Detroit Connect Remote Updates are now available for the new Freightliner Cascadia spec’d with Detroit engines. With Remote Updates, fleets can now make over-the-air engine parameter changes on one or more trucks and download Detroit Diesel Electronic Control (DDEC) reports without having to physically touch the vehicle.
“Our goal is to help trucks stay on the road and out of the repair shop. Customers don’t need to call us to make updates; our Remote Updates service is cellular-based, so parameter changes, DDEC downloads and the forthcoming powertrain firmware updates can be made securely via the Detroit Connect portal, anywhere, at any time so long as there is a cellular connection,” said Jason Krajewski, director of connectivity with Daimler Trucks North America.
Remote Updates allow customers to make changes to parameters on the new Cascadia, specifically road speed, cruise speed, idle shutdown by time and idle shutdown by temperature. It also provides access to DDEC reports, which offer metrics on driver behavior and vehicle performance. It provides insights on fuel economy, time spent in top gear, time spent in cruise control and more, the company noted. Remote Updates can be implemented remotely via the Detroit Connect portal.