Navistar’s new telematics system available in the US


New system integrates with an improved version of Advanced Remote Diagnostics system

 

Navistar’s OnCommand Connection, a combined hardware and software telematics system, is now available for purchase in the North American market.

OnCommand Connection offers truck and bus drivers, and fleets an easy-to-use system that can help reduce the cost of vehicle maintenance, while seamlessly handling a majority of all federal and state compliance needs, Navistar states.

Navistar senior vice president and chief information officer Terry Kline says currently only about 30 per cent of small fleets in North America are benefiting from the "power" of telematics.

"In keeping with our DriverFirst philosophy and Uptime mission, we developed OnCommand Connection Telematics to make this information easily available and useable for the entire industry, from owner/operators to large fleets, on an integrated, predictable and easy-to-understand basis."

OnCommand Connection provides a steady stream of real-time vehicle data, linked to GPS and other sources of data that can help drivers and fleet operators.

It is integrated with a new and improved version of the OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics system, which currently supports more than 300,000 vehicles of all makes and models.

The Advanced Remote Diagnostics system provides comprehensive data on each vehicle's health and easy-to-follow fault code action plans that are all served up in a web-based portal in a dashboard format.

"Our advanced remote diagnostics solution explains not just what that red light on the dashboard means, but also what to do about it, so the driver, fleet manager, and safety manager can understand," Kline says.

OnCommand Connection Telematics and Advanced Remote Diagnostics are also integrated with OnCommand Connection Electronic Driver Log (EDL), which automates US federal Hours of Service compliance requirements.

OnCommand Connection Electronic Driver Log also helps in fuel tax reporting, vehicle inspection reports, vehicle idling reports and vehicle trip mapping history, in order to make the driver's job easier and more productive, while feeding this information to the back office to enable greater efficiencies.

OnCommand Connection Telematics, OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics and the OnCommand Connection Electronic Driver Log app are available at participating International Truck dealers and to all HDA Truck Pride members.

The Electronic Driver Log app is available in both the GooglePlay Store and the Apple iTunes Store.

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