Vehicle Telematics

Detroit Connect platform integrates first telematics service provider

Daimler Trucks North America’s suite of connected vehicle services, Detroit Connect, has announced that third party telematics service providers can now be integrated into the Detroit Connect platform.

The proprietary Detroit Connect platform, exclusive to the Freightliner new Cascadia, was designed to allow the services of third party providers to be supported via the platform, providing customers the flexibility to work with the partner of their choice as well as eliminating the need to install additional hardware. Another added benefit is the integrated services will also be factory installed, which should help reduce the time it takes customers to in-service their vehicles.

Daimler Trucks considers integrating the services of third party providers onto its Detroit Connect platform is a real game-changer as it provides the company with the opportunity to expand its capabilities and push the bounds of the connected vehicle experience.

Detroit Connect has collaborated with Zonar to deepen the connectivity services offered on the Detroit Connect platform. Zonar will be the first telematics service provider integrated onto the platform, further strengthening the partnership between Detroit Connect and Zonar. Starting in April, Zonar offerings will be available on the Detroit Connect Platform allowing customers to access Zonar’s patented telematics technologies, including Ground Traffic Control® (GTC), Zonar’s web-based fleet management solution without having to install additional hardware on the vehicle.

The Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services also includes Detroit Connect Virtual Technician, Analytics and Remote Updates, which now includes firmware over-the-air updates.

Source: Press Release

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