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Daimler Trucks partners with Platform Science for on-vehicle software solutions


David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has partnered with Platform Science, the developer of a platform for on-vehicle mobile applications offering advanced fleet management software solutions.

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Platform Science will be the primary on-vehicle fleet management software development and distribution partner, enabling customers to purchase and utilize third-party telematics solutions and connectivity services directly from their trucks without aftermarket hardware installation. Daimler Truck AG has made an investment in Platform Science via the company’s Series B funding round.

Built-in telematics hardware from DTNA will be available from the factory with Platform Science’s software. DTNA says the integration of Platform Science’s technology will provide a seamless customer experience by including an end-to-end solution and maximum visibility with minimal complexity. Drivers will need to bring an authorized mobile device and log into their new vehicles’ DTNA onboard telematics system.

The service aims to deliver apps from a wide range of software providers, all available on a single telematics enabled platform.

DTNA and Platform Science are currently collaborating with some of the nation’s leading enterprise fleets to provide feedback during the development and testing phase. DTNA vehicles installed with Platform Science will begin rolling out in enterprise fleets in 2021.



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