International Truck Co. has announced that over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) is now available as a free option for all International models powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines. OTA will also be available for purchase for all International truck models powered by proprietary engines from 2010 and newer through International dealers.
“With this important step, over-the-air reprogramming is becoming a reality for truck operators,” said Bill Kozek, Navistar’s president of truck and parts. “This first-in-the-industry innovation will allow truck users to update their engine control modules with unprecedented ease and convenience, delivering improved uptime and other benefits over a safe, secure Wi-Fi connection.”
OTA reprogramming of the truck’s ECM will enable the driver or fleet manager to utilize a mobile interface to initiate reprogramming to approved International calibrations. The procedure can be performed at the customer’s facility over a safe, secure Wi-Fi connection.
“Over-the-air reprogramming revolutionizes the way trucks are serviced and lays the groundwork for a future of connected vehicle services and the trucking community as a whole,” added Kozek. “This two-way connected vehicle technology enables organizations to take communication a step further, allowing eligible users to pull the data from the truck, analyze the data, and communicate back to the vehicle.”