Peterbilt partners with Platform Science

Peterbilt partners with Platform Science

They'll develop a connected products ecosystem for medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles, launching in 2024.

Peterbilt recently announced that it will develop a new ecosystem of connected products for its medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The initiative will be under the umbrella of the cooperation agreement recently signed between Platform Science and Peterbilt parent company, PACCAR Inc.

According to the companies, the new services will leverage Platform Science’s Virtual Vehicle platform which enables customers to access fleet management functionality, ELD capabilities, truck-specific navigation and third-party applications directly from their vehicles. Peterbilt leverages technology and innovation, and will jointly build this ecosystem to take Platform Science connectivity services to the next level.

Platform Science notes that it’s ecosystem will eventually allow for third-party apps to be downloaded and managed remotely or directly on the truck interface, eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming aftermarket hardware wiring and installation.

“The new services will leverage the existing connectivity solutions of our heavy- and medium-duty truck platforms,” added Bart Lore, senior director Global Connected Services. “Thanks to the new app ecosystem, Peterbilt vehicles will take a quantum leap integration to existing fleet management solutions,” said Lore.

The new suite of services will launch in 2024 with class 8 Models 579 and 567 and the medium-duty Models 548, 537, 536 and 535. Multiple service packages will be available depending on the truck model and intended application.

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