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Driver display activation remote programming now standard on all Volvo Trucks

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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.

Volvo Trucks says its new Driver Display Activation (DDA) enhancement to remote programming, as part of Volvo Trucks’ remote diagnostics bundle of uptime services, now allows operators to directly activate over-the-air system updates within minutes at the next convenient time and location.

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All new Volvo trucks built after Nov. 30, 2020 will have the Driver Display Activation interface available free of charge for the first two years, bundled with Volvo Trucks’ Remote Diagnostics services.

Volvo Trucks says its remote programming service provides fleet operators with a faster and more flexible way to make updates to software and parameters that enhance the performance of a truck’s engine, transmission and aftertreatment system. Driver Display Activation moves the activation step into the cab and the hands of the operator, the company says.

Trucks model-year 2018 and older can also benefit from Driver Display Activation by applying a conversion kit available in the diagnostic application, Volvo Premium Tech Tool, which Volvo says enables the new technology to be implemented in less than one hour. Operators are not required to contact a Volvo Action Service agent or visit a certified Volvo Uptime dealer to update the vehicle.

Volvo says Driver Display Activation underwent multiple pilot testing phases, from dealer stock trucks to more than 500 customer trucks at 15 different over-the-road and vocational fleets.

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