How vehicle data is accessed and used is changing rapidly. That’s not hyperbole–just look at the integration partnerships truck OEMs are announcing that aim to reduce the number of devices on the trucks.
“The future of telematics is working with the OEM,” said Neil Cawse, chief executive officer, Geotab, during his keynote address at Geotab Connect. “The device is the way we connect to the data, but the focus is on how you use the data. We’re working with more than 40 OEMs to integrate data and allow mobility solutions like keyless entry.”
Cawse name-dropped PACCAR and Cummins as examples of what companies Geotab is working with. From there, Cawse kicked it over to a panel, starring:
- Sherry Calkins, vice president, connected car and platform solutions, Geotab;
- Ed Peper, vice president, U.S., General Motor Fleet
- Gagan Mann, vice president, digital fleet and service, Stellantis
- Brandon Blumber, senior manager, business development, Rivian
- Neil Cawse, chief executive officer, Geotab
Watch the video above to hear the panelists’ thoughts on the impact of EV and the integration of OEM data on commercial vehicle operation and what it means to fleet managers.