment because less artificial snow is required and vegetation beneath the snow cover is protected. Water, electricity and fuel are also saved. Drivers are safer too because danger points can always be seen – even in poor visibility. And thanks to Telekom’s global footprint Kässbohrer can offer this service to customers all over the world.

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