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.

Related: Click here for details about Freightliner’s New Cascadia

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.”

You May Also Like

Clarience Technologies acquires Safe Fleet

The move increases Clarience Technologies’ workforce to over 4,000 employees at nearly 50 locations worldwide.

Clarience-Technologies-acquires-Safe-Fleet

Clarience Technologies announced that it has acquired Safe Fleet, a creator of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. Clarience says this move reinforces the company’s mission to bring total visibility to transportation by providing technologies that enhance safety, security and productivity for customers across the industry.

“Clarience Technologies and Safe Fleet share a common mission of making transportation safer and smarter through technology,” said Brian Kupchella, chief executive officer of Clarience Technologies. “The acquisition of Safe Fleet provides our company with critical technologies, deep vocational segment expertise and a portfolio of powerful and complementary safety products that support our vision to provide comprehensive solutions to a broader set of transportation customers around the world.”

How technology can improve driver safety for small fleets

In 2022, transportation incidents accounted for over 37% of all occupational deaths, making them the most frequent on-the-job fatal event.

box-truck-generic-1400
Lytx integrates data management with Fleetio

The company says paring its telematics with Fleetio’s platform will quickly give customers insights to improve maintenance workflow.

Lytx-telematics-integrates-with-Fleetio-GENERIC
The biggest takeaways from Geotab Connect 2024

Here are some of the highlights from the event’s keynote address from CEO Neil Cawse and other company executives.

ISEE fully autonomous truck yard up and running

ISEE claims the autonomous truck yard will be help improve safety, efficiency and staffing concerns.

ISEE-autonomous-truck-yard

Other Posts

Cummins to launch big bore natural gas engine

Limited production of the Cummins X15N starts this spring and full production will begin this summer.

2024-cummins-X15N-Fuel-Agnostic-engine
Revoy says EV add-on boosts truck efficiency up to 35 MPG

In addition to the fuel efficiency claims, the company says the Revoy EV will reduce fleet emissions and cut costs.

Revoy-EV-truck-add-on-electric-efficiency
Daimler Truck Financial Services starts rentals in Brazil

Truck and bus customers in Brazil will be able to rent the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Atego and Accelo.

Daimler -Truck-rental-Brazil
ACT Research ups 2024 Class 8 production and sales expectations

Looking at demand, activity, orders and backlogs, ACT Research expects an Class 8 production and sales to rise for the first time since last July.

Trucking-Market-Industry-Report-Generic-sales-production-act-research