Mack introduces Over the Air software updates

Mack introduces Over the Air software updates

Mack Trucks has launched Mack Over The Air (OTA), enabling customers to update software remotely without disrupting their schedules.

“Mack Over The Air represents the next step in Mack’s industry-leading approach to uptime,” said David Pardue, vice president of connected vehicles and uptime services for Mack Trucks. “Our customers can now make these updates whenever and wherever it is convenient for them.”

Two categories of software updates are available through Mack OTA: one for powertrain components, and the other for vehicle parameters like road speed limits, optimizing performance particularly for customers with trucks that change duty cycles based on factors such as economics, load type and geographic area. According to Mack, OTA capitalizes on Mack’s GuardDog Connect telematics hardware to deliver the software updates directly to customers with minimal interruption to their operations.

Mack OTA will be available for all Mack models equipped with GuardDog Connect and Mack’s 2017 engines.

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