Detroit Connect has announced that it is realigning its product offerings to reflect its integration with Zonar Systems Inc. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), owners of Detroit Connect, recently invested in Zonar, and now that investment is manifesting itself in the company’s product line.
Detroit Connect will transition the branding of its Visibility Fleet Software and On-Board Tablet to Zonar. With this change, Visibility will take on Zonar’s Ground Traffic Control fleet tracking application product name, and the Tablet will assume the 2020 tablet branding. According to DTNA, current Visibility and Tablet customers will experience no changes in product capabilities or pricing.
The Detroit Virtual Technician on-board diagnostic system will keep the same branding.
In addition to the shift in product branding for Visibility and On Board Tablet, the new business arrangement calls for Zonar to assume management of all Virtual Technician subscriptions, including the renewal process, on Detroit Connect’s behalf later this year.
Virtual Technician is standard with a two-year subscription on all DTNA vehicles with Detroit heavy duty engines, and Ground Traffic Control is available for order through DTNA dealers on those same models. A factory-installed prep kit for the 2020 tablet is available on Freightliner Cascadia trucks with Detroit heavy duty engines, and will be available on Freightliner vocational models, Western Star trucks, and Cummins- powered Freightliner and Western Star trucks later this year.
“There’s a significant opportunity to gain important insights through connectivity to ultimately provide a more dynamic customer experience,” said Matthew Pfaffenbach, director of telematics for DTNA. “Our arrangement with Zonar ultimately strengthens our telematics capabilities.”