Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems and Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on mıa, the open asset and fleet management system. Andreas Schell said: Our mission is to work together to further develop and promote the mıa platform in support of our own digital products and services. Using mıa technology, we'll be able to provide data for our customers within a single platform. And we're very keen to move forward on this because we see it as a major milestone in our development. At the same time, this initiative can only take off if other suppliers and industry actors also decide to join up.
The move is the latest by Rolls-Royce to explore digital innovation through partnership and collaboration, creating scalable solutions that will bring new value to our business and customers. It follows the launch earlier this year of Yocova, a new data exchange and collaboration platform for the aviation sector, by the Rolls-Royce data innovation catalyst R2 Data Labs.
Dr. Uwe Lauber said: Im very happy that a major player such as Rolls-Royce has chosen to join the mıa organisation and to support the platforms development. With the launch of mıa, we want to reduce complexity for our customers, and other OEMs alike, and to lower the hurdles for getting payback from data.
In February 2020, MAN Energy Solutions has launched mıa, an open digital platform enabling the integration of OEM data across the marine, power, and energy industries. Members of mıa will have the opportunity to access all of their digital assets via a single interface that integrates all OEM data-streams and enables a complete system-view.
Per Hansson, Head of Digital and Strategy at MAN Energy Solutions, said: Solution providers offer a plethora of digital solutions for system-performance optimisation, resulting in a complicated, uncoordinated view of the various equipment that vessel and plant operators maintain. Essentially, mıa helps solve this problem by simplifying the retrieval of relevant data from these solutions. Im very happy that a major player such as Rolls-Royce has chosen to enter into discussions with us about joining forces behind mıas development.
Jürgen Winterholler, Vice-President of Digital IT at the Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, explained: It is our goal to have the best fleet and asset management service for our customers based on the highest data security standards. We will focus on delivering this service through our MTU Go! platform, by cooperating with mıa to set standards across the industry. We are endeavoring to build an open, collaborative culture where asset related data can be shared easily and securely between organizations and companies. We feel the day of technology vendors and manufacturers trying to lock customers into their proprietary digital platforms by holding data hostage, is over.