Navistar has announced OnCommand Connection Telematics, which includes hardware and applications in support of all makes and all models of Class 6 through 8 vehicles that are equipped with J1939 or J1708 diagnostic port. The OnCommand Connection Marketplace is an open-architecture, cloud-based technology platform for telematics solutions and a range of driver support tools.
“Only 30% of the industry is currently benefiting from [telematics] tools,” said Terry Kline, Navistar’s senior vice president and chief information officer. “Building on our driver-first philosophy and our commitment to uptime, OnCommand Connection Telematics and OnCommand Connection Marketplace will provide customers of all sizes with easy access to new software tools that can make them more profitable.”
OnCommand Connection Telematics will utilize OnCommand Connection Link 2, a universal telematics device that plugs into the truck’s service port. The device, which will be available this summer, will also provide access to OnCommand Connection
The first app available on OnCommand Connection Marketplace will be the OnCommand Connection electronic driver log (EDL), which automates federal Hours of Service compliance requirements that are mandated for all carriers by Dec. 18. OnCommand Connection Marketplace will also offer access to tools such as driver vehicle inspection reports and other capabilities to make the driver’s job easier and more productive. The Marketplace will be open to customer-created and third-party apps, as well as apps from truck OEMs and suppliers.