Connected trucks moving to an app-based world

“Being connected” to a truck could describe the experience of driving. The ergonomics and quality of the ride, however, fall short of the ultimate motive for connecting to assets: to maximize profits.

Connecting to vehicles in this way involves use of applications and highly structured workflows to maximize the utilization and performance of assets and drivers.

One such application that has already become part of the DNA of modern trucks is remote diagnostics, which also is an entry point for fleets to turn on more applications that make sense for their operations and drivers.

An open approach

Truck manufacturer Navistar has taken an open approach towards connected vehicle technologies. Its remote diagnostics portal, OnCommand Connection, captures data from vehicles using whatever telematics systems that its customers already use to manage the assets in their fleets.

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