Daimler introduces new Detroit Connect platform for Cascadia

Detroit introduces new Connect platform, including OTA updates

Detroit has introduced a proprietary connectivity platform for the new Freightliner Cascadia. The platform features new vehicle communications hardware that will facilitate new Detroit Connect services to deliver customers deeper insights into their fleets’ fuel efficiency and safety performance as well as enable over-the-air powertrain programming capabilities. The Detroit Connect platform also features technology that will enable integration of third-party telematics applications.

The introduction of over-the-air capabilities, Detroit Connect Remote Updates, gives customers the ability to perform remote engine parameter updates, and receive Detroit-initiated engine and other powertrain electronic controller firmware updates. Remote Updates improves customers’ uptime by reducing the need to stop and physically connect the vehicle at a service center to make engine performance-enhancing parameter adjustments. Remote Updates and third-party application integration will be available during the second half of 2017.

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A five-year standard base package, includes Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service access to the new Detroit Connect portal, and later in 2017, Remote Updates and third-party application integration. Detroit Connect Analytics fuel efficiency and safety upgrade packages will also be available as an option with the new connectivity platform.

“Daimler Trucks North America’s investment in developing the new connectivity platform will deliver benefits for many years to come,” said Matt Pfaffenbach, director of connectivity for Daimler Trucks North America. “The connected vehicle will have a meaningful impact on how our customers do business.”

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